National Press Club

  • NPC Luncheon with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
    NPC Luncheon with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    April 16, 2015

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke at a National Press Club dinner April 16.

    Ban, who succeeded Kofi Annan in 2007 and won a re-election in 2011, is the sixth UN secretary-general to speak at the NPC.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    NPC Luncheon with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    April 7, 2015

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a best-selling author and outspoken critic of radical Islam, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on April 7.

    The topic of her presentation was "Clash of Civilizations: ISIS, Islam, and the West." The luncheon came two weeks after publication of her book, “Heretic: The Case…

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  • NPC Luncheon with John Koskinen
    NPC Luncheon with John Koskinen

    March 31, 2015

    John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on March 31, 2015.

    The theme of Koskinen’s speech was “The IRS: Learning from the Past; Building for the Future.” Koskinen addressed a number of issues, including GOP efforts to cut the IRS budget and the…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Dr. Margaret Hamburg
    NPC Luncheon with Dr. Margaret Hamburg

    March 27, 2015

    Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the outgoing commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on March 27.

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  • The Kalb Report - Why Murrow Matters in the Digital Age
    The Kalb Report - Why Murrow Matters in the Digital Age

    March 23, 2015

    We live in an age when people "read CNN" and "watch The Wall Street Journal." As venerable news organizations transform themselves to survive and thrive in a digital world, new competitors are attracting huge audiences, unencumbered by old infrastructures and empowered by technology.

    This dynamic is driving innovation in the way…

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  • Jason Rezaian Press Conference/Case Update
    Jason Rezaian Press Conference/Case Update

    March 12, 2015

    National Press Club president John Hughes hosted a March 12, 2015 news conference to discuss developments in the case of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief who is currently being held in prison in Iran. Ali Rezaian, Jason Rezaian's brother, and Douglas Jehl, Foreign Editor of The Washington…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Sen. Bernie Sanders
    NPC Luncheon with Sen. Bernie Sanders

    March 9, 2015

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a luncheon audience at the National Press Club on March 9 that he has not yet decided whether to run for President in 2016, explaining that his potential candidacy hinges on a number of logistical concerns, particularly his ability to fundraise.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Eric Holder
    NPC Luncheon with Eric Holder

    February 17, 2015

    Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks on criminal justice and sentencing reform at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon on Feb. 17, 2015.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Cheryl LaFleur
    NPC Luncheon with Cheryl LaFleur

    January 27, 2015

    Cheryl LaFleur, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, discussed her agency’s role in the Obama administration’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants at a National Press Club luncheon Jan. 27, 2015.

    LaFleur, chairman of the commission since July 2014, also addressed the nation’s increasing dependence on natural…

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  • NPC Panel: Crackdown on press freedom in Turkey
    NPC Panel: Crackdown on press freedom in Turkey

    January 27, 2015

    The administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and underlying attitudes of Turkish society are the sources of journalists’ restrictions, harassment and arrests in Turkey, panelists at an NPC's Freedom of the Press Committee event said Jan. 27 at the National Press Club.

    Video kindly provided by Haykaram Nahapetyan.

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