In response to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes a provision prohibiting the use of torture in interrogations by U.S. personnel, the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) will be publishing a comprehensive report of its research findings to inform a review of the nation’s interrogation policy and practices.

Our 2016 symposium will bring together expert practitioners and scientists to share these new research findings with trainers developing programs in the school houses and interrogators working on the front lines to help protect our country and her allies.

This year's symposium will also enable policy-makers and Intelligence professionals to network with our team of world-leading psychologists from the U.S., Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

Coordinated by the HIG and Iowa State University, the 2016 event will be held in the Lecture Room of the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC. The symposium will provide unparalleled opportunities to discuss the challenges currently faced by intelligence interviewers and the ways in which ground-breaking research can improve the effectiveness of interview and interrogation methods.


This symposium is supported by a contract from the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group. Statements of fact, opinion, and analysis in the presentations are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government.