National Press Club

Famous filmmaker plans to show eight film clips, discuss them on May 20 at Press Club

April 15, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

From the Vatican to Venezuela, from Berbers to buffalos, from gauchos to gold, the documentaries of Judith Dwan Hallet spread all over the map. A documentary filmmaker for more than 40 years, Dwan Hallet plans to discuss her career and her adventures making films around the world at the National Press Club on May 20 at 7 p.m. in the conference rooms.

The event is free for club members and $5 for nonmembers. Please register here.

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Slovenian finance minister plans to address fears country will require bailout at Newsmaker

April 15, 2013 | By Peter Hickman |

Slovenian Finance Minister Uros Cufer plans to address fears that his country will need a bailout at an National Press Club Newsmaker press conference on Friday, April 19 at 9 a.m. in the NPC's Lisagor Room.

NPC Newsmakers are open to members and the working press. No reservation required.

Fears are growing that Slovenia, which joined the Eurozone in 2009, will be the next country to require a bailout. Its economy is in the depths of its second recession in four years and is not forecast to return to growth until 2014. Its gross domestic product forecast was also recently sharply cut.

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NPC Newsmaker plans to explore paying to drive in express lanes: What do motorists think?

April 14, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

America THINKS plans to release the results of a survey about the use of "priced managed lanes" at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

Press Club Newsmakers are open to members and the working press. No reservations required.

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Judge plans to address Social Security Disability Program issues at Newsmaker

April 14, 2013 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Judge Randall Frye, president of the Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ) and a federal judge with the Social Security Administration based in Charlotte, N.C., plans to discuss ways to counter waste, abuse and runaway costs in the Social Security Disability Income program at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference on Friday, April 19th at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

Press Club Newsmakers are open to the members and the working press. No reservation required.

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Panel plans exploration of whether E-discovery software will replace lawyers, April 15, 3 p.m.

April 13, 2013 | By Tejinder Singh |

A panel of some of the leading experts in e-discovery will address the impact of new technology on the legal process at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference at 3 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2013 in the club’s Zenger Room.

Last year for the first time federal and state judges published opinions allowing lawyers to use of new forms of software and technology to find responsive documents in huge data repositories.

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NPC President plans to moderate FOIA panel on Wednesday, April 17 at noon

April 11, 2013 | By Janice Law |

National Press Club President Angela Greiling Keane plans to moderate a panel on the Freedom of Information Act on Wednesday, April 17 at noon in the NPC's Reliable Sources' McClendon Room.

No reservations are required for the free and open to the public event.

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Tennis great Chris Evert plans address at National Press Club Luncheon May 7

April 10, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Tennis great Chris Evert, ranked the world’s number one tennis player for seven years, will explain how tennis can have a positive impact on communities at a National Press Club Luncheon May 7.

Tickets may be purchased by clicking here. Tickets cost $21 for Press Club members (NPC Members may purchase two tickets at this price) and $35 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. For questions, please e-mail or call (202)662–7501.

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Learn how to navigate campaign finance filings Friday, April 12 at 9 a.m.

April 9, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Just before a big week of campaign finance filings at the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the National Press Club plans to host a panel of political-data experts offering tips on navigating the records and story ideas to be culled from them.

The panel is scheduled for Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room. The cost is $5 for Press Club members, $10 for non-members. Register here.

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Actor Richard Belzer plans Press Club Book Rap on deaths of JFK assassination witnesses

April 9, 2013 | By Nicole Hofffman |

Actor Richard Belzer, also known as Detective John Munch on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, plans to discuss and sign copies of his co-authored new book Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination on May 6, 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in the Ballroom.

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Iceland’s President Grimsson to tackle Arctic controversy at April 15 luncheon

April 8, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Iceland’s President Olafur Grimsson will address the global race for resources in the Arctic on April 15 at a National Press Club Luncheon.

Grimsson, who is serving a record fifth term as the island nation’s president, has organized a group to promote collaboration among Arctic nations. Arctic Circle will convene for the first time in Reykjavik in October to discuss the impact of sea ice melt, concerns about security, managing the fisheries, shipping and mapping Arctic resources.

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