FROM CYBERSPACE TO OUTERSPACE: Mediation boldly goes where no man has gone before

Mediating with extraterrestrialsI was going to save this post to coincide with the release of the remake of “War of the Worlds” on June 29, but I decided I simply couldn’t wait.

The following definitely falls into the “We couldn’t make this up if we tried” category.

For those mediators who are no longer feeling challenged by ho-hum disputes between neighbors, business partners, or warring nations, there’s a course designed with you in mind: Exopolitics 102: Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrials, available through, a web site devoted to exploring “the political implications of the extraterrestrial presence”. This 14-week program scheduled for this fall provides a special section on “Applying Principles of ‘Citizen Diplomacy’ to Extraterrestrial Affairs”, which includes a module on “Key Principles of Conflict Resolution, Mediation & Track Two or ‘Citizen’ Diplomacy”. (One can only imagine what the case studies are like.)

Beam me up, Scotty…

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