Sept 20 lecture – “Secrets of State: The Declassified History of the Chilean Dictatorship”
The Museum Studies Program is proud to co-sponsor this lecture associated with the “Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the 1973 Coup in Chile” series of events:
Speaker: Peter Kornbluh, Director of the Chile Declassification Project, National Security Archive
September 20 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm
1010 Weiser Hall (500 Church Street)
Peter Kornbluh will present a lecture on the “Secrets of State: The Declassified History of the Chilean Dictatorship” exhibit. The documents in this exhibit were declassified and made public as a result of years of research and FOIA advocacy by those promoting openness, particularly members of the National Security Archive. In the wake of the historic arrest in London of General Pinochet in October 1998, their efforts, among others, led President Bill Clinton to launch a special Chile Declassification Project in 1999 and the eventual release of over 24,000 formerly top secret documents.
Curated by Peter Kornbluh (Director of the Chile Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, an NGO dedicated to freedom of information and transparency).
Cosponsors: University of Michigan [Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; International Institute; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Office of Research; Department of History; Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies; Museum Studies Program; Institute for the Humanities] and Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice