National Press Club

Join the Press Club to run (or walk) for press freedom on Oct. 20

September 15, 2019 | By Emily Wilkins |

Please note the date has changed for the movie screening.

Join the National Press Club to participate in the fifth annual James W. Foley Freedom Run in Washington, an event to raise both awareness and funding for journalists' safety, including education and advocacy efforts.

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TVA president to discuss future of energy at Wednesday Headliners event

September 15, 2019 | By Tamara Hinton |

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s new president and chief executive Jeff Lyash will discuss the future of energy and his vision for the nation’s largest public utility at a National Press Club Headliners event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Brazilian minister to speak at Club today following meeting with U.S. secretary of state

September 12, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Brazil’s minister of foreign affairs, Ambassador Ernesto Araújo, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker event in the Fourth Estate at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 13.

Araújo will speak on Brazilian-American cooperative efforts and current international and domestic developments relating to South America's largest nation and strongest economy. Araújo's appearance at the Club will follow a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier that day where the Brazil-U.S. Strategic Partnership Dialogue will be launched.

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NPC in history: Henry Kissinger and the belly dancer

September 12, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

Henry Kissinger was one of the architects of American foreign policy in the latter half of the 20th century. First, as national security advisor to President Richard Nixon and then as secretary of state for both Nixon and President Gerald Ford, he was one of the highest profile public figures in American life.

As such, he visited the National Press Club at least eight times for official events, beginning in 1972 when he sat at the head table as New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller’s foreign policy advisor.

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Monday's panel focusing on the Latino community is now free of charge

September 11, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

The National Press Club will underwrite Monday's conservation with U.S. Latino thought leaders, so admission will be free of charge.

Thie event marks the beginning of an ongoing series to engage and represent the diverse communities that make up our national fabric

The series is sponsored by the Club's Communicator and Events teams and will focus on the Latino community to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

The panel discussion begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday with Rosemary Ravinal, chief executive of, RMR Communications Consulting LLC;

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New series connects journalists, communicators with diverse thought leaders on Monday

September 10, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

A Monday, Sept. 16, event at the National Press Club will focus on building relationships with the Latino community, making it possible to consider different points of view from a multicultural perspective.

This Mexican Independence Day event at 8:30 a.m. kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month and features a diverse panel of Latino officials from media, communications and community organizations who will offer a new look into the U.S. Latino market. Register online.

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CEO of DowDuPont spinoff Corteva to address trade, regulatory issues facing farmers at Headliners Luncheon, Sept. 25

September 10, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Jim Collins, chief executive of the DowDuPont spinoff Corteva Agriscience, will address the challenges facing farmers and the impact on food security at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Collins previously ran the agricultural division at DowDuPont. DowDuPont spun off its agricultural chemical and seed division on June 3 to create the publicly traded Corteva. He joined DuPont in 1984 and has worked in the agricultural segment for 35 years.

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Reserve now for historic cocktails, small bites at the Fourth Estate restaurant, Sept. 24

September 10, 2019 | By Susan Delbert |

A multi-course cocktail party that celebrates the cocktails that defined their eras will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a toast to the birth of a nation with Fish House Punch and passed hors d’oeuvres, and continues with five additional cocktails from cocktail expert Derek Brown's new book, "Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World." The full menu is listed below.

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Panel examines higher education ratings

September 8, 2019 | By Lawrence Feinberg

Paul Glastris, editor-in-chief of the Washington Monthly, said his magazine's college rankings were an effort "to break the stranglehold of wealth, exclusivity, and fame that is undermining the higher education system."

Kaitlin Pitsker, associate editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, said the college rankings in her magazine focus on value for consumers who want "a high quality education at an affordable price."

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Washington Post humor columnist primed to defend Spelling Bee championship

September 8, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri is a champion speller, as displayed by her victory in last year's Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee.

In the latest edition of Update-1, she sits down with National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Viola Gienger to discuss her sense of humor, her Bee championship last year and her pending return this year on Sept. 17 to defend her title.

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