Intelligence Relations with Academe

A - I

Although located under the broad CIA category, this file includes material on the relationship between academe and the intelligence community generally.

Altbach, P.G. "Spies for CIA or Deserving Students?" Christian Century 15 (Mar. 1967): 352-354. [Petersen]

Austin, C.G. "Credibility Gap." Journal of Higher Education, May 1967, 278-280.

Diamond, Sigmund. The Compromised Campus: The Collaboration of Universities with the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. HV6285D53

Douthwright, Jean A. "Rochester Institute of Technology: A CIA Subsidiary?" Covert Action Information Bulletin, Fall 1991, 4-9.

There has been a "long, complex, and pervasive relationship between RIT and the CIA.... [T]he College of Graphic Arts and Photography received about $200,000 from the CIA in grants from 1966 to 1975. In 1985 it was reported that '30 RIT ... students have gone to work just for the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.' Most of the students were from computer science, math, engineering and imaging science programs." [Footnotes omitted] See also, Denise K. Magner, "At Rochester Institute, a Spectrum of Opinions on Links with the CIA," Chronicle of Higher Education (10 Jul. 1991): A1, 11, 14.

Ege, Konrad. "Rutgers University: Intelligence Goes to College." CounterSpy, Jun.-Aug. 1984, 42-44.

Oh, horrors! The head of the political science department at Rutgers is a consultant to and does research for the CIA. And others do it as well -- and some even do work for the Pentagon!

Evans, Rob, Nicola Butler, and Eddie Goncalves. The Campus Connection: Military Research on Campus. London: Student CND, 1991.

Surveillant 2.5 characterizes this work as an "anti-university/military alliance tract."

First Principles. Editors. "The CIA and the U.S. Academic Community: Harvard's Report and Guidelines." 3 (Jun. 1977): 10-11. [Petersen]

Gates, Robert M. "The CIA and the University: An Address by Robert M. Gates, Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency, before the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, October 10, 1987." Periscope 12, no. 4 (1987): 17-19.

Gibbs, David N. "Academics and Spies: The Silence that Roars." Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2001, M2.

Although the previous ties between academics and the CIA "supposedly withered during the 1970s,... [a] recent article in the magazine Lingua Franca, however, reveals ... that the 'cloak and gown' connection has flourished in the aftermath of the Cold War.... The close relationship between intelligence agencies and scholars ... poses a conflict of interest.... If political scientists are working for the CIA, how can they function as objective and disinterested scholars?" Reference is to Chris Mooney, "For Your Eyes Only: The CIA Will Let You See Classified Documents -- But at What Price?" Lingua Franca, Nov. 2000, 35-43.

Goodman, Allan E. "The CIA and the Universities: The Prospects for Improved Relations Have Never Been Better." Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 Nov. 1992, B1-B2.

Greenfield, Patricia. "CIA's Behavior Caper." APA Monitor, Dec. 1977, 1, 10-11.

"While news of blatant attempts at behavioral control have had immediate shock value, the CIA's support of basic research has had the more lingering effect of posing many difficult and complex questions and issues for psychologists.... The CIA's key instrument for sponsoring basic research in psychology, sociology and anthropology in the decade from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s was the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology, later called the Human Ecology Fund.... Psychological Assessment Associates, a private consulting firm,... was the CIA's successor to Human Ecology."

Hedley, John Hollister. "Twenty Years of Officers in Residence." Studies in Intelligence 49, no. 4 (2005): 31-39.

The CIA's Officer-in-Residence Program "stands as a model for nurturing relations between intelligence and academia."

Horowitz, Irving Louis, ed. The Rise and Fall of Project Camelot: Studies in the Relationship Between Social Science and Practical Politics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1967.

Hulnick, Arthur S. "CIA's Relations with Academia: Symbiosis Not Psychosis." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no. 4 (Winter 1986-87): 41-50.


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