Bradford Boyd-Kennedy of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Michael Ugarte of MU's romance languages department, Faizan Syed of CAIR and Aamer Trambu of the Muslim Student Organization gave a news conference against the possible hire of Larry James.
Four panelists Wednesday morning reiterated arguments against MU's potential hire of former Army psychologist Larry James, who is being considered for a leadership position in the College of Education.
James is currently the dean of professional psychology at Wright State University in Ohio. But in the past, he was in a leadership position as an Army psychologist at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. Since his role as an intelligence psychologist was during a time of intense abuse allegations, some people are concerned about his personal ethics.
Larry James, a candidate for a leadership role in MU's College of Education, spoke on campus Tuesday. His possible hire has stirred controversy. He's never been found guilty, but he was a leading Army psychologist during prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay.
Larry James, the former Army psychologist being considered for a leadership role in the College of Education at MU, spoke to an audience of about 60 people today.
Community members have expressed concern about the possible hire of James -- he was in a leadership position as an Army psychologist during times of intense abuse at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. About 40 people gathered on Friday to protest his potential hire .
Jeff Stack of the Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation addresses Daniel Clay, dean of the College of Eduation, who came outside to respond to the protest of the possible hire of former Guantanamo psychologist Larry James.