Dr Michael Salla reviews the development of citizen diplomacy in international relations and conflict resolution theory, and applies it to the extraterrestrial presence. He explains how, since its emergence in the 1970’s, citizen diplomacy was resisted by official diplomats, but over the last decade has been increasingly accepted by the diplomatic corps of many countries. The U.S. State Department, for example, now actively seeks ways to complement official or ‘Track One’ diplomacy with ‘Track two’ or ‘citizen diplomacy’ initiatives. Dr Salla reveals how galactic diplomacy with extraterrestrial civilizations has been secretly occurring at an ‘official’ level without the awareness of the general public or elected political representatives. He discusses that citizen diplomacy initiative needs to be undertaken in order to redress the conflicts arising from covert ‘agreements’ between government agencies and some extraterrestrial groups. As a former university professor who received significant government grants for his ‘citizen diplomacy’ initiatives, Dr Salla provides valuable insights and conceptual tools for those contemplating citizen diplomacy initiatives with extraterrestrial civilizations.