National Press Club

Air Force Secretary to speak at Dec. 2 luncheon

August 5, 2015 | By Gene Tighe | eftighe@verizon.net

Deborah Lee James, the 23rd secretary of the Air Force, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Dec. 2.

James will address budget cuts, sexual assaults and other issues facing the Air Force.

The Press Cub breakfast begins at 12:30 p.m. James’ talk will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session that ends at 2 p.m. The cost of luncheon admission is $23 for NPC members and $37 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation and are available here.

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NEA chairman to speak at Sept. 28 NPC breakfast

August 5, 2015 | By Nik Apostolides | nik apostolides@icloud.com

Jane Chu, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will outline her plans for its 50th anniversary activities at a National Press Club Newsmaker Breakfast on Sep. 28.

The eleventh chairman of the NEA, Chu will use her talk to launch a number of initiatives, including “Mapping Creativity for the Future.”

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Get it Online: How to create stories that stick using visuals and social media, Aug. 28

August 5, 2015 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyle@acs.org

Heads up for this exciting event! Get it Online: How to create stories that stick using visuals and social media will be held on Aug. 28 in the Games Room of the National Press Club.

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Aug. 28 conference focuses on freelance opportunities in D.C.

July 30, 2015 | By Tam Harbert | tam@tamharbert.com

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conference being held Aug. 28 at the National Press Club offers an incredible opportunity to meet editors, bond with freelance colleagues, increase your skill-set and expand your network.

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NPC member Herman to debut novel at Aug. 26 Book Rap

July 29, 2015 | By Jan King | Jan King@live.com

Well-known nonfiction author and National Press Club member Eleanor Herman plans to debut her first novel, "Legacy of Kings: Blood of Gods and Royals," at a National Press Club Book Rap on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

The event includes an author discussion, questions-and-answers from the audience, and book signing. Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the public. Click here to register.

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Newsmaker on Aug. 3 to discuss Iran nuclear deal's far-reaching fallout

July 27, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

A former international nuclear inspector, Iranian opposition figure, and the former Commander of the USS Cole will review the Iran nuclear deal's impact -- on regional security, nuclear weapons verification challenges and on the Iranian people -- at a Newsmakers news conference on Monday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m.

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Former Qwest CEO to address NSA surveillance, July 29

July 27, 2015 | By Michael Smith | mike@msbdinc.com

Joseph P. Nacchio, the former chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications International and former chairman of two national commissions on security and infrastructure, will speak at a Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room to address shortcomings in the USA Freedom Act.

Later on July 29, Nacchio will receive a human rights “corporate courage” award at the annual Whistle Blowers Summit on Capitol Hill.

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African diplomats to discuss African Growth and Opportunity Act at July 28 Newsmaker

July 26, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

A group of African diplomats will discuss the impact on African countries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), part of the U.S. Trade and Development Act, at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, July 28 at 1 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

Appearing will be Ambassadors Michael Moussa-Adamo of Gabon, Eliachim Molapi Sebatane of Lesotho – co-chairmen of the AGOA Ambassadors Group – as well as Mninwa Mahlangu of South Africa and Tarek Ben Youssef, the Charge d’Affaires of the 54-nation African Union delegation to the U.S.

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Join fellow Club members on India and Bhutan trip, Nov. 8 to 22

July 26, 2015 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

National Press Club members and their guests will embark on an exciting, small group tour to India, a colorful and mystical place bustling with activity and interest, and Bhutan, an exotic and enticing final frontier.

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Charleston shootings: AME Church senior bishop to address NPC luncheon on Aug. 12

July 26, 2015 | By Jeff Ballou | jeffrey.Ballou@aljazeera.net

The Right Rev. John Richard Bryant, senior bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will discuss the Charleston, S.C., church shootings at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

At a prayer vigil after the shootings, Bryant invoked the African-American legacy of resilience, saying the shooting suspect, Dylann Roof, had "picked the wrong place and the wrong crowd." He then railed against gun violence in American society.

In addition to serving as senior bishop, Bryant is the presiding prelate of the AME church’s Fourth Episcopal District.

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