National Press Club

Certified Angus Beef and Duckhorn wine dinner to be rescheduled for October

June 16, 2014 | By Susan Delbert |

The Certified Angus Beef and Duckhorn wine dinner scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, will be rescheduled for October. A new date will be announced in The Wire.

Tickets for the fall event will go on sale Aug. 1. Preference will be given to ticket holders from the event this week.

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Attorneys who won Supreme Court same-sex marriage case to discuss their book Monday, June 23

June 10, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Attorneys who joined forces to forge the legal argument that would carry the day for same-sex marriage in California, will discuss their book "Redeeming the Dream," at a book rap Monday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Lounge.

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and eliminating California’s discriminatory Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California.

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Philanthropic leaders to discuss donor-advised funds Monday, June 16

June 9, 2014 | By Patti Giglio |

Philanthropic leaders will discuss the changing face of philanthropy in America at a Newsmakers event Monday, June 16 at 10 a.m.

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Author to provide inside look at The New York Times Wednesday, June 25

June 5, 2014 | By Allyson Cannon |

Join the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, in the Murrow Room for an inside look at what it takes to become the nation’s premier newspaper in the digital age. A discussion of Nikki Usher’s new book, "Making News at The New York Times." will be moderated by Club President Myron Belkind. Usher will explain the changing demands on journalists worldwide to keep up with engaging their readers.

Admission is free with registration. Register here.

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Calling all carnivores: Tickets available for Angus Beef and Duckhorn wine dinner Tuesday, June 17

June 4, 2014 | By Donna Leinwand |

Enjoy top Certified Angus beef, Duckhorn wines and other delectable treats at the 2nd annual Certified Angus Beef Dinner at the Fourth Estate on Tuesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m.

The over-the-top menu includes five courses and a cocktail meet-and-greet with hors d’oeuvres. A single seat costs $80 for members and $90 for non-members. Couples' seats cost $150 for members and $170 for non-members.

Reserve your seat now for this once-a-year event here.

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Pub Quiz to feature World Cup/soccer questions Thursday, June 12

June 4, 2014 | By Joan B. Coyle |

Drop by the Truman Lounge for an evening of trivia, food, drinks and prizes on Pub Quiz night Thursday, June 12. Sponsored by the Events Committee, Pub Quiz is a great opportunity to gather with friends over food and drinks and to meet new friends.

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Learn how to 'write short' Thursday, July 10

June 3, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Roy Peter Clark will offer instruction on how to "write short" Thursday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

Clark teaches writing at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the author of many books on language and writing, including "Writing Tools" and his most recent, "How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times."

The craft of short writing precedes the creation of Twitter and Facebook by about 3,000 years. Writers have always expressed their most important ideas in the shortest texts.

Among the topics covered in this workshop:

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Author to discuss political implication of aging Boomers, struggling Millennials Monday, June 9

June 3, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The next installment of our ongoing Campaign Boot Camp series looks at changing demographics of the United States and what they will mean for politics Monday, June 9, from 9:30a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, June 9. The program is free, but please RSVP here.

Paul Taylor of the Pew Research Center will discuss what it might mean as Baby Boomers grow older while Millennials face a potentially lower standard of living than their parents. Taylor's new book, "The Next America," draws on Pew's archive of data and surveys.

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Hollywood writer-director M.Night Shyamalan to speak on education at Luncheon Wednesday, June 11

June 3, 2014 | By Andrea Stone |

Hollywood writer-director M.Night Shyamalan will discuss his off-screen campaign to close America’s education achievement gap at a National Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, June 11.

Known for such supernatural thrillers as “The Sixth Sense” and more recently the science fiction action film “After Earth,” he recently published a book, “I Got Schooled,” about the work of the foundation he and his wife founded to help inner-city students succeed.

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CDC Director Frieden to address National Press Club, Tuesday, July 22

June 3, 2014 | By Jerry Zremski |

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, will address concerns about the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus and other key health issues at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, July 22.

Frieden will also discuss the sharp rise in U.S. measles cases and the growing number of antibiotic-resistant diseases at the Luncheon. Frieden, who has led the CDC since 2009, is a physician trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health and epidemiology.

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