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About Alfred Lambremont Webre, J.D., M.Ed. – Author of EXOPOLITICS

"TIME magazine has an annual practice of selecting The Man (or Woman) of the Year. A more appropriate ritual for the new millennium might be to select The Mind of the Year, and if that were so, Alfred Lambremont Webre would rank high on my list of suggested nominees.  Among modern philosophers, Webre finds himself one of a very select few at the center of the birth of a discipline of critical importance for the future – Exopolitics."   

-- Paul Davids, Executive Producer of the film Roswell, starring Martin Sheen.

Alfred Lambremont Webre, J.D., M.Ed. is known as the founding father of the Exopolitics.  EXOPOLITICS: POLITICS, GOVERNMENT AND LAW IN THE UNIVERSE is the evolution of Alfred Lambremont Webre’s groundbreaking work as a futurist at the Stanford Research Institute, where in 1977 he directed a proposed extraterrestrial communication study project for the Carter White House. Exopolitics turns the dominant view of our Universe upside down.  It reveals that we live on an isolated planet in the midst of a populated, evolving, and highly organized inter-planetary, inter-galactic, and multi-dimensional Universe society. It explores why Earth seems to have been quarantined for eons from a more evolved Universe society.  Exopolitics suggests specific steps to end our isolation, by reaching out to the technologically and spiritually advanced civilizations that are engaging our world at this unique, challenging time in human history.

Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd is an author, futurist, lawyer (member of the District of Columbia Bar), peace advocate, environmental activist, space activist, and radio talk show host, who has advanced degrees in both Law (Yale Law School) and in Counseling (University of Texas).

Today, Webre is the International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS), dedicated to transforming the permanent war economy into a peaceful, sustainable Space Age society, preventing the weaponization of space, and supporting cooperation amongst Life in the Universe.  He lives in Vancouver and Salt Spring Island, B.C. with his wife, Geri DeStefano, PhD, a transpersonal psychotherapist and psychic.

Webre has worked for years to prevent the weaponization of space. He has been a delegate to the UNISPACE Outer Space Conference and NGO representative at the United Nations (Communications Coordination Committee for the UN; UN Second Special Session on Disarmament).  With others, he is a co-architect of the Space Preservation Act and the Space Preservation Treaty introduced to the U.S. Congress by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) to ban space-based weapons.

Webre is a former Fulbright Scholar, a graduate of Yale University, Yale Law School (Yale Law School National Scholar), and of the University of Texas Counseling Program.  He has taught economics at Yale University (Economics Department) and Civil Liberties at the University of Texas (Government Department).   

Webre was General Counsel to the NYC Environmental Protection Administration and environmental consultant to the Ford Foundation.  He was elected Clinton-Gore Delegate to the 1996 Texas Democratic Convention; and a Member of the Governor's Emergency Taskforce on Earthquake Preparedness, State of California (1980-82), appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Webre produced and hosted “The Instant of Cooperation”, the first live radio broadcast between the USA and the then Soviet Union, carried live by Gosteleradio and NPR satellite in 1987.  He is also host of a public affairs talk show on Vancouver Coop Radio CFRO 102.7 FM. www.coopradio.org.

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Not War of the Worlds but Peace among Worlds, Futurist Says

Tue Jul 26, 8:00 AM ET
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 26, 2005 -- If our current libel laws were to extend beyond Earth"s boundaries, Steven Spielberg"s War of the Worlds might be found to be defamatory towards a race of extraterrestrial beings that may be living below the surface of Mars.

That is the claim of a veteran lawyer and space peace activist who says that by portraying Martians as aggressive attackers, Spielberg"s new film also misrepresents the broader challenge that humanity must confront interacting with other civilizations in space.

A graduate of Yale Law School, Alfred Lambremont Webre is known as the founding father of exopolitics. His work as a futurist at the prestigious Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in 1977 directing a proposed Extraterrestrial Communication Project for the Carter White House led to the emergence of exopolitics as a social science discipline.

Like many other futurists, Webre has concluded that humanity is destined to become a space-faring civilization. But he has been at the forefront of advocating that such a future will require a program of public interest diplomacy with "off-planet cultures."

In his newly released book Exopolitics: Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe (Filament Books; $9.99), Webre presents a practical and philosophical model of how such an outreach program to other planetary civilizations might be shaped.

Webre thinks that intergalactic diplomacy will involve peaceful co-existence and cooperation with other civilizations founded on principles of Universal law.

"Exopolitics is premised on the notion that if humanity is not only to survive but thrive in the Universe, it will have to develop a political science to effectively interact with the beings that it will encounter in space," Webre says.

It might seem like science fiction fantasy to some, but Webre"s book deals with a subject that is taken very seriously by some of the most accomplished members of Earth society. Among many other prominent citizens of this world, a former American astronaut and one of Canada"s former defense ministers have endorsed Exopolitics.

"The scientific paradigm of the 20th Century was that intelligent life ended at Earth"s geo-stationary orbit," Webre explains. "The exopolitics model informs us that, in reality, Earth appears to be an isolated planet in the midst of a populated Universe composed of intelligent civilizations subject to Universal law, operating under Universal forms of governance, and mediated by Universe politics."
Webre delights in the cosmic irony that his e-book publisher, Filament Books, originally decided to publish Exopolitics on its website along with War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells" classic account of an alien invasion from Mars that inspired Spielberg"s new blockbuster.

In his science fiction novel, Wells portrays Mars – and by implication, other planets – as harbingers of alien monsters that wish to attack and destroy our planetary civilization. "[Across the gulf of space … intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us," Wells wrote.

Webre has a far more optimistic view of Mars and other possibly populated planets. He thinks that human contact with aliens represents not a "final threat" but a "future hope."

His optimism is fueled by recent scientific discoveries made by NASA"s Mars Rover. These findings confirm the high probability that the red planet could host life today.
Webre is also intrigued by data derived from the scientific process of "remote viewing" which suggest that below Mars" surface dwells a peaceful race of intelligent humanoid beings that survived an environmental cataclysm on Mars that occurred eons ago.

"Remote viewing" is the mental process of perceiving and describing places, persons, and events at distant locations. It was sponsored and developed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in the early 1970"s with the help of scientists from Stanford Research Institute.

According to Webre, both remote viewers within the American intelligence community and civilian remote viewers trained by the US government have discovered astounding data about life on Mars, including the fact that the surviving Martian culture has technology that appears to be 150 years in advance of our present day civilization.

The remote viewing data indicate that because their physical appearance is so similar to humans on Earth, some Martians have already migrated to villages in South America. "Humans from Mars seem to be genetically related to humans on Earth," Webre says. "This raises many important questions – for science as well as for religion."

If such data prove accurate, Webre thinks that mutually beneficial agreements with our extended "human" family from Mars could help human civilization on Earth cope with the looming environmental challenges that threaten our own planetary survival.

His brilliant treatise Exopolitics describes the steps that must be taken to move in that direction. It sets forth an agenda for a hopeful future in which humanity addresses the challenge of contact with other civilizations in the Universe not in a "war of the worlds" scenario but through a "peace among worlds" initiative. It is "a roadmap to the stars."

About the Author
Alfred Lambremont Webre is a futurist and lawyer educated at Yale Law School. He was a Fulbright scholar. A member of the bar of the District of Columbia, he once served as general counsel to New York City"s Environmental Protection Agency. He was a Clinton-Gore delegate to the 1996 Texas Democratic convention. He lives in Vancouver, BC, where he is the International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS).

About the Book
Exopolitics: Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe
By Alfred Lambremont Webre
Edited and with an Appendix by Andrew D. Basiago
Forewords by Dr. Courtney Brown and Paul Davids
Comments by Astronaut Dr. Brian O"Leary and Others
Filament Books Price: US $9.99 ISBN: 0-9737663-0-1

Available at http://www.filamentbooks.com

Contact:  Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd 3339 West 41 Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6N 3E5 Canada Toll-free:     1-877-266-7337 Telephone:     604-733-8134 Fax:         604-733-8135 Website:    http://www.exopolitics.com