[gha] Re: about Glenn

  • From: "Stephen Gill" <stephengillgazette@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 18:12:57 -0400

Thanks Maria for sending information on Dr. Martin. The work he has done to 
promote peace is eye-opening. It is important to encourage sincere workers who 
believe in achieving  peace in peaceful ways.  
Thanks Maria again and my greetings from Canada
Stephen Gill

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K6H 5R9 Canada. WebSites: www.stephengill.ca; stephengillcriticism.info (Tel. 
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: María Cristina Azcona 
  To: gha 
  Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 5:39 PM
  Subject: [gha] about Glenn


  Brief Photo autobiography:

  Heart and Mind: Attempt at a Short Story

  Biographical Summary:

  Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Radford University Radford VA 

  (Fax) 540-639-4320         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 liberation.

      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), 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 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 (ISISAR), headquartered in Calcutta, membership on the Board of 
Advisors of the World Prout Assembly (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 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 (since 2010), 
membership in the Global Harmony Association (GHA), 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 

      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.   Since 1997, he has been a member of the World Executive 
Council of the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) 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 

  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 
(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 (that was ratified at the 
Seventh Provisional World Parliament in December 2003 as the official manifesto 
of the Earth Federation), editor ofWorld Revolution Through World Law - Basic 
Documents of the Emerging Earth Federation(2005), and co-editor of Emerging 
World Law: 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 (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 

  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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