Ex-Guantanamo psychologist facing MU protests heads to campus

02/05/2013 7:36 AM

05/16/2014 9:02 PM

The retired Army psychologist whose job candidacy is drawing protests at the University of Missouri is scheduled for a public interview on the Columbia campus.

Former Col. Larry James is dean of professional psychology at Wright State University in Ohio. He’s one of two finalists for a top administrative job in the university’s College of Education.

The interview was scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

Human rights groups have accused James of complicity in abuse of Guantanamo Bay prisoners while leading a team of psychologists at the U.S. detention center in Cuba in 2003 and again in 2007 and 2008.

James and his supporters note that despite several complaints, he has not been found culpable by any licensing board or in a court of law.


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