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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join us at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, February 24th for the second session in the Craft of Compromise series! WATCH NOW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZXkKzJAYWM Watch this session and other future sessions LIVE on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCPxkXS0fPyy7YIqHk8HoVQ[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Beginning January 21, the Center will host a series of monthly online discussions titled “The Craft of Compromise” on current issues related to our society. Please see the flyer for information related to the January discussion.  We hope...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Please see the attached official invitation to the 2020 UK Ford Public Policy Lecture from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13th. The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship is delighted to partner with the University of Kentucky's Martin School...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Dr. Tom Shelton, who has held leadership positions in national and Kentucky educational institutions,  has been appointed to serve as the Executive Director of the Henry Clay Center of Statesmanship, located in Lexington, KY. Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Shelton served...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Henry Clay Center reached out to program alumni for their perspectives on COVID-19 and how it has impacted their communities and outlook on current events. Their responses offer a unique range of political opinions that reflect the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Henry Clay Center reached out to program alumni for their perspectives on COVID-19 and how it has impacted their communities and outlook on current events. Their responses offer a unique range of political opinions that reflect the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Henry Clay Center reached out to program alumni for their perspectives on COVID-19 and how it has impacted their communities and outlook on current events. Their responses offer a unique range of political opinions that reflect the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Richard Smith attended the College Student Congress in 2010 and is now running for a seat in the Georgia State Senate. We sat down with Richard for a digital interview to learn more about his motivation to run...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]After significant deliberation and evaluation of COVID-19 realities, the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship has cancelled the 2020 College and High School Student Congresses. This decision was made collaboratively, but with great difficulty, among the Center's staff, planning...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Henry Clay Center was proud to co-host a Congressional Student Forum in partnership with the Institute for Civility in Government and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law on Thursday, February 20, 2020, featuring Chairman John...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Written by Angela Zhong, 2019 High School Student Congress Alumnus Immigration in and of itself is inherently a divisive issue where compromise seems impossible. Immigration deals with the core features of our identity as a nation, as well as...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since 1979, Commerce Lexington Inc.’s Leadership Lexington program has been cultivating Lexington leaders, producing over 1,500 graduates from this highly informative, educational and results-oriented leadership development program. Graduates of the program have impacted our city in...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] July 10, 2019, Lexington, KY – The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship is excited to announce that Clare Magee is assuming the role of Acting Executive Director following the departure of Rob Givens. Rob Givens joined the Henry Clay...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On May 3, 2019, the Coalition for Public Safety honored the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship with a Front Lines Award from the Coalition for Public Safety. The award was presented at the Celebration of Second Chances Derby...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]"Should We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on U.S. Presence in Syria" In partnership with Marymount University, the Henry Clay Center moderated a special lecture on U.S. foreign policy in Syria in honor of Dr. Irma Becerra's inauguration...

In April of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. penned his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Directed to his fellow clergymen but written as an open appeal, the letter contains some of Dr. King’s most famous words on racism, segregation, and his belief in the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a week of mourning for President George H.W. Bush.  We at the Henry Clay Center join in our fellow Americans as we reflect on the life of service given by this great statesman. We...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Grant Ragsdale, 2018 Missouri Representative Claims of fake news. Twitter politics. Book deals and insider leaks seeking to uncover the seemingly endless amounts of gossip and dirt found in Washington DC.  They all seem to represent...

As we pause to reflect on the man John S. McCain III, his military career, public service, and personal determination dominate our thoughts.  As a Senator, his fierce integrity and flexibility to work across party lines stand out as examples of his allegiance to civility...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Independence Day. It comes every year. Some of us do cook outs, some watch fireworks, some feel pride, some feel anger, some rejoice, and some let it pass. Some, get reflective. And that’s what I do....

In the summer of 2017, the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship College Student Congress attendees were tasked with finding bipartisan solutions to some of the most complex issues facing the nation – healthcare, foreign intervention, national debt, and transportation. Students first developed policy proposals along...

In the summer of 2017, the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship College Student Congress attendees were tasked with finding bipartisan solutions to some of the most complex issues facing the nation – healthcare, foreign intervention, national debt, and transportation. Students first developed policy proposals along...

In the summer of 2017, the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship College Student Congress attendees were tasked with finding bipartisan solutions to some of the most complex issues facing the nation – healthcare, foreign intervention, national debt, and transportation. Students first developed policy proposals along...

Key focus areas included immigration, climate change, higher education, and economic policy   For most of the past decade, The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship has held a summer Student Congress for college and/or high school students. The week-long programs gather competitively-selected students from every region of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="0" padding_bottom="14"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Transylvania partners with Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship to offer Diplomacy Scholarship September 8, 2016- Lexington, Ky.— Transylvania University has partnered with The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship to create a scholarship for a new generation of...

Every year the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship wishes to instill the spirit of Henry Clay himself into a group of exceptional students from all over the United States during a one week Student Congress. It is with great pleasure that, once again, the Center...