National Press Club

Comic superhero creator Al-Mutawa to screen new animated series, 7 p.m. Thursday

October 2, 2011 | By Tim Young |

The Kuwaiti creator of a the first comic superheroes based on an Islamic archetype will screen highlights from a new animated series and discuss the superheroes at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Murrow Room, or as we like to call it in comic land, the Hall of Justice.

The event, sponsored by the Young Members Committee features Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, the Kuwaiti clinical psychologist and creator of
comic superheroes known as THE 99. Dr. Al-Mutawa discuss why making it available in the United States is proving to be the greatest challenge of all.

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Meet Jefferson Master Distiller at Bourbon Dinner, Oct. 18: Reserve now!

September 28, 2011 | By By Donna Leinwand Leger |

This popular event event returns for a second year!

Jefferson's Bourbon Master Distiller Trey Zoeller will guide you through a tasting featuring three bourbons, including the Presidential, and a rye during a multi-course bourbon dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The evening begins with a reception featuring a bourbon cocktail and includes a signed bottle of Jefferson Small Batch Bourbon signed by Zoeller (a $42 retail value). Malt Advocate calls Jefferson's "superbly balanced, sophisticated and very drinkable. An outstanding whiskey."

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September 27, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Harvey Levin, the creator of the celebrity news website and executive producer of the entertainment television news magazine TMZ-TV will discuss how the show and website changed how people get entertainment and political news at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon Monday, October 24.

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Environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maathai, 2005 NPC luncheon speaker, dies of cancer

September 27, 2011 | By Donna Leinwand Leger and Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Muta Maathai, the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, died of cancer Sunday in a hospital Nairobi. She was 71.

Maathai, who founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977 to protect and revitalize Kenya's forests, spoke at the National Press Club on May 14, 2005, shortly after winning the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Indiana Gov. Daniels introduces new book, 6:30 pm tonight

September 26, 2011 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels plans to discuss his new book, "Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the conference rooms.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Proceeds benefit the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted. The event is free for members and $5.00 for non-members.

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Family Research Council's Perkins on "values voters": What do they want in a presidential candidate? 9 a.m. Sept. 27

September 22, 2011 | By Tony Gallo |

Tony Perkins, Family Research Council(FRC) president, will explain what “values voters” want in a presidential candidate at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.

In early October, the Council's political advocacy arm, FRC Action, will host most of the major candidates for the Republican presidential nomination as speakers on the subject of family values in the 2012 election.

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UN agency accused of 'exploiting' Palestinian refugees, 'enabling' Hamas

September 20, 2011 | By Peter Hickman |

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East is not doing the job for which it was created, according to two experts who spoke at a Sept. 19 Newsmaker.

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Singer Natalie Cole leads fight against Hepatitis C, Oct. 19 luncheon

September 20, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Grammy-award winning entertainer Natalie Cole, daughter of singing legend Nat King Cole, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Cole, diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C in 2008, is lending her voice to Merck and the American Liver Foundation’s national public health initiative, Tune In to Hep C.

Cole will visit Washington to meet with leading patient advocates and encourage others to take action against chronic Hepatitis C.

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Ken Burns to call for civility in politics, discuss “Prohibition” film at Oct. 3 luncheon

September 19, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Filmmaker Ken Burns, director and producer of such documentaries as "The Civil War" and "The National Parks" is expected to call for a national discourse on civility during a discussion of his new Public Broadcasting System series, "Prohibition," at a National Press Club luncheon, Monday, Oct. 3.

Burns plans to address lessons learned from the rise and fall of the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the sale of alcohol, and the relationship between civility and democracy in American history.

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A White House slice? Cain to address Oct. 31 luncheon

September 19, 2011 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Herman Cain, former Godfather's Pizza chief executive and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Oct. 31.

Cain said in a recent Republican debate that he'd bring a sense of humor to the White House because "America is too uptight." Cain will discuss why he thinks his skills as a businessman make him the best choice for president.

Lunch will be served in the Holeman Lounge at 12:30 p.m., with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

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