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Autonomous vehicles topic of NTSB Chairman Hart's Thursday luncheon speech

June 26, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Ever wanted to drive a Jetsons car? You won't get a test drive, but National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart will address the role of automation in preventing transportation accidents at a National Press Club luncheon Thursday. He'll discuss the application of lessons learned in aviation to the development of self-driving cars

Hart will talk about new technology in transportation with special emphasis on self-driving cars and how lessons from past investigation experience can help to prevent accidents.

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Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal win awards in National Press Club journalism contest

June 24, 2016 | By Will Lester |

The Baltimore Sun, The Wall Street Journal and a freelance columnist who now works for USA Today won top awards in the 2016 National Press Club Journalism Contest.

The Sun won the Breaking News Award for its coverage of the riots following the death of Freddie Gray, while Adam Entous won the Edwin Hood Diplomatic Award for the Journal for his stories on the erosion of relations between the United States and Israel. Jill Lawrence, now with USA Today, won the Lee Walczak Award for her freelance columns on the 2016 presidential candidates.

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National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis To speak at a National Press Club luncheon Aug. 1

June 24, 2016 | By Katarzyna Gabriela Klimasińska |

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis will speak at a National Press Club luncheon Aug. 1.

He will discuss this year’s 100th anniversary of the nation's system of national parks and the agency’s focus on creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. He will also outline the challenges in trying to operate and maintain the expanding park system during an era of fiscal restraint.

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Author of Trump biography plans Press Club Book Rap, Aug. 4

June 23, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok |

David Cay Johnston plans to discuss his new book, "The Making of Donald Trump," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, the conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members; $10 public. This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit NPC Journalism Institute.

Tickets can be purchased online. Books can be purchased online at the same time as tickets or at the event. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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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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