The Center's Mission
Educating a new generation of leaders in the principles and practices of statesmanship.
The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation developed The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship to create a globally-recognized center which promotes the principles and practices of statesmanship and embodies Henry Clay's ideals of debate, diplomacy and beneficial compromise.
“Henry Clay was an interesting individual and the values he stood for are indispensable. The legacy of Statesmanship and compromise is especially important today since most Americans are inactive in the political process, and the few that are active are highly partisan”
“I want to extend my appreciation to all the individuals involved in creating and extending this opportunity to promising, young individuals. I will never forget the ideas and inspiration that my experience with the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship has offered me”
“I found my fellow delegates to be incredibly bright, analytical, and congenial individuals, and I am grateful for the opportunity to meet, converse, and work with each of them”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this conference and without hesitation would call it one of the greatest experiences of my life”
“Hearing from actual, real-world politicians in the world today who embody the principles of Henry Clay and carry them into the 21st century…”
“The conversations, shared experiences and basic human connection we all shared over this week will impact the rest of my life”
“This week was truly one of the greatest learning experiences of my life”
I walk away from this experience with nothing but lasting and impactful memories
“I just wanted to say thank you for an honestly life changing experience. I have learned more about myself, my views, and my country’s views in one week then in my past 20 years.”
“Kentucky is beautiful! Thank you so much this opportunity and your hospitality”