ISS Colloquium Book Event with Thomas J. Christensen and Jack Lee Downey

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Rosenfeld Hall

Cost: Free but register in advance
109-111 Grove Street
New Haven CT 06511


Join International Security Studies Director Arne Westad for a conversation with Thomas J. Christensen and Jack Lee Downey, authors of Lost in the Cold War: The Story of Jack Downey, America’s Longest-Held POW. Downey’s lively and gripping memoir—written in secret late in life—interweaves horrors and deprivation with humor and the absurdities of captivity. In interspersed chapters, Christensen, an expert on Sino-American relations, explores the international politics of the Cold War and tells the story of how Downey’s release was eventually secured.

Open to the Yale community.

Open To:

Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


International Security Studies, Law, Politics and Society, Panel Discussions and Roundtables, Talks and Lectures


International Security Studies
Phone: 203-432-1912