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In Service to the New Nation: The Life and Legacy of John Jay--Panel 1: Diplomacy and Politics

Gallagher, Mary A. Y.; Lyons, Benjamin C.; Estes, Todd; Schulz, Constance B.

The John Jay Papers Project, Columbia University Libraries, and Columbia University’s Office of the Provost presented "In Service to the New Nation: The Life & Legacy of John Jay," a two-day virtual conference (January 22-23, 2021) celebrating the near completion of the Project’s seven-volume series The Selected Papers of John Jay. Featuring a keynote address and panel sessions, the conference events highlight John Jay’s (1745-1829) notable career in public service and his numerous contributions to the new American republic as a jurist, statesman, diplomat, and politician.

The "Diplomacy and Politics" panel focuses on John Jay's diplomatic efforts. The chair is Mary A. Y. Gallagher (John Jay Papers), and the individual papers are "Kings College and the Foundations of John Jay’s Diplomacy" (Benjamin C. Lyons, Columbia University); "John Jay’s 1788 'Address to the People of the State of New York' and the Dynamics of the Ratification Debate: A New Look" (Todd Estes, Oakland University); and "Two Treaties, Two Diplomats, and Two Scholarly Editions: John Jay, Thomas Pinckney, and the Art and Practice of Scholarly Editorial Collaboration" (Constance B. Schulz, Pinckney Papers, University of South Carolina).

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