National Press Club

Hone your speaking skills at Toastmasters Tonight

June 23, 2016 | By Leslie Kingsle |

Practice different speaking styles –- extemporaneous and planned, humorous and serious – and develop your leadership skills at Toastmasters at the National Press Club.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight, and is open to Club members and the public. Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Toastmasters also serves as a platform to practice delivering a policy piece or other technical speech. You’ll be amazed at the things people do and know.

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Expert panel to discuss life, work of female war correspondent Dickey Chapelle

June 22, 2016 | By Al Teich |

Former Washington Post war correspondent Jackie Spinner will join veteran United Nations reporter and Vietnam War correspondent Edith Lederer and Iraq war veteran John Garofolo to discuss the life and work of Dickey Chapelle on at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the Murrow room.

Registration is required.. A Club member discount is available. Login to Club website to obtain the code.

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NSA Chief Rogers to discuss cyber war at Thursday July 14 Club luncheon

June 21, 2016 | By Kevin Wensing |

National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers will discuss the continuing cyber security challenges facing the U.S. and the world at a National Press Club Luncheon on Thursday, July 14.

Rogers has said encryption makes it more difficult to intercept terrorist groups' communication and warned that vital U.S. computer networks, such as the power grid, have been infiltrated by hackers which could lead to attacks of significant consequence.

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Put the boot in Campaign Boot Camp: Reporting in a hostile environment, 8:30 am June 23

June 21, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

The next installment of the Campaign Boot Camp series presented by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Club’s Professional Development Committee will focus on reporting in a potentially dangerous environment.

The program, which costs $25 for Club members and $50 for non-members, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 23. Tickets can be purchased online.

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University of Missouri President Michael Middleton to outline school's diversity, inclusion efforts at June 21 Speakers breakfast

June 20, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Michael Middleton, the University of Missouri System interim president, will discuss at a Tuesday, June 21, National Press Club Speakers breakfast how the school is moving forward amid a national conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion that was sparked by protests on the university's flagship campus in Columbia.

Middleton was appointed to head the University of Missouri System last year following racial tension and protests on University of Missouri campus that put it in the national spotlight.

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Labor Secretary Perez to outline agency's use of power, influence to advance workers’ issues at June 22 luncheon

June 20, 2016 | By Jerry Zremski |

Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez will return to the National Press Club for a June 22 luncheon where he will discuss the Department of Labor’s work on behalf of working families.

Perez plans to discuss how the Administration has used every tool in its toolkit -- including its regulatory authority, strategic enforcement, convening power, and robust engagement with the private sector -— to give all Americans the chance to get ahead and stay ahead. Perez last spoke at the Club in October 2014.

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Hear Del Wilber describe life inside homicide squad on June 21

June 20, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Del Quentin Wilber, Justice Department reporter for the Los Angeles Times, plans to speak about his latest book, ``A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad,'' at a National Press Club Book Rap on Tuesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m.

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Philadelphia mayor, convention CEO and host committee director to discuss Democratic convention at June 21 Newsmaker

June 20, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Democratic National Convention CEO Leah Daughtry and Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee Executive Director Kevin Washo will discuss the upcoming convention and take questions from the media at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Bloomberg Room. Club President Thomas Burr will moderate.

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New report details forced human organ harvesting in China, 2 pm June 22

June 20, 2016 | By Erik Meltzer |

Former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour, investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann and Canadian human rights attorney David Matas will release a detailed and comprehensive report on China's organ transplantation industry, dealing specifically with the use of prisoners of conscience as a profitable organ source at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the Zenger Room.

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Country Music artists Kristian Bush, Charlie Worsham to perform, promote music education, June 22

June 20, 2016 | By Brian Taylor |

Country music artists Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham will give an acoustic performance and conduct a media availability regarding the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation's Music Education Initiative at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the National Press Club.

Tickets are $15 for guests and the general public; Club members are eligible for one free ticket. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Find more For information and register online.

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