On October 21, 2022 Monticello hosted the annual American Academy of Diplomacy conference at Montalto, bringing together a diverse group of experts to discuss the subject of “Environment, Climate, and Diplomacy in the Age of Jefferson.”

In this except from the conference, Dr. Michael Blaakman, Assistant Professor of History and David L. Rike University Preceptor at Princeton University, provides historical perspective on Thomas Jefferson’s environmentalism in an international context.

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