Who We Are: Michael Michaud
Mr. Michael Michaud has been publishing articles on the implications of contact with ETI for more than thirty years. He was an American career diplomat for 32 years, serving as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science and Technology, and as Science and Technology Counselor at the American embassies in Paris and Tokyo. He was one of the initiators of the US-Soviet anti-satellite arms control talks in 1978, and played a major role in the negotiation of a new space cooperation agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987. As a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Institute of Space Law, he coordinated the drafting of the Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence. He chaired the Academy's Subcommittee on Issues of Policy Concerning Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence for more than a decade. He is the author of more than a hundred published works on SETI, space, and related subjects. Now a full-time writer living in Vienna (Austria), he is the author of Reaching the High Frontier, a book about the American pro-space movement, and Legend, a novel about the interaction of two civilizations: Mexico and Southern California.