Emmanuel’s Christopher Flanagan ’10 Proves Himself an Emerging Leader
August 24, 2009
Emmanuel College student Christopher Flanagan'10 was selected by the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Student Congress as Massachusetts representative after being nominated by Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy for appointment. The student congress was held on the campuses of Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky.
Senator Kennedy was impressed with Flanagan's leadership skills and strong academic achievements. Flanagan was humbled to be recognized for such a prestigious opportunity.
"Only 49 other students across the nation were chosen as nominees," said Flannagan. "Students who are originally from Massachusetts or attend college in Massachusetts were also eligible to apply. I was pleasantly surprised to be chosen to receive such an honor."
Flanagan was prepared for the opportunity due to his already impressive resume. Since his freshman year he has been President of the Class of 2010, a member of the Honors Program and one of two student representatives to the Board of Trustees at Emmanuel.
To help educate a new generation in the skills and processes of statesmanship, the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship operates an annual undergraduate short course, a "Student Congress," which 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, which is under the aegis of the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, Transylvania University and Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Students hear from top speakers from around the world on conflict resolution, decision making in a shared power world and national and international relations.
See Flannagan's Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Bio page. >>