October 9, 2006
Haney participates in Guantanamo teach-in
Psychology professor Craig Haney traveled to Seton Hall Law
School in New Jersey to participate in the nationwide Guantanamo
Teach In, a daylong collaboration of academics, journalists,
religious leaders, medical professionals, and military representatives
who gathered to explore the government's detention policy and
practices in the war on terror.
Participants examined the national and international implications
of indefinitely detaining hundreds of individuals deemed "enemy
combatants." More than 200 colleges and universities around
the country joined the virtual teach-in by simulcasting
all or parts of the proceedings on their campuses.
In addition to Haney, panelists included Jane Mayer of the
New Yorker, Leonard Rubinstein, head of Physicians for
Human Rights, Gerald Koocher, president of the American Psychological
Association, and Captain James Yee, the Muslim military officer
who was dismissed from Guantanamo and falsely charged with treason.
Haney was a speaker on a panel discussing the history of torture
in the modern world. Other topics included the ethical and legal
problems facing media covering Guantanamo, the force feeding
of prisoners, the unprecedented role of religion in the war
on terror, the proper role of military physicians, U.S.
detention policy post-9/11, the ethical obligation of military
officers, and Guantanamo and American foreign relations.