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The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship is saddened by the loss of one of our founders, Dr. Kay Clawson. Dr. Clawson was an selfless man, a brilliant physician, and a lover of history. He was instrumental in the success of our organization, and his friendships with Sen. Kassenbaum and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor led them to join the Center’s Honorary Board.

 

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Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Announces Expanded Program and New Partnerships with University of Kentucky’s Martin School and The Council of State Governments

Acclaimed Student Congress to Include Both College and High School Levels.

Lexington, Ky. (January 27, 2016) –The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, an innovative non-profit dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders in the essential skills of negotiation, dialogue, and compromise, announced today that it will be expanding its National Student Congress events to both the college and high school levels, in partnership with The Council of State Governments and the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration.

For most of the past decade, The Henry Clay Center has held a summer Student Congress for either college or high school students.  The week-long programs gather competitively chosen students from every region of the US. During that week they have the opportunity to meet with lawmakers, academics, journalists, and civic leaders to discuss the practical importance of compromise and constructive engagement and dialogue to resolve conflict and competing interests in a democracy. Nationally recognized guest speakers engage in seminars with the students, followed by a student debate on a current topic in the Old State Capitol in nearby Frankfort, Kentucky.  Past speakers have included justices of the Supreme Court, US Speakers of the House, governors, US senators and other nationally recognized officials and academic thought leaders.

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Former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen Joins
Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Board
 

Lexington, Ky. (December 18, 2015) –The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, an innovative youth leadership non-profit dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders in the lost art of negotiation, goodwill, and compromise, announced today that Former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen has agreed to join its board of directors.

“Former Lieutenant Governor Luallen is dedicated to public service and a leads by example. Her breadth of experience in government is extensive, and she is well-known for her ability to reach across the aisle to bridge partisan division,” said Board Chairman Robert Clay.  “We are delighted and privileged to have her on board as we work to teach a new generation of leaders the principles and practices of statesmanship.”

Crit Luallen served with seven Kentucky governors and was twice elected to statewide office.

In late 2014, she was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear as Kentucky’s 56th Lieutenant Governor. Luallen partnered with the Governor in his efforts to build a stronger Kentucky through job creation and expanded access to health care.  As Lt. Governor, she chaired kyhealthnow, an initiative to develop strategies and track progress toward a healthier Kentucky.

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