National Press Club

Former WashPo Editor Jones offers career coaching sessions in April

February 5, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Former Washington Post editor and Penn State University lecturer Jackie Jones will offer `spring cleaning' for careers in a four-week coaching session that starts April 5.

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World Jewish Congress President Lauder to discuss Arab Spring, Israel Feb. 10

February 5, 2012 | By Ronald Baygents |

President of the World Jewish Congress and former U.S. ambassador Ronald Lauder will appear at a National Press Club Newsmaker Friday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m.

Lauder plans to warn that any effort by a drifting and unstable Egyptian government to abrogate its peace treaty with Israel will have disastrous consequences for the Middle East.

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HuffPo editor leads talk Feb. 27 on social media for entrepreneurial journalists

February 2, 2012 | By Havilah Ross |

Mandy Jenkins, social news editor at The Huffington Post and instructor at Georgetown University, will lead a discussion for entrepreneurial journalists looking to enhance their personal brand through social media on Monday, Feb. 27, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the McClendon Room.

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America's focus on Asian security to be examined at Feb. 13 Newsmaker

February 2, 2012 | By Myron Belkind |

The Newsmakers and International Correspondents committees have teamed up to co-sponsor a panel discussion Monday, Feb. 13, at noon on ``America's New Focus on Asia: A Conversation with CSIS Scholars on Regional Security Issues."

The event in the Murrow Room will feature three scholars on the Asian region from the Center for Strategic and International Studies who will discuss a wide range of timely issues including nuclear deterrence, balance of power, climate change and disaster response, with emphasis on China, India and Iran.

The panelists are:

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Former lobbyist Abramoff, reform leader Penniman discuss fixing Washington March 5

February 1, 2012 | By Adam Shapiro |

Jack Abramoff, author of the book “Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist,” for the first time will come together in public with a reform leader dedicated to repairing the world Abramoff exploited.

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State Attorneys General lead Feb. 9 Newsmaker on Health Act Constitutionality

February 1, 2012 | By Ronald Baygents |

State Attorneys General Martha Coakley of Massachusetts and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, on opposing sides, will lead a National Press Club Newsmaker titled, “The Affordable Health Care Act -- Constitutional or Not?”

The event Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. will serve as a prelude to Supreme Court consideration of the law in late March. The Newsmaker takes place in a conference room at the Club, located on the top floor at 529 14th St. N.W., Washington.

Questions? Contact Robert Weiner,

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The Onion's Baratunde Thurston, author and comedian, introduces book Feb. 13

January 30, 2012 | By Emily S. Whitten |

Baratunde Thurston, of Jack and Jill Politics and The Onion, will discuss his new satirical book, “How to Be Black,” as part of the NPC Book & Author series on February 13, 6:30 p.m, in the Conference Rooms.

Thurston shares his 30-plus years of expertise in being black, with helpful essays like “How to Be the Black Friend,” “How to Speak for All Black People,” “How To Celebrate Black History Month,” and more, in his humorous guide to race issues. The book also critiques the media's portrayal of blackness as one-dimensional.

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CEO to discuss challenges for business in North Africa, Mideast at Feb. 7 Newsmaker

January 30, 2012 | By Ronald Baygents |

Richard Fenning, chief executive officer of Control Risks, will discuss how the civil unrest of the Arab Spring has affected the way people do business in North Africa and the Middle East. “Planning for low-probability but high-impact events must be part of any sensible strategic forecast,” he said. The Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the National Press Club's Lisagor Room. Contact: Kimberly Mikec,

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How secure are we? DHS Secretary Napolitano delivers "State of America's Homeland Security," Jan. 30 luncheon

January 27, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivers the second annual "State of America’s Homeland Security" address at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Jan. 30.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $19 for Club members, $30 for guests of members and $37 for general admission.

To reserve tickets, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

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Former congressmen Kennedy, Ramstad to discuss mental health issues at March 14 luncheon

January 27, 2012 | By Robert Carden |

Former Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) will discuss the Mental Health Parity Act at a National Press Club luncheon Wednesday, March 14.

Authors of the legislation named after the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, they will talk about the challenges surrounding its implementation. The law prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against those who have a mental illness.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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