HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Dr. Walter Reich, Ph.D., receives prestigious AAAS 2003 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

For his advocacy against crimes against humanity and for his work promoting the responsible conduct of science, Walter Reich, champion of human rights and the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior at George Washington University, has been named to receive the highly coveted American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2003 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award.

The award is presented annually to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility.

In the 1970s, Reich revealed how the Soviet government was using psychiatric abuse to curb dissent and stifle dissenters in the Soviet Union. He worked continuously to educate policymakers and members of the scientific and psychiatric communities regarding this mis-use of the tools of psychiatry.

Reich learned that for years Soviet psychiatrists had diagnosed political dissidents as mentally ill, a tactic that allowed the government to avoid embarrassing public trials and to discredit dissent as the product of sick minds. Once committed to psychiatric hospitals, usually special institutions for the criminally insane, the dissidents were given injections that caused convulsions or torpor, or wrapped in wet canvas that shrank tightly upon drying. Reich's revelations shocked the international community.

To further the cause of scientific freedom and responsibility, Reich has also examined diagnostic practices in the United States, to ensure that similar abuses would not occur.

In addition to his position at the George Washington University, Reich is also a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; a lecturer in psychiatry at Yale University; and Contributing Editor of the Wilson Quarterly. Previously, he served as director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from 1995--1998, where he founded the Center for
'"/>

Contact: Monica Amarelo
mamarelo@aaas.org
202-326-6431
American Association for the Advancement of Science
18-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
2. Schepens Eye Research Institute receives Roadmap grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
3. Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute
4. Research on carbohydrate metabolism receives historical recognition
5. K-States National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
6. Berkeley Lab soil scientist Margaret Torn receives Presidential Early Career Award
7. NJIT professor receives Presidential Award for breakthrough research with adult stem cells
8. University of Pittsburgh receives $10 million grant for head and neck cancer
9. LSU Vet School receives $9.9 million for infectious disease research
10. UCSB professor and director receives two national awards
11. Childrens Hospital Boston receives more than $10 million to help make smallpox vaccine safer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/5/2017)... 2017 Today HYPR Corp. , leading ... component of the HYPR platform is officially FIDO® ... security architecture that empowers biometric authentication across Fortune 500 ... secured over 15 million users across the financial services ... home product suites and physical access represent a growing ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... 30, 2017 The research team of The ... (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery ... of speed and accuracy for use in identification, crime investigation, immigration ... ... A research team ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... March 24, 2017 The Controller General of Immigration ... Abdulla Algeen have received the prestigious international IAIR Award for ... Continue Reading ... ... Deputy Controller Abdulla Algeen (small picture on the right) have received the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Third Wave Bioactives, LLC announces the addition of Brett ... new business development and ensuring quality customer experience. , Brett brings to ... in technical, marketing and sales roles. “Brett’s background working with customers and eye for ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, ... its rapidly growing Laboratory Information System. , LimitLIS® version 3 is includes new ... provide more customization options. Each of these has been “under the microscope” in ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 21, 2017 , ... Beaker, the ... talent in the life sciences industry, today announces a strategic partnership with Alcami ... takes full advantage of Beaker’s expertise in executive recruitment solutions, providing Alcami with ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... , ... June 22, 2017 , ... ... leaders in designating infertility as a disease, bringing new hope for prospective parents ... their 2017 annual meeting to back the World Health Organization’s designation in hopes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: