Joseph G. Buchman, PhD served as the moderator for, and key organizer of, the 2013 Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. He was one of seven persons who asked questions of the witnesses after he was invited to fill-in for Representative Hooley on the afternoon of the last day of the Hearings. PRG Executive Director Steve Bassett stated during the Hearings that Joe was, “The person who was chiefly responsible for this Committee coming together.” Dr. Buchman is currently creating an annotated, footnoted, “congressional-record-like” scholarly transcript of the “Proceedings of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure.”
In 2008 Joe ran for the United States Congress in Utah’s First District as the Libertarian candidate. His campaign announcement at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, following the 2008 X-Conference called for, “immediate congressional protection of whistleblowers and open hearings on federal waste, fraud, criminal activity and the E.T. issue.” His campaign received extensive local and national media national attention. Since then Dr. Buchman has worked to bring the E.T. contact with humanity issue into our national political debate, by serving as national chair of the Libertarian Party’s Platform Committee (2013/2014), and as the “Director of Candidate Research and Development for former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson’s 2012 Libertarian Presidential campaign.
In March 2014, Dr. Buchman presented an analysis of the Citizen Hearing to Dr. Seth Shostak and the SETI Institute at their biannual “Contact: Cultures of the Imagination” Conference in Mountain View California. He is also the founder of GEM – the “Grassroots Exopolitics Movement” through his “Message in an Internet Bottle” website (ThePeopleofEarthApologize.com). For the past four years he has also served as a Contributing Editor to IndependentPoliticalReport.com, a website covering the Libertarian, Green, Consitution, and other “third” party campaigns.
Joe earned a PhD in Telecommunications from Indiana University (1989), an MBA in Finance from Purdue University (1983) and BS in Marketing from Indiana Univesity (1980). He is the author of material published in over a dozen college-level textbooks, a full member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, and has previously made presentations to the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA; the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV; the Popular Cultural Association, Chicago, IL; the National Association of Broadcasters Las Vegas, NV; TED-x at Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV; as well as at the SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA; Sonoma Film Festival, Sonoma, CA; the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT; Contact In the Desert, Joshua Tree, CA; the Roswell UFO Festival, Roswell, NM; Starworks USA Laughlin, NV; and Starworks USA, Chicago, IL.