National Press Club

Holiday buffet Thursday, Dec. 20

November 13, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Enjoy some food, beverage and jazz at the National Press Club at a special holiday buffet on Thursday, Dec. 20.

Club members and their guests are invited to the annual event, which features music from the Greater U Street Jazz Collective. The price of the buffet is $25 for Club members and $32 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity.

To reserve space, please contact the Reliable Source at or 202-662-7443.

Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the music begins at 6 p.m. in the Truman Lounge.

Holiday Buffet Menu

Spiced pumpkin soup

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NPC in History: Why a mug?

November 13, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

At the end of every National Press Club luncheon, the president presents the speaker with a “coveted National Press Club mug.” It’s been going on for as long as I have been a member, more than 33 years, and I gave out scores of them myself.

But why a mug?

I got an email last week from Club photographer Noel St. John with this question: Upon receiving the mug at a Club luncheon, Robert Wilkie, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, asked if the Club gave out more valuable gifts in the 1970s and 80s? St. John asked how long the Club had given out the mug.

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Press Freedom Book Talk: Lindsey Hilsum on war correspondent Marie Colvin, Dec. 3

November 12, 2018 | By Crystal White, Administrator, NPC Journalism Institute |

British journalist Lindsey Hilsum met Marie Colvin in 1998 while they were on assignment in Djibouti. Their instant bond lasted until the end when Colvin was killed by an IED in Homs, Syria, in 2012.

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New date for Books & Brunch discussion of Jon Meacham's "Soul of America"; Now Dec. 15

November 12, 2018 | By Fay Iudicello |

Due to a booking conflict, the National Press Club Books & Brunch planned for this Saturday has been rescheduled to Dec. 15.

Please join the group for a lively discussion of "The Soul of America" by Jon Meacham at noon on Saturday, Dec. 15, in The Fourth Estate restaurant.

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Last chance to reserve your space at 5-course Penfolds dinner with iconic Australian wines, Nov. 13

November 11, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Kick off the 175th anniversary year of legendary Australian winemaker Penfolds at a five-course dinner featuring some of winery's iconic wines on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at The Fourth Estate.

Penfolds' global wine ambassador Zoe Warrington will travel from Australia to guide us through these extraordinary wines.

Tickets are limited so click here to reserve now.

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U.S. Youth Soccer, Mayo Clinic to discuss new collaboration to reduce concussion risk in sports at Wednesday panel

November 11, 2018 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Experts on youth sports and sports medicine will announce a new collaboration Wednesday to reduce the risks posed by head injuries to the three million children who play soccer.

The National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker featuring a panel of top experts from U.S. Youth Soccer, the Mayo Clinic and other organizations will convene at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 in the Bloomberg Room.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge. Registration is required.

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Panel to brief reporters on 25th Amendment, impeachment and law around Mueller investigation, Nov. 15

November 11, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

A group of top constitutional scholars, including a former White House counsel and a Watergate prosecutor, will brief reporters on the legal issues tied to special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe at a National Press Club Headliners panel at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 in the Bloomberg Room.

Democratic takeover of either house of Congress will intensify the scrutiny around President Trump. Panelists will consider questions including:

What would Democrats do with subpoena power if they win the House, the Senate or both?
Will the Democrats attempt to impeach the president?

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Experience Georgian food and wine at the Fourth Estate, Nov. 14

November 10, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin once wrote, "Every Georgian dish is a poem."

Taste what he meant at a five-course Georgian meal featuring the recipes from Darra Goldstein's "The Georgian Feast" at a cookbook and wine dinner on Nov. 14 in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Goldstein is the Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita, at Williams College and founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. She is the award-winning author of five cookbooks and has consulted for the Council of Europe on ways to use food to promote tolerance and diversity.

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Marvin Kalb to present his new book, “Enemy of the People,” Nov. 15

November 10, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

In his latest book, “Enemy of the People: Trump’s War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy,” Marvin Kalb pulls from recent history to prove that the great American experiment would suffer certain failure if not for a free and vigorous press.

Kalb will explain how he arrived at this conclusion and sign copies of his book at a National Press Club Headliners event on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 the conference rooms.

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Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger to discuss new book with Washington Post's Marty Baron at Journalism Institute lunch, Dec. 7

November 9, 2018 | By William McCarren |

Alan Rusbridger, the storied long-time former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, will discuss his new book “Breaking the News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters,” in conversation with Washington Post executive director Marty Baron, at a National Press Club Journalism Institute luncheon on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Holeman Lounge.

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