“The process of drafting policy and working in a bipartisan way to create solutions was the most enjoyable part of my experience at the Student Congress – it also taught me the most.”

Publications from the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship


Student Congress participants and alumni are active contributors in helping carry out the Henry Clay Center’s mission. Through our programs, they are challenged to transform the tone of our country’s political discourse, teaching individuals to listen and find common ground. Be it through policy memos developed at our annual student congresses or topic-specific white papers developed in collaboration with peers from different political perspectives, the work of these young leaders proves that cooperation, bipartisanship and compromise are possible.

The majority of these publications are the product of study and analysis by students who are constrained by time, resources and format. These publications are not intended to be construed as fully comprehensive policy. Rather, they are an educational exercise in policy drafting and exploration and should be read and evaluated as such. Further, these publications represent the intellectual property of the authors. Thus, they should not be improperly copied, plagiarized, disseminated, or repurposed without the express consent of the authors and the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. Please be advised that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author(s), and not necessarily to the Henry Clay Center or the author’s employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.