National Press Club

World Press Freedom Day Thursday, May 3 – Dangerous Times

May 2, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, The National Press Club and its non-profit affiliate NPC Journalism Institute, will hold a news conference at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 3, to discuss developments in the cases of four journalists who are recent recipients of one of the Club’s highest honors, the John Aubuchon Press Freedom award.

The news conference will be held in the Club’s Bloomberg Room. There is no charge to attend however RSVPs are required. To register, click here.

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Member Molly McCluskey explores embassies’ histories in new newsletter

May 2, 2018 | By Julia Haskins |

National Press Club Board of Governors member Molly McCluskey has launched a new weekly newsletter, Diplomatica, exploring the hidden histories of diplomatic properties in Washington and around the world. McCluskey will draw on her extensive experience as a foreign correspondent, a columnist for the Washington Diplomat and Diplomatic Courier, and the former chair of the Club’s International Correspondents Team, to share the interesting and unusual aspects of these embassies, residences and chanceries.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Speak at Club Headliners luncheon, Monday, May 14

May 1, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who recently announced his department’s plans to become a “one-stop shop” for regulating the space industry, will discuss at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, May 14, how the his department is creating what he calls conditions for economic growth and opportunity for the people of the United States.

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Fox News Anchor Bret Baier Shares Latest Book at NPC Headliners Event May 29

May 1, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Bret Baier, chief political anchor for Fox News Channel and the anchor and executive editor of "Special Report with Bret Baier," will share his latest book, "Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire," at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Tuesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms.

In "Three Days in Moscow" Baier uses the 1988 Moscow Summit, Reagan’s pivotal final meeting with Communist Party Leader Mikhail Gorbachev, to examine the life and legacy of Reagan and his arduous battle with the Soviet Union through a new lens.

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Authors Discuss the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics at May 23 Book Event

May 1, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

​Salena Zito and Brad Todd, co-authors of “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics,” will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms.

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Actor Wendell Pierce & PBS CEO Explore the Military-Civilian Divide at May 24 Newsmaker

May 1, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Actor Wendell Pierce, who will play the role of U.S. Naval Officer Adm. James Greer in Amazon’s upcoming TV series "Jack Ryan" (based on Tom Clancy’s fictional character), will join PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger and GI Film Group CEO Brandon Millett in a panel discussion entitled, "Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide Through Film and Television” at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger room.

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NPC in History: Roosevelt dinner inspired speakers luncheons

April 29, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

This is the first of a series provided by Club historian Gil Klein.

Dig down anywhere in the National Press Club's 110-years, you will find some kind of significant world, national, Washington or Club event. Many of these events were caught in illustrations that tell the stories.

This photo marks a significant moment in Club history, as well as American history. It’s Nov. 22, 1932. Franklin Roosevelt has just been elected president, and the Club has invited him for a dinner in his honor.

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Books and Brunch to Discuss "Lincoln in the Bardo" at Saturday, May 19 meeting

April 29, 2018 | By Fay Iudicello |

The National Press Club's Books and Brunch series will discuss "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders at noon Saturday, May 19, in The Fourth Estate restaurant.

Saunder's won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for this novel, becoming the second American to win this award.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses economic growth at May 14 Luncheon

April 27, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Wilbur Ross, the 39th Secretary of Commerce, will discuss how the Department of Commerce is creating conditions for economic growth and opportunity for the people of the United States at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, May 14.

Ross is a regular fixture on cable news discussing our nation’s looming trade war with China and his recent decision to overrule officials in the Census Bureau, an agency housed within the Department of Commerce, on the inclusion of a controversial citizenship question in the 2020 census.

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Battle of Midway author to speak at NPC American Legion Post 20 meeting May 31

April 27, 2018 | By Jim Noone |

Battle of Midway expert Jim D'Angelo will discuss his recently published book, "Victory at Midway: The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II," at a luncheon meeting of the National Press Club's American Legion Post 20 at noon on Thursday, May 31, in the McClendon Room. The speaker portion of the meeting is open to all Club members.

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