Dr. Michael E. Salla, is a pioneer in the development of 'Exopolitics', the scholarly study of the main actors, institutions and political processes associated with extraterrestrial life. His groundbreaking Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004) presents the first scholarly framework for understanding the political implications of the extraterrestrial presence. 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 seventeen different extraterrestrial civilizations currently interacting with humanity in a variety of ways, with a number of other civilizations simply monitoring the Earth.
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. He 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 has conducted extensive interviews for both his exopolitical research and international conflict on Coast to Coast Radio; Shirley MacLean's Independent Expression, The Jeff Rense Program; The Gary Null Show; The Hickman Report; Mysteries of the Mind; Voice of America, Television & Radio, Washington D.C.; ABC Radio, Washington D.C.; SBS (Radio), Melbourne, Australia; KSRO (Radio), Santa Rosa, CA.; ABC Online; Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly (TV) Washington D.C.; WTOP (Radio) Washington DC.; Hearst-Argyle Television, Washington, DC.; CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Comm., TV) News, Washington DC.; MSNBC (TV) News, Washington DC.; KRLA (Radio) Los Angeles; America's Voice (TV), Washington D.C, WMAL (Radio); KDKA (Radio), Pittsburgh, BBC World Service,(Radio); 3ER (Radio), Melbourne, Australia; ABC TV, Canberra, Australia; 2CN, ABC Radio, Canberra, Australia; 2XX (Radio), Canberra, Australia.