National Press Club

Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman to discuss lessons of Japanese disaster, July 18 luncheon

June 28, 2011 | By Rod Kuckro | Rod_Kuckro@platts.com

Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, July 18.

Jaczko will talk about lessons learned by the nuclear power industry in the aftermath of Japan’s March 11 Fukushima nuclear disaster, which stands as the most serious nuclear accident since the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986. The NRC is scheduled to meet on July 19 to consider a report on the Fukushima disaster and how it pertains to the U.S. nuclear industry.

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Executive director of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to address equality issues, 10 am June 28

June 27, 2011 | By Anthony E. Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, will talk about efforts to pass the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other legislation to advance equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, in the Lisagor Room.

Carey will discuss how the task force is working with allies and across movements to achieve equality.

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ASNE's Paulson to give "State of the First Amendment" on July 12

June 22, 2011 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

The First Amendment Center, in partnership with the National Press Club, Freedom Forum and the American Society of News Editors, will release results of its 2011 State of the First Amendment Survey on Tuesday, July 12, at noon in the National Press Club Conference Rooms.

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Former Florida Senator Bob Graham to discuss his new thriller, Aug. 1

June 22, 2011 | By Larry Lipman | LLipman@aarp.org

Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., who chaired the joint House-Senate Intelligence Committees’ inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, draws on that knowledge to pose plausible answers to some of the inquiry’s unresolved questions in an action thriller entitled Keys to the Kingdom.

Graham will discuss his novel at an Aug. 1 book rap in the Conference Rooms beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required at opus@press.org. This event is free for NPC members and $5 for all non-members. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, for $26, and signing at the event.

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Marvin, Deborah Kalb explore Vietnam legacy, new book, 6 pm June 24

June 22, 2011 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Marvin and Deborah Kalb, authors of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, will discuss their book at an event moderated by Ted Koppel at 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, in the ballroom.

Please reserve at opus@press.org, or (202) 662-7523.

The United States had never lost a war - that is, until 1975, when it was forced to flee Saigon and abandon South Vietnam to a victorious communist army.

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Short film "Scenes from the Suburbs" to be shown June 30

June 20, 2011 | By Donna Leinwand | wire@press.org

See Spike Jonze's short film Scenes from the Suburbs at a Young Member screening 7 p.m. June 30 in the Holeman Lounge.

Jonze teamed up with Arcade Fire to create a 30-minute film inspired by the band's critically acclaimed album The Suburbs and its themes of war and coming of age in suburbia.

Co-written by Jonze & Arcade Fire’s Win & Will Butler, this companion piece to the album follows the narrator, living in a suburban dystopia, as he tries to piece together fragmented memories from his teen years.

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Poynter's Roy Peter Clark headlines Journalism Survival Bootcamp, June 18

June 17, 2011 | By Nicole Nottingham | nnottingham@press.org

Roy Peter Clark, writing coach at the Poynter Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd annual Journalism Survival Bootcamp on Saturday, June 18. Clark has taught writing to every kind of student -- from school children to Pulitzer Prize-winning authors -- for more than 30 years. He has spoken about the writer's craft on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR and the Today Show.

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Club hosts international cartoonists, 5:30 pm June 20

June 17, 2011 | By Anthony Shop | anthony@socialdriver.com

The National Press Club and the State Department will host a welcoming reception for international cartoonists at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, in the Holeman Lounge.

The group of 20 political cartoonists, who hail from North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia, are in the country to meet with U.S. cartoonists and to get a taste of American culture.

This event is free to members of the National Press Club and $10 for
non members.

Click here to register and for more information:
http://press.org/events/daring-draw-evening-political-cartoonists-around...

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All-star panel discussion on Islam, Pakistan and faith-based diplomacy, 6 pm June 23

June 16, 2011 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Washington Post journalist Sally Quinn will moderate a panel discussion at The National Press Club at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, on the role of faith-based diplomacy and the use of religion to resolve conflicts, including those involving Islamic extremists in Pakistan.

The event, sponsored by the Club's International Correspondents Committee, coincides with the publication of the book, Religion, Terror and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement, by Douglas M. Johnston, president of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD).

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Press Club Rewind: 5K special edition video available

June 16, 2011 | By Ryan Howell | rhowell@press.org

The National Press Club Broadcast Operations Center has produced a special edition of Press Club Rewind focusing on the Beat the Deadline 5K held on June 11.

The race supported the training programs and journalism diversity scholarships offered by The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. For more information on the race, photos and results, click here.

Click the "Related Video" link to the right to watch it now.

Click here to visit the Rewind Archives

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