This is part II of our interview series based on the recently released book -The CIA on Campus: Essays on Academic Freedom and the National Security State, edited by Dr. Philip Zwerling http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/10/27/podcast-show-63/
Professor Stephen Soldz joins us to discuss the central role played by psychologists in the design and implementation of the US torture program, and how the American Psychological Association (APA) has protected this involvement by issuing the highly biased 2005 Report of the Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security (the PENS Report). He points out the inherent bias in the Presidential Task Force membership, and cites other significant conflicts of interest by the Task Force’s unacknowledged participants. Dr. Soldz talks about the coalition of leading scholars and human rights groups from a range of fields who have joined together in spearheading a broad-based effort to annul and delegitimize the PENS Report as part of their joint effort to remove psychologists from torture and abusive interrogations.
[A.S. part I http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/10/21/podcast-show-62/
of our interview series based on the recently released book -The CIA on Campus: Essays on Academic Freedom and the National Security State, edited by Dr. Philip Zwerling.Professor Philip Zwerling joins us to discuss his recently released bookon how years after covertly funding the National Students Association, spying on suspect faculty, and dosing unsuspecting students with psychedelic drugs, the CIA is back, funding conferences on ‘intelligence ethics’, subsidizing courses for academic credit, and recruiting operatives among some the of the poorest students in the nation under the guise of protecting the homeland and combating terrorism.
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