ECI Board of Directors
Dr. Glen T. Martin, Executive Director & President
Glen T. Martin, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at Radford University in Virginia, USA. He is the founder and Chair Emeritus of the Program in Peace Studies at Radford University. He is Executive Director of the Earth Constitution Institute (ECI) and President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), cooperating worldwide organizations that sponsor the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. He has traveled and lectured worldwide on behalf of the Earth Constitution and the philosophical foundations of emerging world law, as well as on behalf of WCPA projects such as sessions of the Provisional World Parliament and the development of a World Court system.
He was in college during the 1960s when the U.S. government was drafting young people into its imperial military machine. Martin declared himself a conscientious objector and refused to enter any organization dedicated to war, which he considers to be just another form of murder. He has long been a critic and resister of the dominant world system of capitalism integrated within a political organization of militarized sovereign nation-states and has philosophically developed an alternative world federalist vision of planetary peace with justice. He has received several international peace awards, including the GUSI Peace Prize International in Manila, Philippines, 2013. He has published hundreds of articles concerning freedom, peace, justice, human rights, and sustainability in popular as well as academic venues.
He is author or editor of eleven books, including his well-known book, Millennium Dawn: The Philosophy of Planetary Crisis and Human Liberation (2005)and his latest book, Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence: The Power of the Future for Planetary Transformation (2018). His forthcoming book Design for a Living Planet: The Earth Constitution Solution is due out in January 2021.The ECI/WCPA website is located at www.earthconstitution.world. Martin’s blog can be found at www.oneworldrenaissance.com.