National Press Club

Panel outlines election stakes for disabled Americans, noon Sept. 11

September 6, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

Issues of importance to people with disabilities, their loved ones and caretakers will be the focus of a panel discussion at noon Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the National Press Club.

Jonathan M. Young, a partner at the law firm FoxKiser, will represent the campaign of President Barack Obama. He will be joined by Judy Woodruff, co-anchor of PBS NewsHour, and Peter Wallsten, a political reporter for the Washington Post. An invitation has been extended to the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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Learn how to parse political polls, 9 am Sept. 24

September 6, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Just in time for the fall campaign crush, the Election Boot Camp series will hold a training session on polling at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the National Press Club.

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Prepare for census releases on income, insurance coverage, 9:30 am Sept. 7

September 6, 2012 | By Susan Heavey |

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a host of new data on the nation’s poverty, income and health insurance coverage throughout September.

Get prepared with a special Data Diving session on Friday, Sept. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Zenger Room with representatives from the Bureau who will explain how the agency collects, tabulates and organizes the data used for its findings.

The class is free for National Press Club members and $10 for non-members. Register here. Members must login to view the code for free registration.

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Solomon, former Washington Post colleagues to honor Bob Woodward, Sept. 21

September 5, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith |

George Solomon will roast and toast Washington Post editor and Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday, Sept. 21.

Solomon, a long-time friend and former Washington Post colleague of Woodward, is a professor and the director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Joining Solomon in paying tribute to Woodward are Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth; Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of the Washington Post Co.; and David Maraniss, the paper’s associate editor.

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CNN legal expert to analyze Obama, Supreme Court tension, 6:30 pm Sept. 19

September 5, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Jeffrey Toobin, senior CNN legal analyst and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss his new book, "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the National Press Club.

A book signing will follow the event, which is free for Club members and $5 for all guests and non-members. Seating is limited.

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Historians, journalists assess Eisenhower's influence on presidential-media relations, 6 pm Oct. 11

September 4, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

Historians and journalists will analyze how President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the relationship between the White House and the media at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the National Press Club.

Evan Thomas, professor of journalism at Princeton University and a former Newsweek columnist and editor, and Jim Newton, editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times, will lead a discussion assessing Eisenhower’s methodology of initiating and maintaining “dialogue” with the media and the public.

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Communicators: Learn to manage LinkedIn groups on Sept. 25

September 4, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Peter Panepento, Assistant Managing Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, will share how his organization is using the LinkedIn professional social-networking site to build deeper connections with its readers, expand its audience, and develop a new stream of revenue for paid content.

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Bestselling author John Perkins to speak Sept. 27

August 30, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

John Perkins, bestselling author of "Hoodwinked" and "Confessions of an Economic Hitman," will speak at the National Press Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the ballroom.

Drawing on experiences described in his two blockbuster books, Perkins describes the post-WWII era as one that created history's first truly global empire -- mostly through economics, rather than the military.

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Armstrong outlined top 20th Century engineering achievements at 2000 Club luncheon

August 27, 2012

Neil Armstong, the first man to walk on the moon, outlined the top engineering achievements in the 20th Century at a National Press Club luncheon on Feb. 22, 2000, nearly 31 years after his historic lunar moment.

His speech, entitled "The Engineered Century," analyzed the National Academy of Engineering's top 20 choices. Topping the list were electronics, water purification, the airplane, the automobile and electrification.

View the video of the event here.

Armstrong died at 82 on Aug. 25.

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Taiwan's minister of culture so speak on Taiwan-China relations

August 24, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

Minister of Culture Lung Yingtai of Taiwan will speak on the soft power of Taiwan and mainland China relations at a Newsmaker Wednesday, August 29 at 3 p.m.

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