After CIA complaints, Harvard University disinvites Chelsea Manning as visiting fellow / Boing Boing

A comically sycophantic outcome at Harvard.


Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell earlier Thursday announced his resignation as a senior fellow at Harvard over its decision to invite Manning. Mike Pompeo, the agency’s current director, also canceled a speaking engagement there Thursday night.


“I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility,” Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said in a statement posted on the university’s website early Friday

Manning: “The CIA determines what is said and is not taught at Harvard.”

The contrast between the two is striking: Morell is an advocate of torture and extrajudicial killings; Manning exposed them.

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