National Press Club

  • Reports on African Famine
    Reports on African Famine

    May 20, 1991

    Experts on African development, recently returned from tours of the famine ravaged countries Ethiopia, the Sudan and Somalia, reported on conditions in Africa at a news conference sponsored by the relief organization Bread for the World. They discussed the threat of starvation affecting millions in the horn of Africa, and…

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  • Future of Democracy in Yugoslavia
    Future of Democracy in Yugoslavia

    May 15, 1991

    Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, resident of Great Britain, successful businessman and former British soldier, addressed the National Press Club on changes in the political and social structure of Yugoslavia. Alexander's father fled Yugoslavia during the Nazi invasion in World War II, and Great Britain formally declared the British birthplace…

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  • Situation in the Baltic States
    Situation in the Baltic States

    May 8, 1991

    Members of the foreign legislatures of several Eastern European states answered questions from reporters on the current situation in the Baltic states in the National Press Club. The diplomats were in the United States to attend a trade and economics seminar sponsored by the Geonomics Institute. Earlier in the day,…

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  • President of Finland
    President of Finland

    May 8, 1991

    President Koivisto gave brief remarks and answered reporters' questions concerning Finland at the National Press Club. He met with President Bush earlier in the day to discuss U.S.-Finland relations, which he indicated were "mighty fine". He advocated expanded economic relations between the U.S. and Finland, and supported the U.S.' stance…

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  • My Turn To Speak
    My Turn To Speak

    May 7, 1991

    Brassey's U.S., Inc., a public affairs/public policy publishing company, sponsored a news conference by Abol Hassan Bani-Sadr to publicize the publication of his book, My Turn To Speak: Iran, the Revolution, and Secret Deals with the U.S.. President Bani-Sadr, who had been president of Iran following the Iranian revolution, gave…

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  • British Broadcasting Corporation in the 1990s
    British Broadcasting Corporation in the 1990s

    May 7, 1991

    Mr. Checkland, head of the British Broadcasting Company, spoke on his experiences in running the television network since he began four years ago. He said television broadcasting differs in intent in the U.S. and Britain in that American television attempts to attract viewers to the advertisements through entertainment whereas the…

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  • Peace in the Middle East
    Peace in the Middle East

    May 1, 1991

    Mr. Sharon, Israeli housing minister, discussed the path to peace in the Middle East and the role of Israel in the peace process. In order to attain peace, which Mr. Sharon believes is possible, he said Saudi Arabia and Kuwait must both negotiate directly with Israel to create a fair…

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  • Amtrak at Twenty
    Amtrak at Twenty

    May 1, 1991

    Graham Claytor, president of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and head of Amtrak, spoke to a National Press Club luncheon on the twentieth anniversary of Amtrak, the national passenger rail system. When Amtrak began, it inherited a number of crumbling, financially strapped railroad companies which were operating with huge deficits.…

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  • Taking Apartheid Apart: A Free South Africa
    Taking Apartheid Apart: A Free South Africa

    April 24, 1991

    Mr. Hani is the highest ranking member of the African National Congress to visit America since Nelson Mandela's visit in June 1990. He is on a ten-day tour to visit members of Congress, State Department officials and anti-apartheid activists to gather support for the continued efforts to abolish apartheid in…

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  • Russian Prime Minister
    Russian Prime Minister

    April 23, 1991

    Prime Minister Silayev spoke before reporters at the National Press Club about his visits with congressional leaders during his trip to the United States. Mr. Silayev is the first prime minister of Russia since Russia adopted sovereignty and instituted a parliamentary system of government. He is also a close ally…

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