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.
For more information about the Henry Clay Center, please visit www.henryclaycenter.org.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers." We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.