The CHR was invited to a conversation with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile on the challenges of reckoning with oppressive pasts. Hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and chaired by Prof Njabulo Ndebele, the conversation, which proved to be an intense dialogical exploration of the theme, took place at the Mandela Rhodes Foundation in Cape Town on 9 August 2014. President Bachelet also delivered the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on the same day, and viewed the CHR exhibition, ‘Interruptions: Posters from the Community Arts Project Archive’ at the Cape Town City Hall.