The Mission of the Center
From its foundation the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship has had one defining mission, “educating a new generation of leaders in the principles of statesmanship.”
Bipartisan Conversation with Reps. Panetta and Barr
At the end of June 2018, the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship co-hosted with the Bipartisan Policy Center an evening of bipartisan conversation with Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20) and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY-06)
2018 Student Congresses
The 2018 College and High School Student Congresses concluded in June and showcased creative solutions from tomorrow’s leaders on such complex issues as healthcare, immigration and US foreign policy.
WELCOME TO THE HENRY CLAY CENTER FOR STATESMANSHIP
About Henry Clay
We live in an age marked by political polarization. Our nation and the world have become increasingly turbulent. We watch that turbulence turn into violence on the evening news. Now, more than ever, we need to cultivate the ideals of statesmanship at all levels; we need to train individuals to resolve conflict, to learn the art of compromise.
"A transformative experience...Being at a place where everyone held a mutual interest in politics created a space where respectful debate could occur. Over the course of a week, I made friends from all around the country - and we still keep in touch."Member of the 2017 Student Congress
"The College Student Congress was a fantastic experience in statesmanship and innovation. It set me on a path to a career in public service."Member of the 2017 College Student Congress
"It was interesting to realize that when we get to the bottom of certain issues, there are only minute differences that separate us on these policies, and if we are open to talking about them, we realize that we're not as polarized as we previously believed!"Member of the 2018 Student Congress