6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Seventh Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

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Jack Downey, Sino-American Relations and International Law - Lessons for Today
At this event, Jerome A. Cohen will analyze the story of his college classmate Jack Downey, Yale '51 and a CIA agent shot down over China in 1952 who was not released until 1973 after President Nixon skillfully ended two decades of official American lying about the case.  Cohen will also detail his own role in spurring this belated happy ending and discuss the implications of the case for international law then and now.
Please join us in the Wilson Center’s Moynihan Board Room for a reception immediately following this lecture.