April 8, 2015
Public Policy Lecture Series: Panel Discussion, “Questioning High-Value Suspects: Confronting Torture and Advancing Effective Interrogation”
Wednesday, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
Panelists Joshua Phillips, Mark Fallon, Steven Kleinman, and Christian Meissner are members of the Research Committee for the U.S. Government’s High Value Detainee Interrogation Group. Joshua Phillips (Reed class of 1996) is the author of None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture (Verso, 2010), which was selected as one of the top books on violence for Five Books. He has reported from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia. Mark Fallon is director of ClubFed, providing strategic consulting services on international security matters to clients within the private sector, public sector, and academic research community. Steven Kleinman has 30 years of operational and leadership experience as an intelligence officer with assignments worldwide, including for the defense department’s special survival program, the air force special operations command, and the U.S. Central Command. Christian Meissner is professor of psychology at Iowa State University. He holds a PhD in cognitive and behavioral science from Florida State University and conducts empirical studies on the psychological processes underlying investigative interviews, including issues surrounding eyewitness recall and identification, deception detection, and interrogations. Sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund. More about the series Hope in Times of Crisis: Prisons, Policing, and Human Rights.