[gha] about Glenn

  • From: María Cristina Azcona <mcrisazcona@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gha <gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 18:39:42 -0300


Brief Photo autobiography:

*Heart and Mind: Attempt at a Short Story

Biographical Summary:

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Radford University Radford
VA 24142

(Fax) 540-639-4320         *gmartin@xxxxxxxxxxx <gmartin@xxxxxxxxxxx>*

    Dr. Glen T. Martin is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at
Radford University in Virginia and primary founder, in 1994, of the Radford
University program in Peace Studies, of which he is currently Chairperson.
He is also President of the Radford University Chapter of the American
Association of University Professors (AAUP) and a member of its Executive
Committee for over ten years.

    Since long before receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Graduate
Center of the City University of New York and his MA from Hunter College,
he was a conscientious objector to war and active in movements for peace
and the transformation of our brutal and violent world order. Much of his
writing and scholarship has centered around the interconnections between
the spiritual and social-political dimensions of achieving peace and human

    During his twenty-eight years at Radford University, Dr. Martin has
been active in both national and international work of philosophers
focusing on issues of peace. He has regularly presented papers at national
conferences of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP) and the
international conferences of International Philosophers for Peace and the
Prevention of Nuclear and Other threats to Global Existence (IPPNO). Since
1996, he has been President ofInternational Philosophers for Peace (IPPNO)
<http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/IPPNO%20brochure.htm>, an organization
with members in 25 countries that works to promote the social, political,
and economic conditions necessary for world peace.

    IPPNO has Peace Messenger status with the UN and under Dr. Martin’s
leadership has contributed actively to such UN related accomplishments as
the 1996 World Court decision that substantially all use and threat of
nuclear weapons is illegal according to international law, the
International Peace Bureau’s successful campaign to curb French nuclear
tests, the Abolition 2000 Caucus toward the total abolition of nuclear
weapons, and the Millennium Forum conference on the future of humanity.
Under his guidance, the IPPNO Document on World Peace
<http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/IPPNO%20Doc.html> was developed over a
period of several years and was published by IPPNO in the year 2001.

    Dr. Martin’s *pro bono* work for peace includes honorary membership on
the Advisory Board of the International Society for Intercultural Studies
and Research <https://www.freewebs.com/isisar-worldpeacecongress> (ISISAR),
headquartered in Calcutta, membership on the Board of Advisors of the World
Prout Assembly <https://www.worldproutassembly.org/> (WPA), membership on
the International Advisory Board of Radio for Peace International (RFPI)
(1998-2006), Costa Rica, membership on the Board of Directors of theNew
Humanity Center <https://www.users.belgacom.net/grenade/new_humanity_center> in
Kalamata, Greece, appointment as a Global Associate to the International
Institute for Sustainable Future, headquartered in Mumbai (2000-2004),
membership in the Global Advisory Board of Human Dignity and Humiliation
Studies <http://p2pfoundation.net/Human_Dignity_and_Humiliation_Studies> (since
2010), membership in the Global Harmony Association (GHA)
<http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=249>, and member of the advisory
board of Acme Intellects.
From 1993 to 2002, he was Chairperson of the New River Bocay Project, a
nationwide network of U.S. citizens working for the survival and
sustainable development of the indigenous peoples of Northern Nicaragua.

    For a number of years Dr. Martin has been active in the movement to
create non-military, democratic world government under the *Constitution
for the Federation of Earth*. <http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/CEF.htm>
Since 1997, he has been a member of the World Executive Council of the World
Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA)
<http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/WCPA%20page.htm> which coordinates a
network of people from 120 countries worldwide in their work toward these
goals.   At the Provisional World Parliament in Chennai, India, December
2003, he was nominated and confirmed as Secretary-General of WCPA.  In
2012, he became President.

As part of this work, Dr. Martin was a delegate to the fourth session of
the Provisional World Parliament in Barcelona, Spain in 1996, to the fifth
session of the Provisional World Parliament in Malta in 2001, and to
meetings and conferences concerning world government in countries around
the world.   He was one of the organizers and Vice-President of the sixth
session of the in Bangkok, Thailand, in March 2003, the seventh session in
Chennai, India, in December 2003, the eighth session in Lucknow, India, in
August 2004, the ninth session in Tripoli, Libya in April 2006, the tenth
session in Kara, Togo in June 2007, the eleventh session in Nainital, India
in July 2009, the twelfth session in Kolkata, India, December 27-31, 2010,
and the thirteenth session in Lucknow, India, December 14-17, 2013.

    For many years Dr. Martin has traveled and lectured widely with respect
to world peace and the need for democratic world government.  Within this
movement for world government under the *Constitution*, Dr. Martin is also
a Professor and President of the Institute On World Problems, IOWP (
www.worldproblems.net) and, before that, the Graduate School of World
Problems, holding seminars in different locations around the world to train
future leaders to deal with global problems in the light of democratic
world government.

The IOWP is a think tank directed toward global issues and their solution.
In May and June 2002, he was professor in Graduate School of World Problems
seminars being held in Takoradi, Ghana and Lucknow, India.  In June 2003,
he was professor  in a seminar on world problems for the IOWP in Kara,
Togo, in January 05, in Kolkata, India and in Kameoka, Japan, May 2005, in
Tepotlzan, Mexico, March 2007, in Kalamata, Greece, in June 2007, in
Colombo, Sri Lanka, in Lucknow, India in June 2008 and in San Jose, Costa
Rica, January 2010. In 2011 and twelve he similarly gave lectures and
workshops in a number of courtries  He is currently President of the
Institute On World Problems.

Dr. Martin is a regular contributor of political editorials to various
newspapers, newsletters, and web journals. Dr. Martin has received world
peace awards from several international organizations and, in 2002, he was
nominated for the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi International Peace Prize
awarded annually since 1995 by the government of India. He was voted as
Press Action hero of the year 2003 for one of his political editorials.
 In March 2007, he received the World Peace Leader Award from the Office of
the World Peace Envoy in Thailand.

    He has also published widely in the service of world peace and a
transformed future for humankind. Author of* From Nietzsche to Wittgenstein
- The Problem of Truth and Nihilism in the Modern World *(Peter Lang, 1989)
and, *Millennium Dawn - The Philosophy of Planetary Crisis and Human
Liberation <http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/Books-New.htm> *(Institute for
Economic Democracy Press, 2005), he continues to publish many articles and
reviews on a variety of topics in comparative philosophy, the spirituality
of human liberation, economic democracy, democratic world government and
global social issues.

    He is also author of the booklet *Century-twenty-one: Crossroads for
Humanity - The Manifesto of the Earth Federation
<http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/Century%2021.htm>* (that was ratified at
the Seventh Provisional World Parliament in December 2003 as the official
manifesto of the Earth Federation), editor of*World Revolution Through
World Law* - *Basic Documents of the Emerging Earth Federation*
<http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/Books-New.htm>(2005), and co-editor
of *Emerging
World Law* <http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/Books-New.htm>: Key Documents
and Decisions of the World Constituent Assemblies and the Provisional World
Parliament (2010).   His fourth book on a transformed future for humankind
was *Ascent to Freedom: Practical and Philosophical Foundations of
Democratic World Law <http://www.radford.edu/~gmartin/Books-New.htm> *(IED
Press, 2008). It examines the rational and moral grounding for democratic
world law under the *Constitution for the Federation of Earth.*

Martin's fifth book is called *Triumph of Civilization: Democracy,
Nonviolence, and the Piloting of Spaceship Earth *(2010).  It studies the
deep violence of our current world order and shows the ways in which
authentic democracy can transform the world to one of sustainability,
justice, peace, and nonviolence.  He has also published *A Constitution for
the Federation of Earth: With Historical Introduction, Commentary, and
Conclusion *(2010) which focuses on the *Earth Constitution* in its
historical, conceptual, and planetary contexts.

In 2011, his seventh book appeared entitled *The Earth Federation
Movement.  Founding a Social Contract for the People of Earth: History,
Documents, Philosophical Foundations.*This book lays out the history and
principles behind the Earth Federation Movement and includes documents to
illustration the principles.  In June of 2011, Martin did a lecture tour
that included Lucknow, India, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Chennai, India, Dhaka
Bangladesh, and Bangalore, India.  In July, he led a seminar on the *Earth
Constitution* in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.

In Chennai, Martin received the "Lighthouse of the World Award" for his
work for world peace, awarded by WCPA (Asia Wing) and Bharat Vikas Parishad
on the occasion of the "Global Challenges to Peace" Program, Pondicherry
and Tamil Nadu, India 21 June 2011. In January 2012, he left the office of
Secretary-General of WCPA and was elected as its President.

Martin's newest book appeared in September 2013. It is called *The Anatomy
of a Sustainable World: Our Choice between Climate Change and System
Change. *This book shows in detail what a sustainable world would need to
look like and how the *Earth Constitution *provides exactly the
institutional structures that are needed.

In November 2013 he was awarded the International Gusi Peace Prize, which
is conferred in person each November in the Philippines.

*María Cristina Azcona*

*María Cristina Azcona*

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