Podcast Show #63

The Boiling Frogs Presents Stephen Soldz

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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.

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.

SoldzProfessor Stephen Soldz is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and public health researcher in Boston, and was a co-author of PHR's report Experiments in Torture. He is the Director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Program Development at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School, and has taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston College, and Boston University. For more information visit the website of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology here.

Here is our guest Stephen Soldz unplugged!

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  1. Like father like daughter, Sibel.

  2. it is not real obvious how to log in if you are a subscriber.. but i sometimes eventually figure it out. how about something more blatant.? many thanks for all you are doing. is there a way to download into itunes? i really appreciate all the in depth 911 digging. perhaps interview peter dale scott? high lighting his toronto hearings testimony, which featured kevin fenton’s new book “disconnecting the dots.” keep up the good work. wish i could give more!!!!!!

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