The Latin American Studies Program hosted the Inaugural Charles A. Hale Lecture, entitled "The Paradoxes of Truth: Reckoning with Pinochet and the Memory Question in Chile and World Culture, 1989-2006" delivered by Steve J. Stern, on Thursday, March 4th, 2010, from 3:30 - 5 pm, in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

The Charles A. Hale Lecture honors the memory of Professor Charles A. Hale (1930 - 2008), a specialist in Latin American liberalism and intellectual history. He was a distinguished scholar and faculty member at the University of Iowa from 1966 - 1997.

Steve J. Stern is Vice-Provost for Faculty and Staff and Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Stern’s work spans the Andes, Mexico, and Chile, from colonial times to the present. His most recent books are: Remembering Pinochet’s Chile: On the Eve of London, 1998 (2004), which received an honorable mention for the Bryce Wood Award of the Latin American Studies Association; and Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet’s Chile, 1973-1988 (2006), which was awarded the 2007 Bolton-Johnson Prize of the Conference on Latin American History. The books are the first two volumes of a trilogy: The Memory Box of Pinochet’s Chile. Volume Three, Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile, 1989-2006, will be published by Duke in May 2010.

This event is sponsored by the the Latin American Studies Program (LASP), International Programs, and the Department of History.