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CNN's Peter Bergen introduces new book on homegrown terrorists, 6:30 pm April 1

March 19, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok |

CNN security analyst and New America Vice President Peter Bergen plans to discuss his new book, United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists, at the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. on April 1.

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Take a deep dive into Federal Election Commission data, 9:30 am April 7

March 19, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Ahead of the next major quarterly filing deadline for congressional campaigns, Federal Election Commission staff will be at the National Press Club at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Zenger Room to talk about when and where to find fundraising data and how to get it to tell you what you want to know.

Please RSVP to secure your seat. Registration is $5 for Club members and $10 for the public.

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Top Italian wines on the menu for special Fourth Estate feast, Wednesday

March 19, 2016 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Experience the wines Southern Italy and a perfectly paired Italian fest at a wine dinner Wednesday, March 23, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

You'll revel in the tastes of unique Italian grapes, such as Aglianico, Cannonau and Nerello Capuccio. Their rich, elegant flavors will transport you to the sunny climes of Mezzogiorno.

The special evening includes food prepared by Fourth Estate Chef Susan Delbert and wines presented by Clint Harris of Leonardo Locascio Selections.

The dinner begins with apertivo and antipasto at 6:30 p.m.

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Hoot it up with the legendary Mark Russell at the Silver Owl Spring Hoot, May 3

March 19, 2016 | By Dick Ryan |

Mark Russell, the legendary political satirist, humorist, and musician will highlight the 2016 Silver Owl Spring Hoot at the National Press Club on Tuesday, May 3. Given the state of the presidential campaign this year and the candidates involved, Russell certainly does not lack for comedic materiel.

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Latin American journalists to discuss efforts to investigate crime & corruption, March 23

March 19, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

The International Center for Journalists, in coordination with the press club's International Correspondents Committee, invites Club members to attend a panel discussion on March 23 on reporting into crime and corruption in Latin America.

The discussion begins at 6 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge with a reception following at 7 p.m. To RSVP for this event, email or call Christian Madonna at or 202-349-7618.

The event will feature investigative reporters who are doing ground-breaking work exposing corruption in Latin America:

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Millennial political leaders to announce new initiative to run young people for public office, March 22 Newsmaker

March 19, 2016 | By John Celock |

In 2016, for the first time, more millennials will be eligible to vote than baby boomers. A new national political group Action for America will announce a major new initiative aimed at recruiting millennials to run for public office during a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Tues., March 22, 10 a.m. in the club’s Lisagor Room.

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International Correspondents Committee hosts talk on changes in American foreign reporting, March 29

March 19, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

Join the International Correspondents Committee on March 29 for a panel discussion of correspondents and experts who will examine changes to the way American journalists cover the world.

The discussion will go from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge. Tickets for the event are free for club members and $10 for the general public.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Newsmaker panel examines South China Sea dispute – What happens next? March 21

March 18, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

China’s militarization of the Spratly Islands and claim of sovereignty over vast areas of the South China Sea has created a major challenge for other Pacific nations and for freedom of navigation.

Experts will look at the political, legal, economic and security issues at play in the South China Sea dispute and discuss what is likely to happen next at a Newsmaker panel on March 21, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club’s Zenger Room. Recent satellite images of China’s actions also will be reviewed.

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NAACP National President Cornell W. Brooks to discuss protests in Flint, criminal justice reform at March 18 Newsmaker

March 18, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Cornell W. Brooks, the National President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, will address issues of importance to the nation and in particular to African-Americans at a Newsmaker news conference on Fri., March 18, at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room. Among the topics to be discussed are planned demonstrations in Flint, Mich., the criminal justice reform debate and the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Deadline approaches: Don't wait to enter your best journalism in the Press Club journalism contest

March 18, 2016 | By Will Lester |

Time is running out to enter your best journalism from 2015 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest. Get the recognition your work deserves from the National Press Club, a national leader among journalism organizations.

The contest will recognize winning entries for top news photo, top feature photo, breaking news for print/online and for broadcast, best work in consumer journalism and many other categories.

The deadline is April 1.

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