The University of Iowa

Piccato to present Hale lecture today

May 5th, 2011

The second University of Iowa Charles A. Hale Memorial Lecture will be presented by Pablo Piccato at 4 p.m. today 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 roles 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 UI from 1966 to 1998. His research focused on Mexican liberalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a deeply admired presence on the UI 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 or 335-3862.