Dr.Michael E. Salla, is a pioneer in the development of ‘Exopolitics’, the political study of the key actors, institutions and processes associated with extraterrestrial life. His interest in exopolitics evolved out of his investigation of the sources of international conflict and its relationship to an extraterrestrial presence that is not acknowledged to the general public, elected officials or even senior military officials. His groundbreaking Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004) was the first published book on exopolitics and explained the political implications of extraterrestrial life. His more recent, Exposing U.S. Government Policies on Extraterrestrial Life (Exopolitics Institute, 2009) takes exopolitics to a new level of sophistication by revealing how the world’s most powerful nation secretly manages information concerning extraterrestrial life and technology.
Dr. Salla is an internationally recognized scholar in international politics, conflict resolution and US foreign policy, and is the author/editor of an additional four books including:
- The Hero’s Journey Toward a Second American Century (Greenwood Press, 2002);
- Essays on Peace (Central Queensland University Press, 1995);
- Why the Cold War Ended (Greenwood Press, 1995); and
- Islamic Radicalism, Muslim Nations and the West (1993).
He has also authored more than seventy articles, chapters, and book reviews on peace, ethnic conflict and conflict resolution. Dr. Salla has held academic appointments in:
- the School of International Service & the Center for Global Peace, American University, Washington DC (1996-2004);
- the Department of Political Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1994-96); and
- the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C., (2002).
He has a Ph.D in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has conducted research and fieldwork in the ethnic conflicts in East Timor, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Sri Lanka, and organized peacemaking initiatives involving mid to high level participants from these conflicts.
Dr. Salla founded the Exopolitics Institute (2005) and the Exopolitics Journal (2006). He has co-organized four international conferences on extraterrestrial life and Earth Transformation on the Big Island of Hawaii. Dr Salla has appeared in hundreds of radio and television shows and international conferences for his research on exopolitics and international conflict. A list of his exopolitics interviews and conference papers appears here.