Dr Francesca Lessa and Hugo Rojas present at Columbia College, Chicago, on how nations confront painful pasts

On May 20, 2014, Dr Francesca Lessa (LAC postdoctoral researcher) and Hugo Rojas (DPhil Sociology) participated in a panel held at Columbia College, Chicago about how nations confront painful pasts. An engaging dialogue ensued between LAC scholar Lessa and DPhil associate student Rojas with Columbia Lecturer and Fulbright Scholar Jeff Kelly Lowenstein.  Award-winning photographer Jon Lowenstein showed photographs of Chile’s past, present and future that he had taken for a project he and Kelly Lowenstein had done for The New Yorker. The discussion touched upon issues of memory and justice in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the United States and other countries.