Dr. Michael E. Salla, is a pioneer in the development of exopolitics, the scholarly study of the political implications of the extraterrestrial presence. He is the author of Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004). 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, 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 is currently a Researcher in Residence in the Center for Global Peace, American University (2001-2004). He has a PhD in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an MA 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'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 this 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 (February 2004) scored almost 3 million hits and continues to attract great interest from those seeking to understand the 'big picture' about the undisclosed extraterrestrial presence and its political implications.
Dr. Salla has conducted extensive interviews for both his exopolitical research and international conflict on Coast to Coast Radio; 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.