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Approved For Release 2006/10/18: CIA-RDP86B00985R000300080007-4 19 October 1977 MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence VIA D/NFAC FROM Coordinator of Academic Relations and External Analytic Support SUBJECT Adverse Reactions in Academia 1. Action Requested: None; this is in response to your written comment on the memoranda from attached. l.ll 1VRV inuicatec are distressing. I understand withdrawal from the contract proposal is not unconnected from) with the fact that he is hoping to succeed as president of the center when the current president retires and is therefore extra- sensitive to the CIA "'taint" just now. I have asked prepare a letter to him for your signature. STATI NTL 3. In the case of to STATINTL you are of course correct that his participation on the Behavioral Science panel is not prohibited by the Harvard Guidelines. Here the issue is one of sensitivity to the subject because of the superficial resemblance to some of the MK-Ultra disclosures. and ask him if a letter from you continuing his service. would be of help to Approved For Release 2006/10/18: CIA-RDP86B00985R000300080007-4 Approved For R q ,f 1 f1JC$(41NT JAID 85ROO0300080007-4-0 f Nftr 5 October 1977 MEMORANDUM FOR: Distribution FROM Coordinator for Academic Relations and External Analytical Support SUBJECT Academic Relations In the interests of keeping You informed of developments instances a relating to the Harvard GuiHeldescribes two current memo to me fromi their relation are re-evaluating in which prominent academies ships with CIA. Enclosure: As Stated ADMINISTRATIVE-INTERNAL USE ONLY Approved For Release 2006/10/18: CIA-R?P86B00985R000300080007-4 Executive Registry Approved For Release 2006/10/18: CIA-RDP86B00985R000300080007-4 Subject: Academic Relations, 10/5/77 Memo from CPS/CAR Distribution: Approved For Release 2006/10/18: CIA-RDP86B00985R000300080007-4 Approved For Release 2006/f i4 :'CIA=IM:DF~86B00985R000300080007-4 low NA01 October 3, 1977 MEMORANDUM FOR: I FCPS SUBJECT: Clouds on the CIA-Academic Relations Horizon 25X1 25X1 1. Friday, September 30th was a bleak day for the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior in relation to its academic consultants. We rPr!PivPd a telephone call fro University. We had developed during an excellent external research contract In an unclassified level, consistent with the mainstream of work, which promised to be of great value not only to Agency, but to the Intelligence Community in general. The project was concerned with the effect of decision groups on political decisionmaking, a careful study26f1 the different types of decision groups and their influence upon the decisionmaking process. With the wave of pub- licity surrounding MK-ULTRA and the involvement of an behavioral researcher, a great deal of concern had been expressed at is-a-vis relations of any kind with the CIA. I Iwas calling me to inform me that shortly we would be receiving a letter requesting withdrawal of the contract proposal submitted by the If, as we are currently exploring, another wing of the overnment, e.g. DOD, would be supporting the research ,I would not have problems in accepting the funds. 2. That same day I received a letter from one of our Behavioral Science panelists, uf because of other commitments, he indicated in his letter that he may not be able to attend future meetings, ex- pressing the concern for keeping the Panel at a low profile is now considering following the Harvard precedent, in developing a Harvard-like code of behavior for relations with the CIA. This would be is one of the leaders in this special area of focus. F~11 acknowledged Approved For Release 200`6111}10/18': CIA-RDP86B00985R000300080007-4 Approved for Release 2006/10118 1 6490985R0 300080007-4 f ri 1~.. SUBJECT: Clouds on the CIA-Academic Relations Horizon 3. I recall from earlier discussions with you that the Agency had participated in discussions with the Harvard leadership in the forming of their code of ethics, and 25X1 wanted to insure that were aware of this development F 4. Please let me know if there is any further inform- ation I can supply on these matters of concern to us all. C/CAPP:B/OSI -2- Approved For Release 2006/10/18: CIA-RDP86B00985R000300080007-4