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~~'L~/)_]r I/fi^~/C//f1? Lr y /Y'.'~..~"(4.. t_/~~ i ~J ?~.f[ r l..// /~ f/ c ~ `~/ '7Tirs (rv//~ '= J L^1 VX / AJ / ~ ~~// Ab.aro k h e 111 .LO ave cL sta :1, Pool would say, h Third, eac social science community- /-o,< FOREIGN AREAS , ating positively or ientist is acting in !ssays may help to d by a modern so- :)us about his be- ten on the roles of . bined toward the Df knowledge about _ication to human ? Cdr, R Ase.E200 O8 :GIA-RDP7 44984} O2G O OO 8-2 PART ONE, SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND GOVERNMENT SPONSOR- Government Sponsored Foreign Area Research GEORGE C. DENNEY, JR. Deputy Director Bureau of Intelligence and Research Department of State 46 Last year a number of events drew attention both to the in-' creasing role of the federal government as a sponsor (mainly by contracts with persons and institutions outside the govern- ment) of social science research related to foreign affairs and to some of the problems associated with this sponsorship. In June, an ambitious outline of a study of the social roots of po- litical instability, financed by the Army and named project CAMELOT, provoked such hostile reaction in Chile, where it. was discussed by an indiscreet consultant to the study design- ers, and elsewhere, that the Defense Department felt compelled to cancel it. In early August, President Johnson, noting that some federally-supported social science research could "raise problems affecting the conduct of our foreign policy," asked the Secretary of State to take steps to "assure the propriety of Government-sponsored social science research in the area of foreign policy." On'November 18, 1965, after weeks of internal discussions and consultations with other agencies, the State De- partment issued a set of procedures for its review of "possible adverse effects upon foreign relations" of Government- sponsored research.1 These developments have been accompanied by controversy, some of it resulting from misunderstandings of the facts of the matter and some of it stemming from legitimate differences of opinion on important issues of public policy affecting both the government and the academic community. In the year since CAMELOT, however, there has been a growing recognition that . certain types of U.S. government support,for,social science re- 1The text of the procedures was published in the- FEDERAL PEG- State Dept. declassification & release instructions on (file..,.. Approved For Release 2000/08/26: CIA-RDP75-00149R00020.OO3000 -2 SHIP OF RESEARCH ON FOREIGN POLICY AND A /i T'