Alfred Lambremont Webre
Alfred Lambremont Webre (born May 24, 1942) is an author, lawyer, environmentalist and a space activist who promotes the ban of space weapons. He was born in a US Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. He is the co-architect of the Space Preservation Treaty and the Space Preservation Act that was introduced to the US Congress by Congressman Dennis Kucinich and is endorsed by 274 NGO's worldwide. He helped draft the Citizen Hearing in 2000 with Stephen Bassett and serves as a member of the Board of Advisors. He is presently the International Director of the Institute for Cooperation in Space which he co-founded with Dr Carol Rosin.
Early years and education
Mr Alfred Webre entered Yale University in 1960 and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration Honors. His interest in law brought him to continue his education and to graduate from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor in International law in 1967. While studying at Yale Law School, he was also an Assistant in Instruction at the Economics Department of the US Federal Taxation at Yale University (1965-1967). In 1967-1968, Mr. Webre travelled to Montevideo, Uruguay and became a Fulbright Scholar in Economic Integration. In 1993, he entered the University of Texas at Brownsville and graduated with a Master of Education in Counseling in 1997.
Webre became an associate with CLEARY, GOTTLIEB, STEEN & HAMILTON, in New York City, in 1968. His responsibilities were international finance, tax, and litigation practice for investment banking, corporate, and public sector clients. In 1970, he joined the New York City Environmental Protection Administration as the General Counsel and Assistant Administrator. He designed and enforced environmental standards for air, water, noise pollution, and solid waste management. In 1973, he went to work for the Ford Foundation in New York City as a consultant. He was in charge of evaluation and program recommendations in public interest environmental law program for grantees including Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Defense Fund.
In 1977, he joined Stanford Research Institute (SRI International) in Menlo Park, California, as a futurist for the Center for the Study of Social Policy. His responsibilities were the studies in alternative futures, innovation diffusion, and social policy applications for clients including the Carter White House Extraterrestrial Communications Study, the National Science Foundation, US Congress (Office of Technology Assessment), the US Department of Energy, and the State of California (Energy Plan).
1977 Carter White House proposed extraterrestrial communication study
It has been well documented that Jimmy Carter had an interest in UFO's  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter#Interest_in_extraterrestrial_life_and_UFOs).
As Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for the Study of Social Policy at Stanford Research Institute(SRI), Mr. Webre was Principal Investigator for a proposed civilian scientific Study of extraterrestrial communication. This proposed Study  (http://www.presidentialufo.com/newpage11.htm) was presented to and developed with interested White House staff of the Domestic Policy staff of President Jimmy Carter during the period from May 1977 until the fall of 1977, when it was terminated because of the political climate at the time. The management of SRI had received direct communications from the Pentagon that if the study went forward, SRI's many contracts with the Pentagon would be terminated. The SRI Pentagon liaison stated that the project that had just been approved by the White House was terminated because, as per Mr. Webre, they told him: "There are no UFOs."
The over-all purpose of the proposed 1977 Carter White House Extraterrestrial Communication Study was to create, design and carry out an independent, civilian-led research compilation and evaluation of phenomena suggesting an Extraterrestrial and/or Inter-dimensional intelligent presence in the near-Earth environment. In other words, to create a plan for interactive communication between the terrestrial human culture and that of possible intelligent non-terrestrial civilizations.
The designed outcome of the Study was to have been a public White House report detailing the compiled evidence and evaluation, together with possible scientific models for the implications of the research. The White House report was to have contained public policy recommendations emerging from the evaluations and conclusions of the Study. These, if warranted, included transformation of secrecy regulations of U.S. military-intelligence agencies.
The scientific and public policy goal of the proposed 1977 Carter White House Extraterrestrial Communication Study was to fill a substantial gap in civilian scientific knowledge of the UFO Extraterrestrial Biological Entities (EBEs), and related phenomena. This knowledge gap was created and maintained by excessive secrecy practices and regulations of US Department of Defense and intelligence agencies in the various generations of its UFO-programs since the late 1940s, including but not limited to Project Grudge and Project Blue Book, as well as programs that were alleged to be secret.
Historically, the US government and research agencies proposed for the 1977 Carter White House Extraterrestrial Communication Study were:
- White House - Principal sponsorship and policy coordination of the proposed Study.
-NASA - Consultative line agency regarding UFO and Near Space phenomena, including terrestrial-UFO or EBE interaction.
-National Science Foundation - Advice and consultation by the National Science Board.
-SRI International Center for the Study of Social Policy - Principal Investigators of Study.
-Scientific experts on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), Extraterrestrial Biological Entities (EBEs), and related phenomena - Scientific Advisers
Mr Webre is a witness to The Disclosure Project.
In 1983, Mr. Webre joined the New York State Legislative Institute as Senior Fellow. He spent time on issues of public policy studies and legislative initiatives for the New York State legislature as well as the development of Graduate School of Political Management. In 1986, he became President of Legal Access Worldwide (L.A.W.) an international legal access and litigation management firm.
Non-governmental organizations & community participation
Mr Webre was a member of the Governor's Emergency Taskforce on Earthquake Preparedness for the state of California between 1980 & 1982. Between 1982-1987, he was a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Delegate at the United Nations in New York. He was involved with the communications coordination committee for the UN, with the UNISPACE Outer Space Conference (Vienna) and involved with the UN Second Special Session on Disarmament. In 1987, Mr. Webre produced and hosted the Instant of Cooperation, the first live radio broadcast between USA and the then Soviet Union, carried live by Gosteleradio and NPR satellite. In 1996, he was an elected delegate to the Texas Democratic Presidential Convention in Dallas, Texas. In 2000, he was a presenter at the Presidential Forum on Off-Planet Cultures Policy at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. Since 2002, he is the host of a public affairs radio talk show on Co-op Radio in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a founding director of Canada's No Weapons in Space Campaign (NOWIS) established in 2002. In 2004, he created the Campaign for Cooperation in Space (CCIS) (http://www.peaceinspace.org/), an international organization where he works with others to prevent the weaponization of space and promote the transformation of the war economy into a peaceful, cooperative space exploration industry.
The Institute for Cooperation in Space
Mr Alfred Webre and Dr. Carol Rosin founded the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS) in 2001. The ICIS mission is to educate decision-makers and the grassroots about why it is important to ban space weapons. Through the help of Congressman Dennis Kucinich, the Space Preservation Act (HR 3657) was introduced to the 108th Congress on January 23, 2002. ICIS continues to lobby for a Space Preservation Treaty conference where leaders of the world would gather to ban space weapons. Supported by former Minister of National Defence Hon. Paul Hellyer who believes that this treaty would help put a cap on the war industry and open the door for international cooperation in outer space exploration. Thus, transforming the "war based" economy into a "peace based" economy.
The ICIS board is made up of various prominent individuals such as former astronauts Edgar Mitchell & Dr Brian O'Leary, as well as Arthur C. Clarke, former ambassador James George, General Council Daniel Sheehan and a founder of International Earth Day (March 21st), John McConnell.
After a lifetime of experiences, research and interactions with key players, Mr Webre believes that there is intelligent extraterrestrial life in our Universe. He is the author of the book Exopolitics: A Decade of Contact (2000-2001) (http://www.exopolitics.com). The exopolitics model functionally maps the operation of politics, government and law in an intelligent Universe, and provides an operational bridge between models of terrestrial politics, government and law, and the larger models of politics, government and law in Universe society.
Mr Webre believes that as exopolitics posits, the truest conception of our human circumstance may be that we are on an isolated planet in the midst of a populated, evolving, highly organized inter-planetary, inter-galactic, multi-dimensional Universe society. He believes that we live on a planet that has been quarantined for eons and that we are now being given an opportunity to join the rest of the spiritually evolved Universe Society in peace, thus an opportunity to avoid environmental global self-destruction or global self-destruction through war.
Mr Webre's views are not unlike the conclusion of other independant researchers such as Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Courtney Brown and the late Harvard Medical School Professor of psychiatry, Dr. John Mack, who believed that we must become Galactic Citizens (http://www.mohavedailynews.com/articles/2003/02/08/news/export5225.txt).
President Jimmy Carter's official statement placed on the Voyager I spacecraft for its trip outside our solar system, June 16, 1977: "We cast this message into the cosmos . . . Of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some -- perhaps many -- may have inhabited planet and space faring civilizations. If one such civilization intercepts Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message: We are trying to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope some day, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination and our goodwill in a vast and awesome universe."
The Institute for Cooperation in Space (http://www.peaceinspace.com)
Article by Dr. Rosin & Mr. Webre (http://www.inesap.org/bulletin20/bul20art17.htm) for the International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation
Former Presidential Candidate, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, on space weapons (http://www.peaceinspace.com/ab_kucinich.shtml)
Hon. Paul Hellyer Supports a ban on space weapons (http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0515-10.htm)
Campaign for Cooperation in Space (http://www.peaceinspace.org)
Support for the Space Preservation Treaty by 274 NGO's (http://www.globenet.free-online.co.uk/articles/kucinichsupport.htm)
Exopolitics (http://www.exopolitics.com) - Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe
Washington, DC Exopolitics conference (http://www.paradigmclock.com/X-Conference/X-Conference.htm) with CNN's former anchor Cheryll Jones as Co-Host
CNN article mentions President Carter's UFO sighting in 1969 (http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/10/22/ufo.records/index.html)
Files on President Jimmy Carter's interest in UFO's (http://www.presidentialufo.com/carter.htm)