Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Time Article Cites 'Human Terrain' on Anthropologists and War

January 6, 2010

The Human Terrain documentary co-produced at Watson is featured in a Time article outlining the controversy about using social scientists in military operations. According to Human Terrain co-director James Der Derian, “the center of gravity’’ in Iraq and Afghanistan has shifted from the battlefield “to a psychological territory,” prompting a heated debate over how cultural knowledge should be integrated in current and future US wars.