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

At this event, Cohen will analyze the story of his college classmate Jacky 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.

Date & Time

Apr. 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Seventh Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

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.


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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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