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Junior Selected for Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship

ORU Student, Dexter SullivanOral Roberts University student Dexter Sullivan, who just completed his junior year, was selected to represent the State of Oklahoma at the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. Sullivan will participate in the annual Student Congress in which he will debate current issues as well as learn about the role of a statesmen.

The Henry Clay Center Student Congress educates a new generation of leaders in the principles and practices of statesmanship as exemplified by the great Kentucky statesman, Henry Clay. This exposes a top college junior from every U.S. State to a curriculum in diplomacy, dialogue, listening skills, negotiation and mediation.

The five-day curriculum focuses not only on theory, but also on the practices of statesmanship. The history and context of Henry Clay and his approaches and contributions to statesmanship are at the center of the course. Students hear from top speakers from around the world on conflict resolution, decision making in a shared power world and national and international relations.

Each student will have the opportunity to listen to several political speakers and participate in debate over current political issues. This weeklong congress begins June 19, 2010.