Global Consumption Top of Mind as 'Gen Y' Statesmen Convene
Renowned leaders announce National Student Congress
Fifty-one distinguished college seniors, representing every state and the
Comprised of over 70 million people, "Gen Y" (18 - 32) is entering a job market stymied by the longest economic recession since the Great Depression. Yet, the current financial crisis is not at the forefront of their list of concerns as they argue the importance of a long-term outlook. They represent the first generation to be challenged by the stark realities of resource scarcity and depletion as well as consumption patterns that are incompatible with our future interests.
"The world's resources are as finite as our capacities," said
The Student Congress is being held at the
Working side by side with prominent scholars and experts from across the country, these future leaders will become rooted in the ideals of
"Our students' voices are certainly limited when it comes to socially sanctioned, public sphere discussions of national and global policy. The Student Congress participants have wonderful opportunities to explore and discuss these issues while learning about argument and compromise," said Dr.
At the end of the week-long Student Congress on
"I am honored to serve as a Co-Chair of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship and to be receiving the Henry Clay Medallion for Distinguished Service," Kassebaum-Baker said. "The Student Congress' work on the Annual Index is a perfect example of how important it is that we listen carefully to a younger point of view on the challenges our country will face in the future."
The Henry Clay Medallion for Distinguished Service is presented to individuals whose life and work reflect many of the admirable characteristics of its namesake, the great Kentucky Statesman,
For more information, please visit the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Web site at http://www.henryclaycs.org.
SOURCE Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship
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