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Henry Clay Center Continues ‘The Craft of Compromise’ Series With 3rd Episode

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Henry Clay Center will present the third episode May 12.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2021)  The Henry Clay Center continues “The Craft of Compromise” digital series with “Clarifying the Military and Diplomatic Lanes in U.S. Foreign Engagement” beginning 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.

This third episode of the series will be livestreamed and recorded through the center’s YouTube channel. The event is open to the public.

This episode’s conversation leaders include UK Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Relations alumna and former U.S. ambassador to Oman and Chargé d’Affaires in Qatar, Greta C. Holtz. 

Other guest speakers include retired Vice Adm. Michael Franken, former deputy commander of U.S. Africa Command; Ambassador Mitchell Reiss, former director of policy planning at the State Department; Capt. Kirk Hibbert, former base commander at Guatanamo Bay and Navy liaison to state; and 1st Lt. Michael Lowe, former delegate to the Henry Clay Center Student Congress.

The event will be moderated by board member Ian Ralby, CEO of I.R. Consilium and direct descendant of statesman Henry Clay. 

Founded in 2007, the Henry Clay Center is a bipartisan nonprofit organization that works with current and future leaders to honestly, critically and intelligently reflect on matters of national significance; debate the merits of those issues; and ultimately find the strength of character needed to arrive at a compromise and solve the problems that hinder America’s process of continual improvement for all Americans.  

As previously announced, the Henry Clay Center and the University of Kentucky James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration established in 2020 a formal affiliation to aid in the advancement of public policy education and bipartisan engagement.

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