Mexican police news is topic of Charles A. Hale Memorial Lecture May 5

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The second Charles A. Hale Memorial Lecture will be presented by Pablo Piccato Thursday, May 5, at 4 p.m. in the International Programs’ commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. His talk is titled “Nota Roja: Justice in the Golden Age of Mexican Police News.” This event is free and open to the public.

The talk will examine crime and police newspapers and magazines in Mexico between the 1930s and 1960s, when the role of reporters as detectives and criminals as public figures shaped social views of justice and the truth behind crime.

Piccato is a professor of history and the director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University in New York City.

Charles A. Hale taught Latin American history at the University of Iowa from 1966-1998. His research focused on Mexican liberalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a deeply admired presence on the University of Iowa campus and a crucial supporter of Latin American Studies.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, International Programs, and the UI Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Heidi Vekemans at heidi-vekemans@uiowa.eduor 319-335-3862.

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