The Latin American Studies Program hosted the second annual Charles A. Hale Lecture, entitled "Nota Roja: Justice in the Golden Age of Mexican Police News" delivered by Pablo Piccato, on Thursday, May 5th, 2011, at 4 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.

The lecture examines 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.

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