Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice


Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:00pm


CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University
Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) at Temple University. He is the author and editor of eleven books, including the prize-winning Yankee No! Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Latin American Relations (Harvard, 2003) and The Invaded: How Latin Americans and their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations (Oxford, 2014).

Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University
Kirsten Weld is a historian of modern Latin America. Her research explores 20th-century struggles over inequality, justice, historical memory, and social inclusion.