National Press Club

This Week In National Press Club History: Khmer Rouge foe, Chris Evert, Buzz Aldrin

May 7, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

May 5, 2010: Theary Seng, a Cambodia-born lawyer trained in the United States, tells a Club Newsmaker that the ongoing trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders may be limited as a court of law for legal accountability, but has great potential as a “court of public opinion” because Killing Fields survivors are now participating as civil parties in that criminal proceeding. She testified against a top Khmer Rouge leader in 2008, having lost both parents during the 1975-79 repression.

Read more

American Legion effort to find jobs for returning service personnel is May 16 Newsmaker topic

May 7, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

A new American Legion program to help returning servicemen and women turn their military training and expertise into private-sector professional certifications and licenses — and improve their chances of finding employment — will be the topic of a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

The Legion's program is targeted at lowering unemployment among returning military personnel under age 25, which in recent years 25 has hovered around 18 percent.

Read more

Panel to probe ethics issues in next campaign coverage 'boot camp' May 14

May 6, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

A panel of experts will engage audience members in a roundtable discussion about a variety of ethics topics in the next installment of the National Press Club's yearlong 'boot camp" about issues that come up in covering political campaigns.

The program will be on Wednesday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room. Admission is free.

To register, click here.

Bring your questions about
· Lobbying disclosure
· The Office of Congressional Ethics and ethics committees
· Rules covering members travel and meals

Read more

Google Glass pioneer to speak to Photography Committee May 12

May 6, 2014 | By Al Teich |

Marc Levoy, professor of computer science at Stanford University who has played a key role on the Glass project at Google, will give an illustrated talk on "Google Glass and the Future of Photography," sponsored by the Photography Committee in the Conference Rooms Monday, May 12, at noon.

Google Glass is one of the most interesting -- and controversial -- technological innovations to come along in recent years. Its use, particularly its camera function, raises a host of technological, social, ethical and privacy issues.

Read more

Neurosurgeon/author/potential presidential candidate Ben Carson is May 28 luncheon speaker

May 5, 2014 | By Doris Magolis |

Benjamin Carson, M.D., prolific writer and former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will focus on the principles addressed in his new book, "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," at a National Press Club luncheon on May 28.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing immediately following the luncheon.

Read more

Sen. Marco Rubio to speak at May 13 luncheon

May 3, 2014 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who's considered a potential contender for the party's 2016 presidential nomination, will deliver a major policy address at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, May 13.

Rubio will discuss retirement security in the 21st century.

A Cuban-American native of Miami, Rubio won election to the Senate in 2010 after serving as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Since then he has become a leading conservative voice on fiscal and foreign policy issues while helping craft the compromise immigration bill that passed the Senate last year.

Read more

Group intends to unveil voting rights, education plan at NPC Newsmaker, May 5

May 2, 2014 | By Sean P. Carr |

The Voter Empowerment Action Project (VEAP) plans to unveil Voter Connect, a program to connect voters in blue states with voters in red states — one day before the North Carolina primaries, at a National Press Club Newsmakers event on May 5 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

Like all NPC Newsmaker events, it is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge and no advance registration is required.

VEAP provides voters with information about their rights and requirements to legally cast ballots at the polls.

Read more

Professor Levoy plans NPC speech on Google Glass, future of photography, May 12, noon

April 30, 2014 | By Al Teich |

The use of Google Glass and the future of photographer is the expected topic of a speech by Stanford University Professor Marc Levoy at the National Press Club on May 12 at noon in the NPC's Conference Rooms.

This event requires registration through Eventbrite. It's open to the public, free to Press Club members and one guest each; general admission for non-members is $5. Club members need to log in on that page with member number to get the member-discount code.

Read more

This Week in National Press Club History: Obama, Clooney, appear at Press Club

April 30, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

This week in National Press Club History:

April 27, 2006: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, participates with actor George Clooney and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, in a discussion of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, at a Press Club Newsmakers press conference attended by a record number of journalists.

April 29, 1993: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, exiled leader of Tibet, calls for political independence for Tibet, now recognized by the United States as a province of China, at a Club Luncheon.

Read more

Geists aim to share stories of their father-son relationship at Press Club Book Rap, June 5

April 30, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Just in time for Father’s Day! Award-winning journalists Bill and Willie Geist plan to share stories of their funny and heartwarming father-son relationship at a National Press Club Book Rap on June 5 at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Read more