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2014 "New Leaked WikiLeak CIA Document: How the CIA Sold Obama on Counterinsurgency by Drone Assassination." CounterPunch Dec. 12, 2014.

2014 "The Bio-Social Facts of American Capitalism." CounterPunch September 2014, 21(8):9-11.

2014 "How the Media Gets it Wrong: On Asking the Wrong Questions and Media Dead Zones." CounterPunch Sept. 18, 2014.

2014 "The New Surveillance Normal: NSA and Corporate Surveillance in the Age of Global Capitalism." Monthly Review 66(3):43-53.

2014 "Counterinsurgency by Other Names: Complicating Humanitarian Applied Anthropology in Current, Former, and Future War Zones." Human Organization 75(2):95-105.

2014  "Det amerkianske militaerests erobring av kulturen." Radikal Portal 19. mai 2014. [Norwegian]

2014 "Review of Peter Mandler's Return from the Natives: How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 44(4):564-565.

2014 "Remembering Gerald Berreman: One Who Raged Against the Machine." CounterPunch February 19, 2014.

2014 "The NSA, CIA, and the Promise of Industrial Espionage: The Secret Police of American Capitalism." CounterPunch January 28, 2014.

2013 "The Role of Culture in Wars Waged By Robots: Connecting Drones, Anthropology, and the Human Terrain System's Prehistory." In Neil L. Whitehead and Sverker Finnstrom, eds. 46-64, Virtual War and Magical Death: Technologies and Imaginaries for Terror and Killing. Durham: Duke University Press.

2013  "On Open Sources and Closed Agencies." Edges 12/3/13.

2013  “Memory’s Half-Life: A Social History of Wiretaps.” CounterPunch 20(6):10-14.  

2013 “Karl August Wittfogel.” In Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Volume Two, pp 382-385935-937, Jon R. McGee & Richard L. Warms eds., Walnut Creek, CA: Sage. 

2013 “Marvin Harris.” In Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Volume One, pp 382-385, Jon R. McGee & Richard L. Warms eds., Walnut Creek, CA: Sage

2013 “On Claims of a Baby Rogue Elephant: The Revelations of Kidnapped CIA Agency Robert LevinsonCounterPunch December 13-15, 2013.

013 "Militarization and Anthropology." Annotated bibliography, Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2013 “The Destruction of Conscience in the National Academy of Science: An Interview with Marshall Sahlins. CounterPunch February 26, 2013.

2013  “Review of Rob Albro et al’s Anthropologists in the SecurityScape: Practice, and Professional Identity.” Journal of Anthropological Research 69(1):130-131.

2013 "Review of Andrew D. Evans' Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany." American Anthropologist 114(3):550-551.

2013 Republication of “Anthropologists as Spies.” (orig. 2000) In Anthropologies (Special issue on “Anthropology & War) Issue 19, July 2013.

2013 Translation into Spanish of “The Destruction of Conscience in the National Academy of Science: An Interview with Marshall Sahlins,” (orig. 2013). “La destrucción de la conciencia en la Academia Nacional de las Ciencias de EE UU. Entrevista.Sin Permiso (24/3/13)

2013 “Privacy Tapped Out: Americans No Longer Care About Government Surveillance.” Le Monde diplomatique English Edition, August 2013, p 10-11 (republished excerpt from “A Social History of Wiretaps”). 

2013 Translation into French of, “A Social History of Wiretaps,” (orig.2013). “Quand le peuple américain refusait qu’on espionne Al Capone: Avec l’affaire Snoden, les Estats-Unis accentuent leur derive sécuritaire.” Le Monde diplomatique August 2013, pp 10-11.

2013 Translation into German of, “A Social History of Wiretaps,” (orig.2013). “Absolut unamerikanisch: Die schleichende Enteignung der Privatsphäre in den USA von Le Monde diplomatique (Deutsche Ausgabe) August 2013, pp 10-11.

2013 “L’anthropologue comme espion.” French translation, and republication of "Anthropologists as Spies," (Orig. 2000).  Pp 533-544, in La question morale, une anthologie critique, eds. Didier Fassin & Samuel Lézé. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

2012 "Resistance's Half-Life: Militarization and the Growing Academic Silence." CounterPunch Vol. 19, No. 11. June 1-15, 2012, p 1, 5-7.

2012 "The Irreverent Sting of Alexander Cockburn: A Voice of Critical Optimism." CounterPunch July 23, 2012.

2012 “Inside Cockburn’s FBI File: Snoops, Snitches and Secrets.” CounterPunch 20(1):9-12.  January 2013.

2012 "Counterinsurgency and the M-VICO System: Human Relations Area Files and Anthropology's Dual-Use Legacy." Anthropology Today 28(1):16-20.

2012 [co-authored with Michael Price & Robert A. Rubinstein] "Material Support: U.S. Anti-Terrorism Law Threatens Human Rights and Academic Freedom." Anthropology Today 28(1):3-5.

2012 "Review of Ivan Greenberg's The Dangers of Dissent: The FBI and Civil Liberties Since 1965." Logos 11(1).

2011  "Review of David C. Engerman's Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America's Soviet Experts." The American Historical Review 116(5):1525-1526.

2011 Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State. Petrolia: AK Press/CounterPunch Books.  

2011 "Case Western Breakdown: How Critical Engagements with Military Scholars Can Threaten Academic Transparency." CounterPunch November 14, 2011.

2011.  "How the CIA and Pentagon Harnessed Anthropological Research during the Second World War and Cold War with Little Critical Notice." Journal of Anthropological Research 67(3):333-356.

2011 "Counterinsurgency, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Political Uses of Militarized Anthropology." Dangerous Liaisons: Anthropologists and the National Security State. Laura A. McNamara & Robert Rubinstein eds., 51-76, Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press.

2011  "Uninvited Guests: A Short History of the CIA on Campus." The CIA on Campus: Essays on Academic Freedom and the National Security State pp 33-60, Philip Zwerling ed., Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland Publishing.

2011 "Review of Roberto Gonzalez's Militarizing Culture: Essays on the Warfare State." Journal of Anthropological Research 67(3):451-453.

2011  "Mark Zborowski in a World of Pain: Part Two, Trial by FBI." CounterPunch 18(13):1,4-7.

2011 "Mark Zborowski in a World of Pain: Part One, The Spy-Scholar." CounterPunch 18(12):1, 5-8.

2011 "George Peter Murdock." In, Fifty Key Anthropologists. Eds. Robert Gordon Andrew P. Lyons and Harriet D. Lyons, eds. pp 162-167. London: Routledge.

2011 "Review of Barbara Johnston & Susan Slyomovics, eds. Waging War, Making Peace: Reparations and Human Rights." Journal of Anthropological Research 67(1):120-121.

2011 "Pre-Apocalyptic Ethnography of American Nuclear Borderlands." Dialectical Anthropology 35:51-57.

2011 "Challenging America's Pharaoh: A Revolutionary Movement and the Future of Egyptian (In)dependence." CounterPunch Feb 2, 2011.

2010 "Comments on Setha M. Low and & Sally Engle Merry's "Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas." Current Anthropology 51 Supplement 2:S217-S218.

2010 "Using the Freedom of Information Act as an Anthropological Tool." News of the Society for Applied Anthropology 21(3):28-30.

2010 Translation of "Gregory Bateson and the OSS" (orig. 1998), and republication into German: "Gregory Bateson und das OSS: Der Zweite Weltkrieg und Batesons Beurteilung der angewandten Anthropologie”  Zeit-Zragen  Nr 35 vom 30.8.2010; and French: "Gregory Bateson et l’OSS: la Seconde Guerre mondiale et le jugement que portait Bateson sur l’anthropologie appliqué.”  Horizons et débats N 35: 3-5. 13 septembre 2010

2010  "Disrespecting the Yellow in the Tour de France." CounterPunch July 20, 2010.

2010 "Review of Robert Justin Goldstein's American Blacklist: The Attorney General's List of Subversive Organizations."  The American Historical Review 115(1):250251.

2010 "Soft Power, Hard Power, and the Anthropological 'Leveraging of Cultural 'Assets': Distilling the Politics and Ethics of Anthropological Counterinsurgency." pp 245-260. In John D, Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell & Jeremy Walton, eds., Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2010 “Silent Coup: How the CIA is Welcome Itself Back onto American University Campuses.”  CounterPunch 17(2):1-5.  Jan. 16-31, 2010.
2010       “Governing Fear in the Iron Cage of Rationalism: Terry Gilliam’s Brazil Through the 9/11 Looking Glass.” Pp 167-182, in Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture and the “War on Terror.” Eds. Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula & Karen Randell.  New York: Continuum.

2010  “The Spook School Program.” CounterPunch 17(3):6-7. February 1-15, 2010.

2010  “Human Terrain Systems Dissenter Resigns, Tells Inside Story of Training’s Heart of  Darkness.” CounterPunch February 15, 2010.

2010 Blogging Anthropology: Savage Minds, Zero Anthropology and AAA Blogs.” American Anthropologist 112(1): 140-142. 

2010 “Counterinsurgency.”  In Alan Bernard & Jonathan Spencer eds.,  The Routledge  Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 2nd ed.  Pp 162-164. London: Routledge.

2010  “The Army’s Take on Culture.” Anthropology Now 2(1):57-63.

2009 Robert Albro (chair), James Peacock, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Kerry Fosher, Laura McNamara, George Marcus, David Price, Laurie Rush, Jean Jackson, Monica Schoch-Spana and Setha Low] “AAA Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the US Security and Intelligence Communities (CEAUSSIC). Final Report on The Army’s Human Terrain System Proof of Concept Program.” Submitted to the American Anthropological Association Executive Board, October 2009. 

2009 “Going Native: Hollywood’s Human Terrain Avatars CounterPunch December 23, 2009.

2009 “Anthropology, Human Terrain’s Prehistory, and the Role of Culture in Wars Waged by Robots.” CounterPunch October 1-15; 16(17):1, 4-6.

2009  “Faking Scholarship.” In the Network of Concerned Anthropologists Steering  Committee, eds., The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual or, Notes on Demilitarizing American Society.  Pp 59-76. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press.

2009  “Cynical Design or Opportunism? Review of Jeremy Kennan’s The Dark Sahara: America’s War on Terror in Africa.”  Times Higher Education September 3, 2009, p 52.

2009 “Son of PRISP: Obama’s Classroom Spies CounterPunch June 23, 2009.
2009 "Counterinsurgency’s Free Ride: The Press and Human Terrain Systems.” CounterPunch  April 7, 2009. 
2009  “Counterinsurgency, Anthropology and Disciplinary Complicity: An Interview With Roberto González on Human Terrain Systems.” CounterPunch February 3, 2009. 

2009 “Review of Ugo Mattei & Laura Nader’s, Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal.” Multinational Monitor January/February 2009, pp 48-49. 

2008  “Payback Time: The Student Who Decided to Not Be a Spook.” CounterPunch 15(15):6-8.  9/1-15/08.
2008 “The Leaky Ship of Human Terrain Systems: First Read of a Leaked Handbook”  CounterPunch December 12, 2008.

2008 “Social Science in Harness: Inside the Minerva Consortium.” CounterPunch June 25, 2008.

2008 “On the Ambivalence of Orthodoxy in American Anthropology.” Reviews in Anthropology 37(2): 101-121. 

2008  Anthropological Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

2008  “The Military ‘Leveraging’ of Cultural Knowledge: The Newly Available 2004 Stryker Report Evaluating Iraqi Failures.” CounterPunch March 18, 2008.

2008  “McCarthyism.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences,  2nd edition, William A. Darity, Jr. ed., Volume 5, pages 43-44. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.

2008  “Materialism’s Free Pass: Karl Wittfogel, McCarthyism and the ‘Bureaucratization of Guilt.’” In ed., Dustin Wax, Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War.  Pp 37-61. London: Pluto.

2008 “Blind Whistling Phreaks and the FBI’s Historical Reliance on Phone Company Criminality.” CounterPunch 15(6): 1-3. March 16-31.

2007 "Andre Gunder Frank, the FBI, and the Bureaucratic Exile of a Critical Mind."  CounterPunch 14 (12):1-4. June 16-30, 2007.

2007  “Buying a Piece of Anthropology, Part One: Human Ecology and Unwitting Anthropological Research for the CIAAnthropology Today 23(3):8-13.

2007   “Buying a Piece of Anthropology, Part Two: The CIA and our Tortured PastAnthropology Today 23(5):17-22.

2007 "Refuting Col. John Nagl: Army's Prime Salesman of Counterinsurgency Manual Seeks to Defend Stolen Scholarship." CounterPunch November 3, 2007.

2007   [co-authored with, Catherine Besteman, Andrew Bickford, Greg Feldman, Roberto Gonzalez, Hugh Gusterson, Gustaaf Hautman, Jean Jackson, Kanhong Lin, Catherine Lutz, & David Vine]“US Intelligence and Anthropology.” Anthropology News November 2007,  48(8):3-4.

2007 [co-authored with, James Peacock (Chair), Robert Albro, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Kerry Fosher, Laura McNamara, Monica Heller, George Marcus, and Alan Goodman] “AAA Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the US Security and Intelligence Communities, Final Report.” Submitted to the American Anthropological Association Executive Board, November 2007.

2007  “Anthropology as Lamppost? A Comment on the Counterinsurgency Field Manual.” Anthropology Today 23(6):20-21.2007.

2007 “Pilfered Scholarship Devastates General Petraeus’ Counterinsurgency Manual.
CounterPunch Vol 14, No. 18. Oct. 16-31, pp 1-6. Spanish translation: "El manual de contrainsurgencia del general Petraeus es desbaratado por inccluir innumerables plagios."

2007  [co-authored with Roberto J. González] “When Anthropologists Become Counter-Insurgents: Pledging to Boycott the ‘War on Terror.’” CounterPunch September 28, 2007.

2007  “Tour de Witch Hunt: Drugs, Diaries and Purges.” CounterPunch July 26, 2007.

2007   “André Gunder Frank, the FBI, and the Bureaucratic Exile of a Critical Mind” CounterPunch 14 (12):1-4. June 16-30, 2007.

2007 [co-authored with Hugh Gusterson] “Reconsidering Why Dr. Johnny Won’t Go To War.”  Small Wars Vol. 8, May 2007, pp 35-37.

2007  "Earle Reynolds: Scientist, Citizen and Cold War Dissident." In ed., Barbara Rose Johnston, Half-Lives and Half-Truths: Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War. pp 55-76. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press.

2007 "The Long Lost War: This Occupation Shall Remain Nameless" CounterPunch April 25, 2007.

2007  "Anthropology and the Wages of Secrecy." Anthropology News 48(3):6-7.

2006  "American Anthropologists Stand Up Against Torture and Occupation of Iraq." CounterPunch November 20, 2006.

2006  "Reply to Sebag-Montefiori." Anthropology Today 22(1):21.

2005 "How the FBI Spied on Edward Said." CounterPunch December 1-5 Vol 12, pp 1, 4-5.

2005  "El FBI y las ciencias sociales." Historia anthropologia y Fuentest Orales 34(3):29-46.

2005  “Anthropology and Total Warfare: The OSS’s 1943 ‘Preliminary Report on Japanese Anthropology.”  Anthropology in Action 12(3):12-20. .

2005    [co-authored with Eric B. Ross] “Introduction to Special Issue on 'Friends and Foes: Anthropologists and the Making of the Enemy.''"  Anthropology in Action 12(3):vii-ix.

2005   “How U.S. Anthropologists Planned ‘Race-Specific’ Weapons against the Japanese”  CounterPunch June 1-15, 2005, 12(11):1-3.  [Translated into Spanish by
Germán Leyens as, "Antropólogos de EE.UU. planearon armas “específicas a la raza” contra los japoneses" at Rebelión November 28, 2005; Translated into Italian by Francesco Scurci as, "Armi Razziali Degli USA Contro i Giapponesi" at Come Don Chisciotte ]

2005  [co-authored with Hugh Gusterson] “Spies in our Midst Anthropology News 46(6):39-40.

2005 "Review of Gretchen Schafft's From Racism to Genocide: Anthropology in the Third Reich." Anthropological Quarterly 78(4):1109-1113.

2005 "America the Ambivalent: Quietly Selling Anthropology to the CIA."  Anthropology Today  21(5):1-2.

2005 [co-authored with William J. Peace] "Bernhard Stern and Leslie A. White on the Church and Religion," In Regna Darnell & Frederic W. Gleach eds., Histories of Anthropology Annual, Volume 1 pp 114-131. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

2005 "The Shallowness of Deep Throat: Selective Links from Corruption Central." CounterPunch June 2, 2005.

2005 "From PRISP to ICSP: Skullduggery Among the Acronyms." CounterPunch Vol 12, No. 5, March 1-15., pp 3-4.

2005  "The CIA's University Spies," CounterPunch Vol. 12, No. 1, January 1-15, pp 1-6.  Translated into Spanish by Cecilia Paterno, "Los espias de la CIA en lost campus universitarios."

2004 "Social Security Pump and Dump: Driving by FDR's Peaks and Valleys' of Capitalism." CounterPunch December 23, 2004.

2004  "Relying on Phonies: What if the Problem with Phone Polls is that they are Phone Polls?" CounterPunch September 20, 2004.

2004  "Review of Pamela R. Harrell and Margaret C. Frese's Anthropology and the United States Military: Coming of Age in the Twentieth Century." American Anthropologist 106(4):758-759.

2004   “In the Shadow of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Cultural Conditions of Unconditional SurrenderCounterPunch August 6, 2004.  [Translation into Italian as, All’ombra di Hiroshima e Nagasaki: le condizioni culturali di una resa senza condizioni republished at Nuovini Mondi Media August 12, 2004]

Theoretical Dangers: Notes on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Investigations of Science & Society Science and Society 68(4):475-482.

2004  “’Like Slaves’: Anthropological Notes on Occupation” CounterPunch January 6, 2004. 

2004 Threatening Anthropology: The FBI’s Surveillance and Repression of Activist Anthropologists.  Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

2004  “Tribal Communism Under Fire: Archie Phinney and the FBIJournal of Northwest Anthropology (Special Issue: Remembering Archie Phinney, A Nes Perce Scholar) 38(1):21-32. 

2004  “Standing Up For Academic Freedom: The Case of Irving GoldmanAnthropology Today 20(4):16-21.

2003 “Reply to Lloyd Pierson” Archaeology November/December 2003. pp 9.

2003  “Outcome-Based Tyranny: Teaching Compliance While Testing Like A State.“ Anthropological Quarterly 76 (4): 715-730.

2003 “Teaching Suspicions: The Unintended Consequences of Police Investigations of Parent Volunteers.” CounterPunch 23(4):373-401.

2003 "Subtle Means and Enticing Carrots: The Impact of Funding on American Cold War Anthropology" Critique of Anthropology 23(4):373-401.

2003  “Anthropology Sub Rosa: The AAA, the CIA and the Ethical Problems Inherent in Secret Research" In Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology: Dialogue for Ethically Conscious Practice, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban ed. 29-49.  Second Edition. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press. 

2003 "Prostrate Before The Patriot Act: Librarians As FBI Extension Agents" CounterPunch March 5, 2003.

2003 “Cloak and Trowel: Should Archaeologists Double As Spies?Archaeology  September/October 2003, pp. 30-35. [citations for this article]

2003  “The Spies Who Came in from the Dig,” republished excerpt from “Cloak and Trowel” The Guardian September 4, 2003.

2003  "Review of Charles Harris & Louis Sadler's The Archaeologist Was A Spy: Sylvanus G. Morley and the Office of Naval Intelligence Archaeology May / June 2003, p 56.

2003 [co-authored with William J. Peace] "Un-American Anthropological Thought: The Opler / Meggers Exchange"
Journal of Anthropological Research

2003 "Subtle Means and Enticing Carrots: The Impact of Funding on American Cold War Anthropology." Critique of Anthropology  23(4):373-401. 

2002 “Interlopers and Invited Guests: On Anthropology’s Witting and Unwitting Links to Intelligence Agencies" Anthropology Today 18(6):16-21. 

2002 "Reply to Jan van Bremen, Igor Kopytoff and Margaret Hardiman" Anthropology Today 18(4):22.

2002 Cops As Robbers" CounterPunch October 1-15, 2002:4. "Unleashing Blood Meridian: Bush’s War Threatens Egyptian Stability"

2002  “Lessons From Second World War Anthropology: Peripheral, Persuasive and Ignored Contributions" Anthropology Today 18(3):14-20.

2002  “Present Dangers, Past Wars and Past Anthropologies” Anthropology Today 18(1):3-5.

2002  “Reply to Noam Chomsky and Jeffrey Sluka” Anthropology Today 18(2):23.

2002  “Review of Thomas Patterson’s A Social History of Anthropology in the United States Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

2001 “Academia Under Attack: Sketches For A New Blacklist” CounterPunch Nov. 21, 2001.

2001 “Fear and Loathing in the Soviet Union: Roy Barton and the NKVDHAN  XXVIII(2):3-8.

2001 “’The Shameful Business’: Leslie Spier on the Censure of Franz BoasHAN  XXVIII(2):9-12.

2001 "War Without End: Terror and Indigenous Peoples." CounterPunch November 3, 2001.

2001 "Price Replies to Peace, Carrier & Frank" The Nation 2/12/01:23

2001 [co-authored with William J. Peace] “The Cold War Context of the FBI’s Investigation of Leslie A. White” American Anthropologist 103(1):164-167.

2000  “Anthropologists as Spies” The Nation Vol. 271, Number 16, 24-27, November 20, 2000.

2001 “Spying on Radical Scholars” Radical History Review 79 (winter 2001):169-172.

2000 “The AAA and the CIA
Anthropology News  41(8): 13-14. November, 2000.

1998 “Gregory Bateson and the OSSHuman Organization 57(4):379-384.

1998  “Obituary for Mark Zborowski Anthropology Newsletter 39(6):31.

1998 “Cold War Anthropology: Collaborators and Victims of the National Security State” Identities  
4(3-4): 389-430.  Paper Abstract

1997 “Anthropological Research and the Freedom of Information Act CAM: Cultural Anthropology Methods 9(1):12-15.

1997 “Review of Colby & Dennett’s Thy Will Be Done-The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil Identities 3(3):441-447.

presentations, papers, interviEws and such

"Pentagon Researching Ways to Stifle Social Movements" Interview on RT TV news. 6/20/14.

"Anthropology and the Recent Growth of Military and Intelligence Programs in the United States." Seminar presentation at University of Bergen, Bergen Norway, May 21, 2014.

"Anthropology and the 'War on Terror.'" Presentation with Sindre Bangstad and Bjørn Bertelsen; introduced by Michael Seltzer, at Litteraturhuset. Oslo, Norway, May 20, 2014.

"Anthropology and the Latest Afghan War." Presentation at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, Olso, Norway.  May 20, 2014.

"Using Ethics to Avoid Politics: on the Problems Arising When Anthropologists Use Professional Ethics to Address Political Problems of Human Terrain Systems and Other Security Sector Projects." Engaged Scholarship Workshop: Embedded! Archaeologists and Anthropologists in Modern Landscapes of Conflict. Brown University, May 1, 2014.

“Anthropology’s Post War Anti-Colonial Moment: Jack Harris, Raymond Kennedy, John Embree, and the Transitory Rise and Temporary Fall of Anti-Colonial Anthropology.” Paper presented in a session on Producing Ethnographic Knowledge: Jack Sargent Harris’s Career in and out of the Academy from Chicago to the Cold War, at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 22, 2013.

Interview on Russian TV's RTTV "Breaking the Set" show, on Weaponizing Anthropology and the militarization of academia (interview runs from 6:40 -15:25).
Interview for George Mason University's Edges, October 23, 2013.

Interview in Cyril Mychalejko's "Big Brother's New Crystal Ball" Toward Freedom Oct. 23, 2013.“Dual Use Anthropology: Ignored Uses of American Anthropology by Intelligence Agencies During the Cold War.” George Mason University Cultural Studies Colloquium, October 10, 2013.

Interview on KPFA's Up Front, discussing shifts in American attitudes towards wiretaps, and NSA revelations. August 12, 2013.

On The Dual Use Nature of Cold War Anthropology: Historical Interactions with the CIA and Pentagon.” Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture Series, Oregon State University. May 17, 2013.

“Counterinsurgency by Other Names: Complicating Humanitarian Applied Anthropology in Current, Former, and Future Warzones.” opening keynote address, annual conference of the Swedish Anthropological Association 'Anthropological Engagements' 26 April 2013 in Uppsala, Sweden.

“Open Secrets, Hidden Agendas and Ignored Outcomes: The Dual Use Nature of Cold War Anthropology.” Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. March 4, 2013.

“Raymond Kennedy: Unanswered and Ignored Questions of Early Cold War Ethnography.” Council on Southeast Asia Studies Seminar Series, MacMillan Center, Yale University. February 13, 2013.

“The Militarization of Anthropological Knowledge: Elizabeth Bacon’s Revelations of CIA Efforts to Recruit Anthropologists.” Session on Understanding Militarism: Critical Anthropological Perspectives, Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 16, 2012.

“The Overt and Covert Return of the Military-Intelligence Complex to Campus: Why Universities Should be Very Afraid.” Hostler Institute on World Affairs Lecture Series, San Diego State University. October 10, 2012.

"Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State." Eight Annual Anthropology Lecture, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon. April 2012.

"Connecting Wartime Anthropology's Trajectories with the Birth of Area Studies." Paper presented at Columbia University's Heyman Center Conference on OSS, Intelligence, and Knowledge of the World. April 13, 2012.

"The CIA, the Asia Foundation, and the AAA: How the AAA Linked Anthropologists to a CIA Funding Front," Paper in a session on 'Anthropologies of the Covert," at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Canada. November 19, 2011.

Panelist in session on "Anthropological Research with 'Terrorist' Groups: Responding to the Criminalization of Research." Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, November 18, 2011.

"Ethics, Politics, and Theoretical Issues of Anthropological Counterinsurgency" Presentation and panel discussion, The University and National Security after 9/11 Symposium. Case Western University Law School, September 23, 2011.

"Anthropology's Dissidents." Keynote Panel with Roberto Gonzales, John Kelly and John Allison, Counter-Counterinsurgency Conference. Reed College, Portland, Oregon. April 9, 2011.

"Dual-Use Anthropology: Documenting How the CIA and Pentagon Used Anthropological Research During the Early Cold War." Paper presented to the Culture, Power, Boundaries Seminar, Columbia University, New York. April 4, 2011.

Comments in John Markoff's "Government Aims to Build 'Data Eye in the Sky'" New York Times October 10, 2011.

"How the CIA and Pentagon Harnessed Anthropological Research During the Cold War with Little Notice." Journal of Anthropological Research Distinguished Lecture, University of New Mexico, Department of Anthropology. February 17, 2011.

"Ethical Issues Raised in Refugee and Internment Work." AAA Ethics Committee Roundtable. "Ethical Issues in Research with Refugees, Displaced Persons, and in Conflict Situations." Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. November 19. 2010.

"Anthropology and the Dangers of Soft and Hard Counterinsurgency." Invited Roundtable on Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. November 18, 2010.

Roundtable Panel on Counterinsurgency and Humanism Forum, University of California, Irvine.  International Studies Public Forum, and the University of California Humanities Research Institute and the Center for Ethnography.  Irvine, California. October 7, 2010.

Comments in Jason Motlagh's "Should Anthropologists Help the U.S. Contain the Taliban?" Time July 1, 2010.

Comments in "Pentagon Turns to 'Softer' Sceinces: US Defence Research to Focus More on Biology, Cybersecurity and Social Sciences to Help Win Conflicts." by Sharon Weinberger,  Nature News April 14, 2010.

"Anthropology and Counterinsurgency: the Problems of Harnessing Anthropology for Counterinsurgent Conquests." University of Waterloo public speaker series, Waterloo, Ontario. March 18, 2010.

Interview with Amy Goodman,"The CIA is Welcoming Itself Back onto American University Campuses." on Democracy Now. February 9, 2010.

Interview in, "When Scholars Join the Slaughter." by Dahr Jamail, Truthout January 26, 2010.

“Problems with Using Anthropology for Counterinsurgency Campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.”  Olympia World Affairs Council, Olympia, Washington. January 21, 2010.

Interview in: Christopher Say's "Should Anthropologists Go to War?" Time Dec. 13, 2009.Panelist in ethics casebook session on “Professional Ethics and the Security Sector: A Dialogue with the Larger Anthropological Community.” Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia. December 6, 2009. 

Roundtable Discussion Panelist in session on:“War and Counter-Counterinsurgency: Demilitarizing Anthropology and U.S. Society”  Roundtable Discussion Panelist, Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia. December 5, 2009.

Comments in, "Anthropology and the Military." by Steve Kolowich Inside Higher Ed December 4, 2009.

“Anthropological Engagements with Military and Intelligence Agencies: History, Ethics, Politics and Structural Limits.” Syracuse University, Department of Anthropology Speaker Series. Syracuse, New York, October 1, 2009.

Comments in, "Occupying Hearts and Minds." by Dahr Jamail, Truthout, April 30, 2009. 

“Problems with Counterinsurgent Anthropological Theory: or, by the Time a Military Relies on Counterinsurgency For a Foreign Military Victory it has Already Lost.” University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology Conference: Reconsidering American Power.  Chicago, Illinois, April 24, 2009.  

“Anthropology’s Third Rail: Counterinsurgency, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Political Uses of Militarized Anthropology.” Paper presented at School for Advanced Research Plenary Session on Military Imaginaries, Ethnographic Realities. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 19, 2009.

“War is a Force that Gives Anthropology Ethics: History, Warfare and Anthropologists’ Conflicting Duties.” Pitzer College public lecture series on “Interpreting War and Conflict,” February 9, 2009.  

“Pushing Back at the Militarization of Anthropology.” Keynote Address, War and Social Sciences Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson.  January 24, 2009. 

“Reconsidering the Political Economy of Anthropology’s Production and Consumption of Knowledge: Moving Beyond Postmodernist Rejections of Metanarratives of Power.” University of Arizona Department of Anthropology Colloquium.  University of Arizona, Tucson. January 23, 2009.

Participant in “Exploratory Workshop with the Commission on Anthropology’s Engagement with US Security and Intelligence Community” at United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. January 6, 2009.

Interview with The Chronicle of Higher Ed. "The Ethics of a Code for Anthropologists." The Chronicle of Higher Education. Vol. 55, Issue 15. 12/5/2008.

Welcome to Negativeland: On Identifying the Empty Spaces Marking What Isn’t Being Said.” Remarks made as discussant in Invited Session, sponsored by the AAA Executive Program Committee on “Anthropology, the Military and War.” Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 22, 2008.

Organizer and Chair of Presidential Invited Session on “Collaboration Against Military Engagements: Reconsidering Anthropologists for Radical Political Action 35 Years After the Fact,” and a paper presented on:  “Limiting Democracy and Reigning-In ARPA at the Annual Business Meeting: Or, Rules for Radicals (as Interpreted and Enforced by the Old Guard)”.  Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 20, 2008.

Panelist is AAA workshop on "Examinations and Perspectives on Revising the AAA Code of Ethics" Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.  San Francisco, November 21, 2008. 

"Anthropology’s Third Rail: Counterinsurgency, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Political Uses of Militarized Anthropology.” Paper presented at School for Advanced Research seminar on “Scholars, Security and Citizenship”, July 24-25, 2008. Santa Fe.

“On the Uses and Abuses of Anthropology and History in Wartime: From the Second World War to Contemporary Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”  Talk presented at Dean’s public forum, The Evergreen State College. May 8, 2008.

“Anthropology, Critical Analysis, McCarthyism and Academic Freedom.”  Open Institute of International Education.  Hong Kong.  May 22, 2008.

Soft Power, Hard Power and the Anthropological ‘Leveraging’ of Cultural ‘Assets’: Distilling the Politics and Ethics of Anthropological Counterinsurgency.” Plenary paper presented at conference on “Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology.  April 27, 2008.

“Anthropology in a World of War: History, Ethics and Conflicting Responsibilities.”  Amherst College, sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the Lamont Lecture Fund and the Anthropology-Sociology Department.  April 9, 2008.

Comments in Ken Stier's "Anthropologists on the Front Lines." Time December 11, 2007. 

Interview with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, on Democracy Now! "Anthropologists up in Arms Over Pentagon's Human Terrain Systems to Recruit Graduate Students to Service in Iraq, Afghanistan." December 13, 2007.

Panel and public presentation on the findings of the Anthropological Association’s Ad Hoc Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the U. S. Security & Intelligence Communities. Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C.  November 29, 2007.

Comments in Lindsay Beyerstein article on “Anthropologists on the Front Lines: The Pentagon’s New Program to Embed Anthropologists with Combat Brigades Raises Many Concerns.”  In These Times November 30, 2007.

Interview in David Glenn’s article on “Anthropologists in a War Zone: Scholars Debate their Role.” Chronicle of Higher Education November 30, 2007.

Anthropologists and the US Army” Interview featured on BBC Radio 3’s Night Waves, October 23, 2007.

Interview featured on Wisconsin Public Radio’s, Conversations with Kathleen Dunn. October 9, 2007.

“Anthropologists and War,” Interview featured on National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show, October 10, 2007.

Anthropologists and the U.S. Military” Interview featured on National Public Radio’s Here and Now, October 16, 2007.

Interview featured in Ina Kjøgx Pedersen’s article, “Militærets tommelfingre,” Weekendavisen September 27, 2007.

Anthropology, the Second World War, and Strategies of Professional Denial.” Paper presented to the New York Academy of Sciences, New York City.  March 26, 2007.

Participant in SAR seminar on: “The Anthropology of Military and National Security Organizations.” School for American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  February 26-27, 2007.

“Critiquing Silence: On the Ethical Impropriety of Secret Research and Covert Ties to Intelligence Agencies.”  Paper presented in AAA presidential invited session on, "Debating Anthropological Practice and National Security:  Past, Present and Across Borders " at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, California. November 17, 2006. 

Discussant in session on invited session organized by Les Sponsel on, “Ethical Anthropology: Past, Present, and Future” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, California. November 18, 2006. 

Comments in Richard Willing’s article, “Intelligence Agencies Invest in College EducationUSA Today November 28, 2006.

Interview featured in David E. Kaplan’s article “Hey, let’s play ball: the Insular World of Intelligence Reaches out for a Few New Ideas.” U.S. News & World Report November 6, 2006:52-57.

“Learning Self-Censorship: How Past and Present National Security Crises Damage American Social Science.” Public Lecture Whitman University, Walla Walla, Washington, October 30, 2006.

The FBI and David Aberle: The Surveillance of an Embracer of Causes.” Paper presented in SFAA Plenary Session on “Celebrating David Aberle’s Contributions,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  March 30, 2006.

“Using the Freedom of Information Act to Understand Government Surveillance and Repression.” Presentation at Arizona State University’s School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Tempe, Arizona.  February 21, 2006.

“The Means and Meaning of the FBI’s Surveillance of Edward Said.”  Paper presented at 2006 Evergreen State College Arab Film Festival screening of Selves and Others: A Portrait of Edward Said. February 1, 2006.

Discussant for papers presented in organized session on, “Multiculturalism and ‘Intellectual Diversity’? The Hidden Agenda of current calls for Academic Freedom,” Selected by the Council on Anthropology and Education at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C. December 1, 2005.

“Anthropology as Weapon: The Uses and Abuses of Anthropology at the OSS's Research & Analysis Division,” Paper presented in organized session on, "World War Two Anthropology: Reconsidering the War's Past in the Present" at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C. December 2, 2005.

“Co-opting Anthropology for Reasons of Empire.” American University Department of Anthropology, Washington, D.C., November 30, 2005.

“Rethinking Anthropology and Activism: Models of Self-Censorship” Anthropology Department Colloquium, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, November 7, 2005.

“Threatening Academic Freedom Under McCarthyism and the Patriot Act” Distinguished Speaker Series, University of Chicago Alumni Association, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Washington. October 26, 2005.

Interview with David Abrams and Hans Bader discussing Hurricane Katrina and the Davis Bacon Act, on High Frequencies Radio, WBNW Radio. Boston, Massachusetts.  September 26, 2005.

“Selling Anthropology to the Highest Bidder: An Interview with David Price” By Merrill Singer, Society for Applied Anthropology Newsletter 16(2):5-7, August 2005.

Interview with Amy Goodman for story on “CIA Supports ‘Secret’ CIA Scholarships” on Democracy Now, Pacifica Radio, August 3, 2005.

Interview with Arthur Kent featured in story on Intelligence Agencies on American Campuses, “
Better Spy Agency Panel,” on The Current, CBC Radio One, April 8, 2005.

"The FBI's Monitoring of Activist Anthropologists" Campus talk sponsored by the International Education Department, Pierce College, Tacoma, Washington. March 11, 2005.

Interview featured in, “Cloak and Classroom,” by David Glenn, in The Chronicle of Higher Education March 25, 2005. A14-15.

"Anthropology Under Fire: McCarthyism and the FBI's Assault on Academic Freedom."  University of Washington’s Sociocultural Anthropology Colloquium, Department of Anthropology, January 24, 2005, Seattle, Washington.

“McCarthyism and Academia: Can It Happen Again?” Portland State University Artists and Authors Series, December 4, 2004.  Portland, Oregon.

Interview featured in, “Anthropologists Act to Revoke 1919 Censure of Franz Boas, a Key Figure in the Field” by David Glenn in The Chronicle of Higher Education 12/17/2004.

"The FBI's Historic Role in Suppressing American Anthropologists' Academic Freedom." Public lecture presented at Seoul National University, November 12, 2004. Seoul, South Korea. 

Weaponizing Anthropology: American Anthropologists at the Office of War Information During the Pacific War.” Paper presented at the 3rd annual East Asian Anthropology and Japanese Colonialism Conference held at Seoul National University,  November 13-14, 2004.  Seoul, South Korea.

Interview: “McCarthyism and American Anthropology” Weekday KUOW, PBS Interview with Steve Scher, August 10, 2004.

Interview: “Author’s Hour: Threatening Anthropology”  TVW Broadcast June 20, 2004.

Interview featured in “Want to Volunteer in Schools? Be Ready for a Security Check New York Times, page 1, A20, March 11, 2004, by Tamar Lewin.

“The Intersection of Science and Activism: Earle Reynolds as Cold War Dissident” Paper presented in organized session on, “Cold War Legacies and the Anthropology of Trouble” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle, Washington, February 16, 2004.

“The Dangers of Promoting Peace During Times of [Cold] War: Gene Weltfish, the FBI, and the 1949 Waldorf Conference for World Peace.” Paper presented at Invited Session on “Anthropologists, Promoters of War or Peace?” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 20, 2003.

“Paul Radin: Dodging McCarthyism One Step Ahead of Hoover” paper presented in session on “Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War,” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 22, 2003. 

“Academic Freedom Downtime” Paper presented in session on “Safeguarding Academic Freedom” at the Second Annual Conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, Olympia, Washington, October 10, 2003.

Interview with Neal Conan featured on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation story on “Archaeologist Spies” September 27, 2003. 

Interview featured in “Nickles, Locke, and the FBI: Security Background Checks on Local Officials Raise Civil Liberties Alarms” Seattle Weekly April 30-May 6, 2003.

Applied Anthropologist as Cold War Dissident: Earle Reynolds, An Informed Protester of Conscience" Paper presented at Invited Session on “Legacies of the Cold War: Anthropological Efforts to Document Abuse and Seek Meaningful Remedy,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Portland, Oregon, March 2003.

Interview featured in “Spies in the Stacks: Is Uncle Sam Watching What You Read? We’re Not Allowed To Tell.” Fort Worth Weekly April 17, 2003.

“Cold War Echoes in the ‘Post-Cold War’ Era.” Paper presented in session on “Rethinking the ‘Post-Cold War’ Era,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 20, 2002.

The FBI, McCarthyism, Infrastructure and Patterns of Racism in America.” Invited Session: Culture, People and Nature: The Role of Marvin Harris in Anthropological Theory and Praxis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21, 2002.

“Secrecy, Betrayal and Past, Present & Future Uses of Anthropology” Discussant Remarks on issues raised in the papers of Felix Moos, Robert Rubinstein & Hugh Gusterson.  Invited Session: “Defending the Nation? Ethics and Anthropology After 9/11” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 23, 2002.

Comments in “I Spy With My Science Eye” Times Higher Education Supplement, by Chris Bunting, April 12, 2002.

Interview for National Public Radio story on Anthropology and Warfare by Renee Montagne.  NPR's Morning Edition, August 14, 2002.

Interviewed and featured on British Broadcast Corporation, Radio Four broadcast examining anthropologists and espionage entitled “Professional Strangers” Broadcast BBC Radio Four, October 11th, 2001.

“The Requirements of Freedom of Information Act Research in a Functioning Democracy“ University of Washington School of Library Science, April 19, 2001. 

A Private Face of Anthropology: The CIA, the AAA and the Comprehensive Roster of 1952”  Paper presented at special Presidential Panel at the annual business meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2000.

“Our Private Lives: Hoover’s FBI and the War on Descent.”  Invited lecture for Panorama City’s Minds on the Millennium Lecture Series.  May 11, 2000.

“The FBI and Oscar Lewis: Political Surveillance and the Culture of Poverty” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November, 18 1999.  Paper Abstract

“Using the Cold War Research to Teach the History of Anthropology” Faculty Focus Colloquium, St. Martin’s College, Lacey WA, October 26, 1999.

CIA Pillow Talk: The Uses of Populations, Undeclared Agendas and Development Anthropology
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA, December, 1998.

“DARE to Inform on Your Parents: The Classroom as the Police State’s Foyer“ Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Seattle, Washington, November 19, 1998.  Paper Abstract

Anthropologists on Trial: The Lessons of McCarthyism” Paper presented in session on the intersection of anthropology and politics, at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November, 1997.  

“The Wartime Roots of Applied Anthropology in America” Paper presented at a session on “The Uses of Anthropological Research” at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, March 8, 1997, Seattle, Washington.  Paper Abstract

“Cold War Anthropology: Collaborators and Victims of the National Security State” Paper presented in an Invited Session on “Anthropology and the National Security State” at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Nov. 1995, Washington, D.C. Session Abstract and Paper Titles