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The Henry Clay Center For Statesmanship Opens In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A center with the goal of promoting diplomacy has opened in Lexington.

The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship also plans to promote international conflict resolution, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

The center, named for the 19th Century U-S senator from Lexington, opened yesterday. Clay was known as the great compromiser. He was also a farmer and thoroughbred owner.

The immediate mission of the center will be to host a one-week annual course to learn the statesmanship skills embodied by Henry Clay's life. The course will be for 50 college juniors, representing each of the 50 states.

Spokesman Carey Cavanaugh says the center's aim is to promote the importance of statesmanship.

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