The Chairman of the Board of Advisors of MARS is the leading exopolitical theorist and activist Alfred Lambremont Webre, J.D., M.Ed.
Alfred is an author, lawyer, futurist, peace advocate, environmental activist, space activist, and public affairs radio talk show host in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He is considered to be the founding father of the field of Exopolitics as a social science discipline.
His book Exopolitics: Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe (Universe Books, 2005) was the evolution of his work at the Stanford Research Institute, where he directed a proposed extraterrestrial communication study project for the Carter White House in 1977.
Exopolitics uses as a case study human contact with an advanced civilization on Mars.
Today, Alfred promotes the vision of banning space-based weapons and transforming the permanent war economy into a sustainable, peaceful, cooperative Space Age society.
Alfred has worked for years to prevent the militarization of space. He was a co-architect with others of both the Space Preservation Act and the Space Preservation Treaty sponsored in the US Congress. His work in space peace advocacy can be found on the World Wide Web at www.peaceinspace.com.
I am leading the campaign to achieve political recognition of the fact that Mars is inhabited because we must now enact the international treaty that is required to protect the ecology and civilization of Mars from visitation, exploration, habitation, and colonization by human beings from Earth. We must remember that Mars does not belong to the people of Earth. Mars belongs to the Martians! If we fail to recognize this, then we will fail our first major test of cosmic citizenship. I believe that the people of the Earth are ready for cosmic citizenship and I believe that they are ready for the truth.
— Andrew D. Basiago