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This essay explores the American and international components of the AJIL's identity, with attention to intellectual agendas as well as to individuals who have influenced the Journal in its first century. Part I asks about "American" and "international" preoccupations in the AJIL's substantive work, foreshadowing some of the themes to be developed in more depth in other essays in this centennial series. What have we understood to fall within the purview of an American journal of international law? Have we represented perspectives on our subject in a specifically American or a broadly international way? Part II looks at the people who have made the enterprise what it is, from the founding Board of Editors to the present day, with attention to the policies and practices that have made the Journal more diverse and cosmopolitan. Part III "1ooks to the future: how should we rethink the "American" and "international" sides of our identity, in the people and scholarly projects to come?


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