National Press Club

  • Akon on Africa: The Next Growth Frontier
    Akon on Africa: The Next Growth Frontier

    August 7, 2014

    During President Obama’s first-ever U.S.-Africa Summit, Akon, a five-time Grammy nominated artist and philanthropist, convened the first annual “Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference,” August 7, 2014. Featuring African Heads of State, including those from Guinea, Kenya, Congo, and Ghana, this international conference gave the next generation of African…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Jacob Zuma
    NPC Luncheon with Jacob Zuma

    August 4, 2014

    President Jacob Zuma of South Africa addressed a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on August 4, 2014.

    Zuma, who was first elected president in 2009 and re-elected in 2014, spoke on the eve of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

    His appearance at the NPC coincided with the approaching 20th anniversary of…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Denis Sassou-Nguesso
    NPC Luncheon with Denis Sassou-Nguesso

    August 1, 2014

    President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso discussed peace, security and stability of the central Africa region and oil investments in his country at a National Press Club luncheon on August 1, 2014.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Dr. Tom Frieden
    NPC Luncheon with Dr. Tom Frieden

    July 22, 2014

    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, addressed concerns about the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus and other key health issues at a National Press Club luncheon on July 22, 2014.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Anthony Foxx
    NPC Luncheon with Anthony Foxx

    July 21, 2014

    United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke about increasing transportation infrastructure spending at a National Press Club luncheon on July 21, 2014. Foxx is a former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina who became transportation secretary in 2013.

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  • Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership
    Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership

    June 30, 2014

    The National Press Club Journalism Institute partnered with The Poynter Institute on a forum focused on newsroom culture as it pertains to women, a subject invigorated by the firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.

    Panelists included Carolyn Ryan, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times; Susan Goldberg,…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Rep. John Dingell
    NPC Luncheon with Rep. John Dingell

    June 27, 2014

    Rep. John Dingell, the Michigan Democrat who holds the record as the longest-serving U.S. House member ever, gave a speech on "When Congress Worked" at a National Press Club luncheon on June 27, 2014.

    Dingell announced he will retire at the end of his current term, having been a member of…

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  • NPC Luncheon with M.Night Shyamalan
    NPC Luncheon with M.Night Shyamalan

    June 11, 2014

    Hollywood writer-director M.Night Shyamalan discussed his off-screen campaign to close America's education achievement gap at a National Press Club luncheon on June 11, 2014.

    Known for such supernatural thrillers as "The Sixth Sense" and more recently the sci-fi action film "After Earth," he recently published a book, "I Got Schooled," about…

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  • Rewind Special Edition: Bill & Willie Geist
    Rewind Special Edition: Bill & Willie Geist

    June 5, 2014

    Father and son duo Bill Geist, of "CBS Sunday Morning Show," and Willie Geist, of "Morning Joe," and the "Today Show" discussed their joint book, "Good Talk Dad: The Birds and the Bees... and Other Conversations we forgot to Have," at an NPC book rap June 5, 2014.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Dr. Ben Carson
    NPC Luncheon with Dr. Ben Carson

    May 28, 2014

    Dr. Ben Carson, noted neurosurgeon and author of the new book "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," was the guest speaker at a National Press Club luncheon on May 28, 2014.

    Dr. Carson was director of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital until he retired…

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