Michael E. Salla is a pioneer in
the development of exopolitics, the scholarly study of the
political implications of the extraterrestrial presence
that is not acknowledged to the general public,
elected officials or the mass media. His interest
in exopolitics evolved out of his investigation of the sources
of international conflict and its relationship with the
undisclosed extraterrestrial presence. He cites evidence
of as many as sixteen different extraterrestrial races currently
interacting with humanity in a variety of ways, with a number
of other races simply monitoring the Earth. He is the author
of Exopolitics: Political Implications
of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books,
Salla is an internationally recognized scholar in international
politics, conflict resolution and U.S. 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
Salla has held academic appointments in the School of
International Service, American University, Washington
DC (1996-2001), and the Department of Political Science,
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1994-96).
Dr. Salla taught as an adjunct
faculty member in the Elliott School of International
Affairs, George Washington
University, Washington D.C., in 2002, and he
is currently a Researcher in
Residence in the Center for Global Peace,
American University (2001-2004).
He has a Ph.D. in Government
from the University of Queensland,
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.
Salla's interest in exopolitics evolved out of his international
politics experience that many, if not all, international
conflicts were related to the extraterrestrial presence.
He launched the web site, www.exopolitics.org,
with the online publication of his first study paper,
"The Need for Exopolitics"
in January 2003. It has to date (March 2004) scored over
4 million hits and continues to attract great interest
from those seeking to understand the 'big picture' about
the undisclosed extraterrestrial presence and its political
Salla has conducted extensive media interviews for both
his exopolitical research and international conflict.
Further biographical material for Dr. Salla is on his
academic web site at http://www.american.edu/salla/