October 17, 2018

Events Archive

  • Location: Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, 219 W 40th St., Room 308,

    Date:27 September 2018

    Time: 6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Please help celebrate this year's Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism, which will be given to Jovo Martinović, a journalist from Montenegro known for his extensive investigative reporting on organized crime in Europe and war criminals in the Balkans. Martinović, whose travel has been restricted as a result of his journalism, will participate via video conference. The award is being held for the first time at its new home at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. A panel of reporters will discuss the importance and perils of global investigative journalism: Tanya Domi, adjunct assistant professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University Alen Mlatišuma, internet managing editor for Voice of America's Eurasia division Michael Montgomery, senior producer and reporter at Reveal Marija Šajkaš, journalist and founder of 4 Better Media. Tickets to the ceremony are $25 online, $35 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets..

  • Location: Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Corner of Water Street and New Dock Street,

    Date:13 September 2018

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    OPC members are invited to join the African Photojournalism Database at Photoville in New York City, from Sept. 13 to 23, for the exhibition ‘Foreseen: New Narratives from the African Photojournalism Database.' A joint project of the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa, the APJD is a directory of over 350 emerging and professional visual storytellers from over 35 different countries across the continent. Offering re-imagined visual narratives from across the African continent, ‘Foreseen’ explores themes such as tradition, religion, identity, history, memory and daily life. This collection of work celebrates a new generation of photographers who are redefining what should be seen, and how, through the stories that matter to them. Find out more about the exhibition here. PHOTOVILLE is a pop up photography village in Brooklyn Bridge Park with over 85 exhibitions, talks, workshops, and night-time screenings. It’s free for everyone to attend and enjoy! Find out..

  • Location: 871 United Nations Plaza at 49th St. and 1st Ave.,

    Date:06 September 2018

    Time: 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The Foreign Press Association invites OPC members to attend a briefing with Christoph Heusgen, German Ambassador to the United Nations representing Germany on the United Nations Security Council 2019-2020. The event is only open to credentialed journalists, and RSVP is required. RSVP Here >>

  • Location: Rooftop in Times Square, TBD,

    Date:22 August 2018

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    The Foreign Press Association invites OPC members for a reception and party to support the group's Foreign Press Scholarship Awards. The event will be held on a rooftop in Times Square. The exact location will be provided upon confirmation of your RSVP. The cost is a $10 minimum donation that goes in support of Foreign Press Scholarship Awards for international journalists who take their master's degrees in Journalism Schools in the U.S. For information and to RSVP email FPA@ForeignPressAssociation.org.

  • Location: Arlington National Cemetery Administration Building, just off Memorial Avenue in Washington, DC.,

    Date:20 August 2018

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    He saw himself as a “firehouse dog,” always ready to answer the call. Richard was there when President John F. Kennedy learned of the Cuban missile challenge and when President Richard Nixon waved goodbye to the White House, when the last Americans walked out of Hanoi’s war prisons, when a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant almost blew up, and when the World Trade Center’s twin towers came down and when Desert Storm drove the last Iraqis from Kuwait. That, and countless other indelible moments in news reporting, is what Richard Pyle did in a long and distinguished career in journalism. In 1960, he joined The Associated Press in Detroit, moving to the AP World Desk in New York in 1964, and in 1967, to Washington. Richard joined AP’s Vietnam staff in 1968, beginning a five-year stint as combat correspondent, then as Saigon chief of bureau, directing coverage that included Allied invasions of..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York,

    Date:04 September 2018

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    The OPC Annual Meeting, open to all members, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Club Quarters. Please congratulate the newly elected governors at a reception immediately following the meeting. This year, the OPC will elect officers, nine (9) Active board members and three (3) Associate board members to begin two-year terms. To cast your vote, you will receive an email from the OPC with a link to Balloteer, our online voting service, or you can call the office for a paper ballot at 212-626-9220. Results will be announced at the annual meeting. RSVP for the reception now >>

  • Location: 37th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue, New York (exact location will be provided upon confirmation of your RSVP),

    Date:18 July 2018

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    The Foreign Press Association invites OPC members to gather for drinks at an outdoor summer party. Rosé/white wine, beverages and appetizers will be served on a lovely terrace in view of the Empire State Building and the city's skyline. If you wish to join, please RSVP via email at FPA@ForeignPressAssociation.org

  • Location: Midtown Manhattan. (Location disclosed with our confirmation of your request to attend).,

    Date:31 July 2018

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    The Foreign Press Association will host a live broadcast, part of a new series entitled "Global Matters that Matter" on the subject of "Water... safe, clean, sustainable, affordable water." The discussion will include Kurt Soderlund, CEO of Safe Water Network (co-founded with actor Paul Newman), and his board member, Rita Colwell, recipient of the Stockholm Water Award, environmental microbiologist, and professor at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. More than a billion people worldwide lack access to safe water. Learn how Safe Water Network has saved millions of lives by providing access to this life-saving resource. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to limited space, this event is only for credentialed journalists, however, there will be a live webcast of the event. If you wish to attend, please send an email to FPA@ForeignPressAssociation.org with the subject line: Safe Water Network.

  • Location: 122 Community Center (formerly P.S. 122), at 150 1st Avenue in New York,

    Date:20 September 2018

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    This event is sold out.   The PlayCompany (PlayCo) reserved a block of tickets for OPC members at discount prices on Sept. 20 for Intractable Woman, A Theatrical Memo on Anna Politkovskaya. Anna was a Russian journalist who was murdered in Russia for her brave coverage of the war in Chechnya. Following the performance, a panel of journalists will discuss their experiences covering conflict and corruption in Russia and elsewhere. Judith Matloff, a journalism professor at Columbia University and author who has specialized in writing about regions of conflict, will be the moderator. Panelists include: Zach Fannin, a freelance journalist who won several awards for “Inside Putin's Russia," a PBS NewsHour series; Misha Friedman, a photographer who has worked extensively in Russia and Ukraine; and Elena Kostyuchenko, a special correspondent for Russia’s Novaya Gazeta (where Anna Politkovskaya worked) who covers conflict and gay rights. She is the 2018 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York,

    Date:11 July 2018

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    [caption id="attachment_121879" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images[/caption] Imagine you could take everything you don't like about journalism - from broken business models to trolls to bad actors - and put them in a box for a minute. Just for a minute. Now imagine building a decentralized platform that's in service of journalism - essentially starting all over again in the current media climate. What would that look like? And how do blockchain and cryptoeconomics provide a foundation for a platform that's driven by journalism, supported by developers and owned by the people? in a nutshell, that's Civil. Please join Daniel Sieberg, a former OPC Governor who is a co-founder and business development lead at Civil, to learn more about this new global eco-system that is launching this summer and needs help from the broader industry to collaboratively create a sustainable future. In others words, find out how - and..

  • Location: Hunt & Fish Club, 125 W 44th St, New York,

    Date:18 June 2018

    Time: 5:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    WHAT: Anthony Scaramucci, the former Communications Director of the White House, speaking with the members of the Foreign Press Association about politics and the Trump administration's national and international policies; his experience at the White House; his political vision and future plans. WHEN: Thursday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. (PROMPT) until 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Hunt & Fish Club, 125 W 44th St, New York PLEASE NOTE: This event is going to be "on the record." Journalists will also have the opportunity for an "off the record" conversation with Mr. Scaramucci. The Foreign Press Association extends this exclusive invitation to the members of The Overseas Press Club. RSVP is REQUIRED to include full name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number. Journalists from broadcast media entities who wish to bring a video camera crew with them, need to state their request in the RSVP email. RSVP to: FPA@ForeignPressAssociation.org

  • Non-OPC Events

    Silicon Dragon NY 2018

    Location: 757 Third Ave., 9th floor, New York,

    Date:18 June 2018

    Time: 4:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Silicon Dragon is hosting a forum with several notable guests to discuss innovation and investment hubs in the Silicon Valleys of the world. The event will feature: — Keynote talk with Hans Tung of GGV Capital, a lead investor in China’s hottest tech companies Alibaba and Xiaomi — Tech chat with DJI, the world's leading drone maker made and designed in China — US-China Venture Capital panel with leading investors from NY, China and Silicon Valley including RRE Ventures and Baidu Capital — Book Talk with author, Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower — Blockchain Innovation and Investment panel, China Spin, with Pantera Capital — Shark Tank-style pitch contest with judges from New York's top venture investors — Dinner Networking Reception Purchase Tickets Here >>

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York,

    Date:07 June 2018

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    The OPC Mixer is back! Please join us for food, drink and fun at a new-yet-familiar venue, Club Quarters. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7. Discounts will be available on drinks until 8:00 p.m.: $5 for beers and $6 wines. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street,

    Date:11 April 2018

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    Journalists, media executives, peacebuilders and members of the NGO communities are invited to participate in a one-day symposium on peace, conflict and the media. Wherever there is war, there is reporting. We want the dramatic story—but at what cost? Does covering violence beget more violence? There are stories just outside our field of view—stories of extraordinary resilience, of local or quiet heroes, of communities pushing back effectively in nonviolent ways. Can peace be a good story? The stories we sell and tell have extraordinary power to shape policy and perception. Stories can change hearts and minds. We’ve seen it happen—stories can end wars, bring about peace and save lives. A good story can change the world. TICKETS Regularly priced tickets are $225 and include lunch and a reception. Seating is limited. A limited number of discounts are available for OPC members to buy one ticket for $50. Check your email..

  • Location: Club Quarters, Priestly Room, 40 W 45th St.,

    Date:22 March 2018

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Steve Coll, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars and the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, will talk to OPC members about his new book, Directorate S: The C. I. A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016. His book explains how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional, and seemingly interminable conflict in South Asia. The moderator will be Robert Nickelsberg, author of the prize-winning book, Afghanistan - A Distant War. He has worked as a contract photographer for TIME magazine for over 25 years. His new book of photographs, Afghanistan's Heritage: Restoring Spirit and Stone, done in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, will be published in May, 2018. As Coll makes clear, the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the failure of the United States to apprehend the motivations and intentions of the Pakistan intelligence agency’s..

  • Location: Taszo Bistro by the No. 1 station at 157 St., 5 Edward M Morgan Pl,

    Date:13 February 2018

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    International and local Washington Heights author and OPC member Ian Williams takes a break from writing about George W. Bush’s military career and writing histories of RUM, & TEQUILA to take a spirited look at New York’s claim to be World Capital and prove that the UN can be fUN even when Donald Trump is not performing there! Haitem & Taszo will be serving usual delicious bargain global cuisine, and beer & wine will available to help the discussion along. Plus: Exhibition of Emmy Award-winning Cartoonist Krishna’s illustrations for the book!

  • Location: Club Quarters, Dining Room, 40 W 45th St.,

    Date:13 March 2018

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    The OPC and PEN America are co-sponsoring a program to discuss PEN’s new report on social media censorship within China. The report will help demonstrate how, under the tenure of President Xi Jinping, the Chinese government’s control over the social media space in the country has both tightened and expanded. The Chinese government is wielding its ability to surveil and censor as a way to control civic discussion online, to prevent dissatisfaction and dissent, and to protect the reputations of its highest members while ensuring that influential social media users are cut down to size. Please note that the location of the program has changed from the Priestly Room to the Dining Room at Club Quarters. Scroll down to watch the event live via the OPC YouTube channel. PEN America’s report includes an examination of how such censorship impacts the lives of Chinese writers and artists, for whom social media..

  • Location: Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway at 116th, World Room, Pulitzer Hall 3rd Floor,

    Date:23 January 2018

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    The Harriman Institute and the Colombia Journalism School are hosting a panel discussion addressing the question "when are journalists foreign agents?" The panel will feature: Chris Hedges, host of RT's 'On Contact' interview show Trevor Timm, Executive Director, Freedom of the Press Foundation Jeffrey Trimble, Deputy Director, U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors Moderator: Steve Coll, Dean, Columbia Journalism School Support for the event was provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Click here to read more >>

  • Location: Temple Emanuel (Fifth Ave. and 66th),

    Date:18 January 2018

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    OPC members are invited to a memorial service for past OPC President Marshall Loeb at Temple Emanuel (Fifth Ave. and 66th) at 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 18. Loeb died at age 88 on Dec. 9 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He served as OPC president from 2006 to 2008. You can read more about his life and remembrances from  OPC members here >>

  • Location: Universidad San Francisco de Quito campus in Quito, Ecuador.,

    Date:20 June 2018

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    From June 20 to 23, 2018, press freedom research groups will hold an international conference, titled “Freedom of Speech: dialogues and reflections from Law and Literature,” at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito campus, in Quito, Ecuador. The research groups “Intertexts between Law and Literature” and “Freedom of Speech” from the Faculty of Law of Universidad San Francisco de Quito are hosting the coference with the support of Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas; the research group “Body and Textuality” from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona; the Law and Literature degree from Universidad Autónoma de Málaga; the open course on Human Rights and Art from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar; the Internacional Research Network on Literature and Human Rights; the Rede Brasileira Direito e Literatura; and Freedom House, invite to the international conference called “Freedom of Speech: dialogues and reflections from Law and Literature.” The conference will try to articulate an open and heterogeneous..

  • Location: Club Quarters at 40 West 45th Street.,

    Date:10 January 2018

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Come celebrate the season with colleagues at the OPC Holiday Party on Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Club Quarters at 40 West 45th Street. The event will be held in the dining room. This year’s partyfeatures an open bar with wine and beer, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, broiled salmon filet, Asian marinated flank steak, a host of veggie sides as well as dessert and coffee. Advance reservations are essential. The deadline for reservations is Jan. 4. The cost is $50 per person. RSVP via the button below. You can pay online or send a check to the OPC at 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. RSVP Now >>

  • Location: The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street NY,

    Date:06 December 2017

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    The Foreign Press Association invites you to join them for an evening celebrating “Daniel Simone’s: The Pierre Hotel Affair.” Nick Sacco is the sole surviving bandit of the Pierre robbery, and he will be phoning in to field questions from the audience. Nick Sacco is not able to attend the event in person since he is enrolled in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Wine, beer, and champagne available. Attendees will also have the opportunity for questions/interview with the owner of the world-renowned Mysterious Bookstore that sells criminal end mystery fiction to the world. RSVP: FPA@ForeignPressAssociation.org

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th St. (Between 5th and 6th avenues.),

    Date:12 December 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

      On Tuesday, Dec. 12, start the holiday season by joining us for a reunion of correspondents who have been based in Hong Kong and China. Enjoy storytelling and meet the new Hong Kong representative to New York, Joanne Chu. The event will include drinks and appetizers, and is co-sponsored by the Overseas Press Club and the Hong Kong Trade & Economic Office. Attendance is limited to Hong Kong and China hands. Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, will attend. Confirmed attendees: Richard Bernstein, Yvonne Dunleavy, Dinda Elliott, Tim Ferguson, Michael Forsythe and Mary Kissell. Organizing committee: Bill Holstein (chair), Jan Alexander, Pete Engardio, Stacy Mosher, Gary Silverman and Minky Worden. There is no charge, but RSVPs are required. RSVP now >>

  • Location: ,

    Date:12 December 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Please join the OPC for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Bronx Documentary Center 614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY,

    Date:06 November 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Join the Frontline Club for the first night of the Frontline Club and Byline Festival’s New York Event for the premier New York screening of MOSUL on 6th November 7pm. The event will be at the Bronx Documentary Center 614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451. This will be followed by a Q&A with film director Olivier Sarbil in conversation with Marcia Biggs. The film is due to be playing in cinemas 11-12 November. In response to transatlantic events, the Frontline Club and Byline Festival with FFR are coming to New York to launch a US version of their unique festival for independent journalism and free speech. This will be the opening night, a full itinerary of events will be happening on 7th November at the Edition Hotel New York. To book tickets for the 7th November click here. Programme Monday 6th November 7pm – Screening of MOSUL at the Bronx Documentary Center 7.30pm – 8.30pm Q&A with film director Olivier Sarbil hosted by Marcia Biggs 8pm..

  • Location: Edition Hotel, 5 Madison Ave, New York ,

    Date:07 November 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    In response to transatlantic events, the Frontline Club and Byline Festival are coming to New York to launch a US version of their unique festival for independent journalism and free speech. The event will take place at the Edition Hotel, 5 Madison Ave, New York from 6:00 p.m. to late. The event will include a film screening + Q&A of Mosul on the Opening Night on the Nov. 6 at 7:00  p.m. at the Bronx Documentary Center. To book tickets for this event click here.   Read More >> Program Tuesday, Nov. 7 6:00 p.m. – welcome drinks 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Opening Panel -The New Information Wars: Panel on Cambridge Analytica, secret funding and weaponised propaganda on social media during Brexit and Trump elections. 7:35 p.m. – 45 Intermission between panels – Introduction to Pictures of Mosul by the War Zone Freelance Project 7:45-8:35 p.m. - Deep State: do our fears of government surveillance pale into insignificance compared with what Google, Facebook..

  • Location: The SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street in New York.,

    Date:30 October 2017

    Time: 6:30 p.m. Red Carpet and Reception, 7:30 p.m. Screening

    On Oct. 30, the OPC is co-sponsoring a special screening of The Journey is the Destination, which depicts the true story of Dan Eldon, the youngest photo journalist ever to work on the frontlines for Reuters. The film follows Dan's exploration of love and his personal struggle to create positive change in an increasingly violent and dangerous world. OPC members should look for an invitation in their email inboxes that has a comp code to get in for free. Seating is limited, so RSVP now! RSVP on Eventbrite >>   Watch live:  

  • Location: National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC,

    Date:19 October 2017

    Time: 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    A memorial service commemorating the life and work of Liu Xiaobo, the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize and one of China's foremost pro-democracy activists and writers, and celebrating Liu Xia, the Beijing-based poet, artist, and activist, will take place on Oct. 19. The embodiment of resistance to oppression and the fight for free speech in China, Liu Xiaobo passed away on July 13, 2017, less than three weeks after the announcement that he had been moved from his prison cell to a nearby hospital with final-stage liver cancer. Xiaobo had been imprisoned since 2008, and it is clear that his death was the consequence of an intentional lack of medical care on the part of the Chinese government. His memorial service, as well as a celebration of his wife and their work together, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10:30am-12pm at the National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016) in Washington..

  • Location: Fordham Manhattan campus, 113 West 60th St.,

    Date:21 October 2017

    Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    OPC members are warmly invited to register for the AP-Fordham Journalism Conference for 2017. The conference is open to everyone! Fordham put on this conference with the Associated Press of New York State every other year, to help address what young journalists need to know about journalism in order to move forward with their careers. But we find that established journalists also enjoy the lineup of speakers we have gathered. This year, with journalism under fire, the theme of “Real News in a Fake News Era” seems particularly apt. OPC members can register at http://bit.ly/2x4oBvu There is a $10 fee, but that goes to cover the cost of a box lunch for all attendees.

  • Location: School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater, 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th / 9th Avenue),

    Date:18 October 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15p.m.)- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_120841" align="alignright" width="300"] W. Eugene Smith[/caption] Attendees will see the best photojournalism and documentary photography from around the world and hear directly from each photographer their motivation for creating these powerful images and what they hope to achieve by sharing them with the world. These documentaries take an up-close-and-personal look at events that impact our lives today, and the future. The Smith Grant recipient will receive $35,000 to continue their project. Additional grants and fellowships totaling thousands of dollars will also be presented. Lynsey Addario, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize documentary photographer will be the keynote speaker. Lynsey’s best-selling book, It’s What I Do, is currently being produced as a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Addario. Who should attend? Anyone who loves photography and wants to see the best images and documentaries created from around the world in 2017. Attendees will have..

  • Location: Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism at 116th St. and Broadway,

    Date:11 October 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Please join Columbia University School of Journalism for a memorial and reception to honor a former student and classmate. Kindly RSVP to JSchoolRSVP@columbia.edu by October 9. To share your memories or photos, use the hashtag #RememberingKimWall Columbia University is accepting gifts to establish a scholarship named for Kim. Gifts may be made online at https://journalism.givenow.columbia.edu/#. Select Journalism Annual Fund Scholarships, and add Kim Wall to the "in memory" section. Gifts may also be made by mailing a check to Brandon Glosser, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, and putting “Kim Wall Scholarship” in the memo field. For more information, please call or email Brandon at bg2419@columbia.edu or 212-854-4743.

  • Location: Rochester Fair Grounds, 72 Lafayette St., Rochester NH,

    Date:14 October 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m.

    On Saturday, October 14th, thousands of runners globally will turn out to “Run For Jim”. Runners from all over the world will participate in this one of a kind road race to support the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, in remembrance of Jim, a native of New Hampshire, and all Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. The James W. Foley Freedom Run/Walk 5K is both a traditional 5K Run/Walk held in Rochester NH and a “Virtual” Run/Walk, bringing the event to a national and worldwide audience. The James W. Foley Freedom Run/Walk allows for runners and walkers to participate from anywhere in the world! (When registering, please select “Local” for the Rochester, NH location or “Virtual” to register anywhere in the world). Read More >>

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, New York,

    Date:10 October 2017

    Time: Reception at 6:00 p.m.; Panel at 6:30 p.m.

    RSVP Now  The OPC and Ford Motor Co. are co-sponsoring a panel to discuss the challenges of establishing stability and democracy in Afghanistan, amid intervention from Pakistan and India, and more recently from Iran and Russia. The Pentagon is once again pouring American troops into Afghanistan to prevent the Taliban from consolidating power. But the Americans have yet to fathom the murky and ever-shifting alliances among the Taliban, the Haqqani network, Al Qaeda and other non-state players. What is the way forward? All are welcome. But if you cover or have covered Afghanistan, please consider this event an informal reunion. You can use the blue and gray "share" buttons at the bottom of this page to forward this invitation to your colleagues and friends. [masterslider id="108"] Panelists: Kathy Gannon is senior correspondent for Pakistan and Afghanistan for The Associated Press and is based in Islamabad, Pakistan. She has covered the..

  • Location: The World Room, 3rd floor, Columbia Journalism School 2950, Broadway,

    Date:18 September 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Watch Live on Facebook   The relationship between reporters and fixers is central to how “foreign correspondence” is practiced. Fixers do everything from organizing logistics to reporting on the front-lines of major stories — often without credit, and sometimes in harm’s way. This panel discussion will explore the complex relationship between journalists and fixers. Panelist Deborah Campbell will discuss A Disappearance in Damascus, a real-life telling of the disappearance of her fixer. Peter Klein will be presenting the findings of the largest survey of fixers and foreign correspondents ever conducted. And we’ll hear from journalists who have used fixers and worked as fixers all over the world. The Event will be live-streamed on the Global Reporting Centre's Facebook page for those who can't attend in person. MODERATOR Sheila Coronel Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia Journalism School PANELISTS Deborah Campbell Author of A Disappearance in Damascus Peter Klein Founder of the..

  • Location: 2918 Elmwood Court, Berkeley, CA,

    Date:01 October 2017

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Former PacificTime editor and Marketplace foreign editor George Lewinski is offering an interesting China-related event in his Berkeley home, 2918 Elmwood Court, on Sunday evening, Oct. 1 (the anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China!), at 7:30 p.m., with newly minted author Lenora Chu. Her new book, Little Soldiers, is about the regimented nature of China's education system, told through the lens of watching her own American son go through part of it. Here's a blurb about her book: "When students in Shanghai rose to the top of international rankings in 2009, Americans feared that they were being "out-educated" by the rising super power. An American journalist of Chinese descent raising a young family in Shanghai, Lenora Chu noticed how well-behaved Chinese children were compared to her boisterous toddler. How did the Chinese create their academic super-achievers? Would their little boy benefit from Chinese school? Chu and..

  • Location: The Half King, directly below the High Line on 23rd Street.,

    Date:19 September 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Please join the OPC for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 St., New York,

    Date:05 September 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    The OPC Annual Meeting, open to all members, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:00 p.m. at Club Quarters. NEW: Please congratulate the newly elected governors at a reception immediately following the meeting. This year, the OPC will elect ten (10) Active board members and two (2) Associate board members to begin two-year terms. To cast your vote, you will receive an email from the OPC with a link to Balloteer, our online voting service, or you can call the office for a paper ballot at 212-626-9220. Results will be announced at the annual meeting. Click here to RSVP >>

  • Location: Lecture Hall 3rd Floor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway (From Broadway, enter through the gate across from 115th St., turn left, cross the landscaped square and enter through doors behind a statue of Thomas Jefferson.),

    Date:13 September 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_120696" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez, taken recently in Mexico while covering crime in the state of Guerrero.[/caption] Front lines, once thought of as spaces where opposing militaries clash, are increasingly located amid cities and civilian populations. Media covering conflicts and internal strife in places like Caracas, Mexico City or Tahrir Square are targets for the police or opposition thugs. This presents a particular challenge to photographers and people operating video equipment. Two photojournalists will discuss how they deal with these issues at a panel co-sponsored by the OPC and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism: Meridith Kohut, an American based in Caracas, Venezuela since 2007, who won the OPC’s Feature Photography Award this spring for her work in The New York Times showing the plight of people inside state-run psychiatric hospitals in 2016; and Michael Robinson Chavez, a staff photographer for The Washington Post who has covered..

  • Location: Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema 807 V St. NW, Washington, D.C,

    Date:19 June 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    The Council on Foreign Relations invites you to a screening of the documentary, City of Ghosts. The film exposes a new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Captivating in its immediacy, it follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.   Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award), City of Ghosts is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences to..

  • Location: ,

    Date:18 June 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Human Rights Watch is hosting a screening of the documentary Nobody Speaks – Trials of the Free Press, which is about the fate of Gawker and raises disturbing questions about the price of a free press in the United States. the film will close the Human Right Watch film festival at IFC on June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with director Brian Knappenberger, moderated by Masha Gessen.

  • Location: Nasdaq Market Site, 4 Times Square,

    Date:21 June 2017

    Time: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

      This year's Silicon Dragon NY: Around The World In Tech and Venture will feature the following: Panel: Venture Deal Makers In Key Global Hubs Jim Robinson, Managing Partner, RRE Ventures Brian Cohen, Chairman, NY Angels / Founding Partner, NY Venture Partners Oliver Mitchell, Founding Partner, Autonomy Ventures Mason Du, Angel Investor, HBS Alumni Angels David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital Wendy Cai, Founder/CEO, Oenus Capital Venture Talk: Both Sides Now Kamran Ansari, Head of Corporate Development, Pinterest / Venture Partner, Greycroft Tech Chat: Founder & Investor Gautam Ahuja, Co-founder & General Partner, Blue Scorpion Investments with Lin Dai, CEO & Co-founder, Hooch Briefing - Israel's New Technion Campus in NYC Ron Brachman, Director, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute Book Talk: Scott Hartley: Venture Capitalist and Author, The Fuzzie And The Techie Entrepreneur Pitches with On-Stage Judging Apply to Pitch: Click Here Networking Reception Registration link: https://silicondragonnewyork2017.eventbrite.com

  • Location: The New York Public Library,

    Date:24 May 2017

    Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    [caption id="attachment_120420" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.[/caption] Peking University's Guanghua School of Management is hosting a forum on the future of China. In 2014, Guanghua was presented a challenge: to create an international platform that would encourage the reimagination of China’s business landscape. That challenge became the Peking University Guanghua New York Forum. In its third year, renowned speakers, interactive themes and collective experiences provide a platform for over 200 Chinese and international industry leaders, academics and government officials to discuss, debate and exchange ideas. We believe that knowledge is collaborative and we aim for the Forum to educate, connect & inspire. This year's theme, “China Outlook,” will explore the road ahead for China. With the recent wave of anti-globalization, how will China move forward as a global player and what challenges and opportunities will business leaders and innovators face in a new China..

  • Location: ,

    Date:27 June 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Please join the OPC for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: ,

    Date:30 May 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Please join the OPC for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: ,

    Date:18 April 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Please join the OPC for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 St., New York,

    Date:13 June 2017

    Time: 6:15 p.m.

    [caption id="attachment_120271" align="alignright" width="500"] Felice Friedson, left, and Marvin Kalb[/caption] [caption id="attachment_120471" align="alignright" width="500"] Peter Yarrow, photo by Jay Godwin (Wikimedia)[/caption] On Tuesday, June 13, the OPC and The Media Line, an American news agency covering the Middle East, are co-sponsoring a forum to discuss the Press and Student Policy Program. This event is for OPC members and other invitees only. Peter Yarrow, legendary singer, songwriter of Peter, Paul and Mary, will sing a song at the event. The Media Line’s Press and Policy Student Program connects students studying journalism, public policy or international relations with news bureaus in the Middle East for semester-long mentorship with veteran journalists. Selected students can earn academic credit or pursue independent study. The forum will feature presentations by Felice Friedson, president and CEO of The Media Line and founder of the Press and Policy Student Program, and Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow professor at..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 St., New York,

    Date:24 May 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    The OPC is hosting a special screening and discussion of the documentary Hell On Earth: The Fall Of Syria And The Rise of ISIS, with filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested. The film puts the atrocities of this brutal paramilitary group in historical context, tracing the roots of ISIS to the rebel movement against Bashar al-Assad in Syria as well as U.S. mishandling of the aftermath of the Iraq War. Hell On Earth was cut from 1,000 hours of footage that includes that of a family living under ISIS control that finally fled to Turkey, Kurdish fighters in Sinjar and Shia militias in Iraq as well as al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in and around Aleppo and Raqqa. Junger and Quested previously collaborated on a trio of films about the war in Afghanistan: Restrepo, The Last Patrol and Which Way is the Front Line From Here. Hell on Earth debuted at the Tribeca..

  • Location: International House, 500 Riverside Drive, New York,

    Date:17 May 2017

    Time: Reception at 6:00 p.m., film at 6:30 p.m., panel at 8:00 p.m.

    Documentary makers Sabine Krayenbuhl and Zeva Oelbaum will discuss their new film Letters from Baghdad following a sneak preview for OPC members and guests at International House on May 17. Also joining the panel will be Lamia Al Gailani Werr, a British-Iraqi archaeologist and expert in the establishment of the Iraq Museum; and Lisa Anderson, a specialist on politics in the Middle East and North Africa who was president of The American University of Cairo from 2011-2016. Previously, Anderson was dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and director of the university’s Middle East Institute. The film, which is voiced by Academy Award winning actor Tilda Swinton, debuts June 2. Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original—Gertrude Bell—sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia. The film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being..

  • Location: Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA,

    Date:29 April 2017

    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    China has a long and complicated history with religion. Centuries before Christianity existed, China gave the world Taoism and Confucianism, and embraced and absorbed Buddhism from India. Jesuit scholars entered in the 16th century, and Protestant preachers followed in the 19th. Mao Zedong took all this as a threat to belief in the Communist Party, and tried to shut down religious practice in China, sometimes brutally. But once Mao was gone, many Chinese renewed their search for meaning, and more than one-third now say they are active practitioners of a religion – with as many as 100 million calling themselves Christian. In conversation about this complex history are Ian D Johnson, author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao and Jennifer Lin, whose new book Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family tells the story of the role her own family played in China’s..

  • Location: Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA,

    Date:29 April 2017

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Come and hear Peter Klein, executive director & founder of the Global Reporting Centre in Vancouver, talk about its work, partnering with local journalists, community members, and international correspondents, to do in-depth reporting on important international issues. An example – in 2009, Peter led a team of students on a global investigation about electronic waste, which won the Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism. Peter was a longtime producer with CBS News, and has produced projects for many of the major American news programs, including Frontline, Nightline, 20/20 and 48 Hours. He’s looking to find ways to cooperate with interested members of OPC/West – so come along to this, and stay for the second part of this OPC/West weekend double feature, Shaping the Soul of China: Religion & the search for meaning in the Middle Kingdom. Please RSVP to mkmagistad@gmail.com. Friends and partners welcome.

  • Location: 1400 65th Street, Suite 200, Emeryville, CA,

    Date:09 March 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    The cost of war extends well beyond the money spent and the lives lost. War’s effects also reverberate among the living, including among veterans. At a time when President Trump is talking about further building up the US military, come to a film night with documentaries by John Giannini, reflecting the experience of three generations of veterans, a poignant short documentary with his father, Aldo Giannini, who served in World War II, the documentary Finally A voice: The Birth of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and an excerpt from a documentary about a Vietnam veteran, Jack Lyon, counseling younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Discussion and Q&A will follow the documentary screenings. John, an OPC/West member and himself a Vietnam veteran, is also a veteran photojournalist, video journalist and filmmaker with four decades of experience. He began his career as a US Army combat photographer, and served two tours in..

  • Location: 809 UN Plaza, 12th Floor,

    Date:06 March 2017

    Time: 12:30 p.m.

    In Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Helene Cooper tells the remarkable story of Africa's first female president, an unlikely trailblazer who survived domestic abuse, war, and political imprisonment, to finally find herself elected president on the surprise-strength of the woman's vote. In 2005, Sirleaf was elected to lead a nation that had been decimated by conflict, left bereft of running water, electricity, infrastructure, or a functioning economy. Her election was a signal achievement owed, in no small part, to the grassroots mobilization of female voters, two generations of uneducated "market-women" raised on warfare, bloodshed, and trauma. As president, Sirleaf has addressed the US Congress in a passionate effort to relieve her country's crippling debt; led her homeland through the terrifying onslaught of the Ebola pandemic; signed a deal with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that enshrined American support for..

  • Location: ,

    Date:22 March 2017

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Please join the OPC for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Please note that we'll be meting at a slightly later time, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Stabile Student Center, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, 116th Street and Broadway,

    Date:22 March 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    The OPC and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism are hosting a book night for No Friends but the Mountains - Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands on March 22. Judith Matloff's book is an exploration into why mountains host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. Matloff is adjunct associate professor of journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia's Journalism School, calls the book "classical international journalism of the highest order" Robert Kaplan says it's "an indefatigable journalistic exploration...original."   RSVP Now >> Watch live via our YouTube channel below:                      

  • Location: ,

    Date:22 February 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Please join the OPC for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: ,

    Date:08 May 2017

    Time:

    Coming up in May, the Jerusalem Press Club will host a Freedom of the Press conference in Jerusalem, with a focus on  Press Freedom issues in the digital era. The club hosted its first Conference on the Freedom of the Press in 2015, attracting scores of journalists, government officials and press freedom fighters, and generating a lot of media attention. Emboldened by this success, and by the encouragement of both the IAPC and the Federation of European Press Clubs, JPC is holding the Second International Conference on the Freedom of the Press, in Jerusalem, on May 8-9, 2017. Deidre Depke, president of the OPC, will speak on a panel about innovation and press freedom. Lynn Walsh, president of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Rob Mahoney of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and speakers from Reporters Without Borders and the International Press Institute have confirmed their attendance. Carl Bernstein, Washington Post,..

  • OPC Awards Dinner

    VIDEO: Annual Awards Dinner

    Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 80 Columbus Circle,

    Date:27 April 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    VIDEO: Watch a playlist of clips from the Annual Awards Dinner in the window below.         The OPC’s 78th Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 27th, 2017. A cocktail reception, sponsored by Alibaba Group, will begin at 6:00 p.m. The dinner and program will start at 7:00 p.m., featuring acceptance speeches from this year’s winners in 22 award categories. A reception sponsored by Reuters will follow. Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, will be the keynote speaker, and the host of the dinner will be Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. The President’s Award will go to journalists who died covering the war in Syria. [caption id="attachment_119782" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images[/caption] For OPC members, individual tickets can be purchased for $295, with one member’s guest ticket allowed at the same price. Non-member tickets are $750. New this..

  • Location: Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA,

    Date:20 January 2017

    Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    A workshop for freelancers, bloggers, reporters, editors in print, digital or video spaces, podcasters - any media worker without the benefit of a legal department. Top media lawyers will give practical advice to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits; navigate the reporter source relationship; avoid copyright traps; learn about digital media law; and understand insurance coverage options. Editors and writers from local news outlets have a roundtable discussion to share tips and strategies on career paths and story pitches. Admission is $20 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Parking is $10 per car. Questions: 212.337.0200 x202 | medialaw@medialaw.org Click to Register >>

  • Location: International House, 500 Riverside Drive, New York,

    Date:01 March 2017

    Time: 6:30 p.m. Reception, followed by the progra.m. at 7:30 p.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119565" align="aligncenter" width="801"] Clockwise from upper left: Egyptian President Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter and Anwar el-Sadat at Camp David in September 1978 (Photo: Bill Fitz-Patrick). Oil well fires rage outside Kuwait City in 1991 in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm. (Photo: David McLeod). Celebrations in Tahrir Square, Cairo, in 2011 after President Hosni Mubarak's resignation (Photo: Jonathan Rashad). Fedayeen fighters demonstrate at a rally in Beirut, Lebanon in 1979. All photos are from Wikimedia Commons.[/caption] The OPC and International House are pleased to host a major gathering of foreign correspondents who covered the Middle East over the past five decades to discuss the future of the region and media coverage in the wake of recent geopolitical changes. Deborah Amos, the OPC's first vice president who covers the Middle East for NPR News and is now a domestic correspondent reporting on refugees in America, will moderate. Panelists: Mohamad Bazzi,..

  • Location: The Half King, 505 W 23rd St., New York,

    Date:25 January 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Come kick off the new year with colleagues with food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: The Center for Investigative Reporting, 1400 65th St., Suite 200 Emeryville, CA,

    Date:05 January 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m. (Pacific)- 12:00 a.m.

    Join us for a lively discussion on how China and the Chinese are seeing the coming Trump presidency, and on what the history of US-China relations can tell us about its prospects going forward, with author and former Washington Post China correspondent John Pomfret, UC Berkeley adjunct professor and founder of China Digital Times Xiao Qiang, and former NPR and PRI China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad, as moderator. Friends and spouses/partners welcome. Please RSVP to Michael Montgomery at mmontgomery@revealnews.org. Michael can also be reached at 415-699-3233. Panelists:  John Pomfret, a former Washington Post bureau chief in Beijing and a foreign correspondent for two decades, is the author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present (2016) and Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the story of the New China (2006). Pomfret’s new book is a sweeping, deeply researched history of the ebbs and flows and recurring..

  • OPC Events

    OPC Holiday Party

    Location: Club Quarters at 40 West 45th Street - Dining Room,

    Date:10 January 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119463" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo: José Elias DLC (flickr)[/caption] Come celebrate the season with colleagues at the OPC Holiday Party on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Club Quarters at 40 West 45th Street. The event will be held in the dining room. This year's party features an open bar with wine and beer, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, Atlantic salmon, filet mignon and dessert and coffee. Advance reservations are essential. The deadline for reservations is Jan. 5. The cost is $50 per person. Members can send a check to the OPC at 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. Or click on the "Buy Now" button below to pay via Paypal. Please RSVP via the link below to make a reservation.   RSVP Here >>

  • Location: The Kellogg Center, Room 1501 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th Street, 15th Floor.,

    Date:18 January 2017

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119552" align="aligncenter" width="501"] Photos: Drew Angerer (left) and Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images[/caption]   As the world prepares for Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, Russia experts will examine the impact of Russian hackers on the U.S. election and what the close relationship between the two leaders portends for press freedom and global order. The event is co-sponsored by the OPC, the Harriman Institute and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Moderator: Alexander Cooley, director of the Harriman Institute. Panelists: Will Englund, Asia and Russia editor on The Washington Post’s foreign desk, has served three tours as a Moscow correspondent, two for the Baltimore Sun and one for the Post, from 2010 to 2014. Masha Gessen, author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and other books. Kimberly Marten, director the U.S.-Russia relations program at Harriman. Paul Sonne, Pentagon correspondent for The Wall..

  • Location: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place,

    Date:13 December 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    On Tuesday, Dec. 13, NYU's Gallatin Galleries will hold a reception and panel discussion to open an exhibition of work by photographer Alvaro Ybarra Zavala. The exhibition, titled "Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict," will kick off with a conversation with: Alice Gabriner (TIME magazine’s international photo editor) Marie Cruz Soto (NYU Gallatin Professor of Latin American Studies) Álvaro Ybarra Zavala (Photographer). The panel will be moderated by Keith Miller (Curator of The Gallatin Galleries and NYU Gallatin Professor) and Lauren Walsh (Curator of Macondo and NYU Gallatin Professor). The panel will be followed by a reception in the gallery as Ybarra Zavala’s show officially opens to the public. The panel is free and open to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts. Both the theater and the gallery are located at 1 Washington Place.   Read More >>

  • Location: The Half King, 505 W 23rd St., New York,

    Date:13 December 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119446" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Chad Bouchard[/caption] Come join the Overseas Press Club of America for food, drink and holiday fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave., 151st St. Bronx NY,

    Date:12 December 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119417" align="alignright" width="358"] Migrants arrive by a Turkish boat near the village of Skala, on the Greek island of Lesbos. The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 people to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey; he was arrested in Turkish waters. Photo: Sergey Ponomarev of The New York Times, member of the team that won the 2015 John Faber Award[/caption] The OPC will give a talk and slideshow showcasing award-winning photos from the club’s 2016 annual awards competition to students from the Bronx Documentary Center's high school and adult photography programs. Panelists are Pancho Bernasconi, Vice President/News for Getty Images, and Robert Nickelsberg, a photojournalist for nearly 30 years whose book, Afghanistan - A Distant War, was awarded the OPC’s Olivier Rebbot Award for best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books in 2013. This event is open to OPC members and the public...

  • Location: International House, 500 Riverside Drive, Davis Hall, New York,

    Date:01 December 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    On Thursday, Dec. 1, International House is hosting a screening of the documentary film The Trials of Spring. This is the story of Hend Nafea, a young Egyptian woman activist who travels from her village to Cairo to fight for freedom and women's rights in the midst of the Arab Spring Movement. Hend Nafea will join us for a Q+A with award-winning director Gini Reticker following the film. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the screening at 7:00 p.m. RSVP and read more here >> On Twitter, follow @IHouseTrialsOfSpring.

  • Location: SUNY Global Center, 116 E 55th St, New York,

    Date:10 November 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    This event is co-sponsored by BGIA and the SUNY Global Engagement Program. It is free and open to the public by RSVP. It will include a screening of excerpts of the new film, The Age of Consequences, followed by an expert panel and reception. Presenters include: Jared Scott, writer, director and producer of the film Sophie Robinson, executive producer of the film Sharon Burke, senior advisor, New America & former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy Operations Christian Parenti, Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, Jessica Scott (moderator), Program Chair of New Directions in Environmental Law Conference, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, which is supported by Foreign Affairs. Please note that this event will not be held at BGIA's main office. Location: SUNY Global Center, 116 E 55th St, New York, New..

  • Location: The Conference Board office, 845 3rd Avenue, New York,

    Date:16 November 2016

    Time: 12:00 p.m.

    With the U.S. election season coming to a close, many in the media will soon re-focus their attention to the economy and what 2017 might bring for the U.S. and globally. On November 16th, The Conference Board will present its signature media briefing on the outlook of the economy – both domestic and global. Those in the New York City area can come at 12:00 PM ET for a complimentary lunch, followed by a 12:30 PM ET briefing at our headquarters at 845 3rd Avenue. You will gain insights on: Global growth outlook for 2017 and beyond Consumer confidence and spending Labor market developments Investment and productivity Economic implications of the new President and Congress Europe, China and other emerging markets At the briefing, The Conference Board’s Chief Economist Bart van Ark will provide introductory remarks, followed by a Q&A with his colleagues, economists Ataman Ozyildirim, Lynn Franco, Jing Sima,..

  • Location: American Library in Paris, 10 Rue du Général Camou, 75007,

    Date:30 November 2016

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119351" align="alignright" width="500"] Christopher Morris, left, will show photos from Donald Trump’s campaign trail. Photos: Christopher Morris[/caption] In an event co-hosted by the OPC and the American Library in Paris, veteran award-winning photojournalist Christopher Morris will show his photos and videos from months covering Donald Trump's momentous campaign, and explore how America has changed - and how the media is covering those changes. He'll discuss his years photographing several presidential campaigns and the White House for TIME magazine. A founding member of VII Photo, Morris splits his time between Florida and Paris, from where he travels the world. Suggested donation is $10. Max capacity is 75, plus 20 standing. No RSVP is needed, but attendance will be first come first served.

  • Location: Cinepolis Chelsea, 260 W 23rd St.,

    Date:10 November 2016

    Time:

    Two films of interest to OPC members at this year's DOC NYC film festival were supported by the Fork Documentary Fund. Click on the links below to check out details of these two films, both of which cover international topics. Cameraperson covers the globetrotting career of Kirsten Johnson over two decades and work in Bosnia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Guantanamo, Darfur and Liberia. Click here to read more and purchase tickets to Cameraperson >> Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her follows Pakistani squash athlete Maria Toorpakai Wazir as she participates as a member of the country's national team despite threats to her family. Click here to read more and purchase tickets to Girl Unbound: The War to Be Her >>  

  • Location: Reuters, 50 California St., in the 3rd floor conference room, San Francisco, CA,

    Date:28 October 2016

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119213" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo: Anna Sergeeva/Getty Images[/caption] Event description by OPC member Mary Kay Magistad Russia has played an unexpectedly prominent role in this election, and award-winning, prolific and provocative Russian journalist and author Masha Gessen will be on hand Friday evening (Oct. 28) to offer her thoughts on what this was all about, and to take questions on Putin, Russia, her take on the US election, and anything else you want to throw her way. Attendees will meet at Reuters in San Francisco, 50 California St., 3rd floor conference room, which can handle up to 40 people. (And thanks to Kristina (Cooke) Lee of Reuters, a member of OPC West, an informal affiliate of the OPC, for getting the room for us.) We'll gather from 6:30 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. start. Masha will talk for just 5 or 10 minutes, and then open it up to questions, so it's a real..

  • Location: Millennium Room, Thomson Reuters, Times Square,

    Date:26 October 2016

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    As we near the end of perhaps the most contentious presidential election in recent history and the end of a turbulent year for international security and diplomacy, PS21 pulls together a panel of international affairs experts and journalists to discuss the security challenges the next president will face on the world stage. What crises might loom on the horizon in 2017? How should the next president prioritize global security concerns and assess threats to US interests? How will the US find its footing again after the dislocations, reversals and upheavals of 2016? Arlene Getz (moderator) - Editor In Charge, Reuters Digital Charley Cooper - Managing Director, R3; Former Special Advisor to Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz Asha Castleberry - PS21 Global Fellow; Fellow Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Fordham University; Army Veteran Mohamad Bazzi - Associate Professor of Journalism, New York University; Former Middle East Bureau Chief, Newsday RSVP..

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:18 October 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Come join the Overseas Press Club of America for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18. No RSVP is needed.  

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues,

    Date:16 November 2016

    Time: A cash reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by the progra.m. from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    [caption id="attachment_119144" align="alignright" width="300"] People crowd around drone models at the Aviation Expo China in September 2015 in Beijing, China. Photo: VCG/Getty Images[/caption] China is attempting to transform itself from a low- and middle-wage manufacturing powerhouse into an "innovation nation" by 2025. There are huge implications. If China's companies and enterprises can commercialize new technologies on a global basis, the world will feel the competitive impact. After all, China is the nation that invented gunpowder and paper. But if the Chinese get stuck in lower-level businesses and cannot create new high-tech jobs to replace disappearing manufacturing jobs, the social costs to Chinese stability could be enormous. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the OPC, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Asia Society's ChinaFile and Silicon Dragon are co-hosting a forum to discuss these implications. Panelists: Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society and..

  • Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW,

    Date:06 October 2016

    Time: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6- 12:00 a.m.

    In recent years, the creative landscape of films inspired by investigative reporting has flowered in unexpected and exciting ways, and across a variety of genres and platforms. Yet this flourishing of creativity comes just as the rights of journalists and visual storytellers are challenged on nearly every level - legally, financially, logistically and in terms of safety. And despite their common ground, journalists and filmmakers often remain strangers to each other. They tend to operate in distinct silos within their own ecosystems, missing out on the critical opportunity to interact and engage in an exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices. Double Exposure fills a significant void in a burgeoning field, providing a bridge between two intersecting but divergent communities - traditional investigative journalists and visual storytellers. It opens an unprecedented space for filmmakers and investigative journalists to explore common issues, and to seed new forms of inspiration and collaboration. This three-day event pairs..

  • Location: Rochester, New Hampshire,

    Date:15 October 2016

    Time:

    [caption id="attachment_119037" align="alignright" width="500"] Photos displayed in remembrance of James Foley at a memorial service in August 2014 in Rochester, New Hampshire. Photo: McCollester/Getty Images[/caption] The following is a letter from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. As a journalist, you know how difficult and sometimes dangerous the job can be. The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, formed in honor of Jim Foley, who tragically lost his life in Syria in 2014, works to protect freelance conflict journalists and press freedom through international collaboration with all stakeholders, including ACOS (A Culture of Safety Alliance) The Foundation also works to support families of American hostages and to educate the public regarding the silent crisis of hostage taking. On October 15th, 2016, the foundation will again be holding the James W. Foley Freedom Run, a simultaneous local 5K run in Rochester, NH, along with a virtual run, where participants run alone or in..

  • Location: International House, 500 Riverside Drive, Hall of History,

    Date:22 September 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Join International House for a conversation with David Barboza, reporter for The New York Times, about his Pultizer Prize-winning work covering the current social, economic and political landscape in China. David Barboza served as a Times foreign correspondent since 2004 and as a former Times Shanghai bureau chief from 2008 to 2015.  He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2013 for his work investigating corruption in the Chinese government, in addition to The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the 2007 Best in Business Journalism Contest awards. Barboza graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in history and attended Yale University Graduate School. RSVP Here >>

  • Non-OPC Events

    Media Law for Journalists

    Location: National Press Club, Washington D.C.,

    Date:20 September 2016

    Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    The Media Law Resource Center Institute will present a one-day workshop aimed at freelancers, bloggers and other independent journalists working without the benefit of a legal department. Leading media attorneys will address libel, privacy, newsgathering and FOIA, copyright, digital law, and other issues. The day will conclude with a roundtable of prominent journalists discussing career paths, story pitches, and the ups and downs of being a journalist in 2016. Admission is $20 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. WHO: All content creators welcome! Freelancers, bloggers, reporters, editors in print, digital or video spaces, photographers, documentarians, podcasters. WHAT: All-day legal workshop with lunch included. Sessions include: How Journalists Get into Trouble Newsgathering & FOIA Your Relationship with Sources and Understanding the Reporters’ Privilege Copyright & Digital Law Protecting Yourself: Insurance and Lawyers Editorial Roundtable with journalists from the Washington Post, USA TODAY, CNN, WJLA-TV and NPR WHY: To empower you..

  • Location: International House, 500 Riverside Drive, Dodge Room, 1st Floor,

    Date:19 September 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Join International House for a conversation with Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, covering international politics and the global impact of the upcoming 2016 Presidential Elections. Leslie H. Gelb has lived in the worlds of journalism, government, and and think tanks. He is now President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations after serving as its president for 10 years.  He has written a number of books, including most recently Power Rules and Vietnam:  The System Worked, which Brookings recently republished as a "Brookings Classic." He holds a BA from Tufts, as well as an MA and PhD from Harvard. RSVP HERE

  • Location: Bloomberg, 731 Lexington Ave.,

    Date:19 September 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    With traditional journalism jobs disappearing, it’s more than likely that the challenge to earn a living is a lot higher than when you started your career. Instead of looking for employment, our panel members decided to use the expertise they gained from covering their markets to create their own companies. Find out the secret to their success, as well as the pitfalls they encountered. Learn what you can do to create your next career opportunity. The panelists are: Charlie Welsh, co-founder of The Mergermarket Group and Inside International Industrials, which focuses on international trade opportunities for corporations. Gabriel DeSanctis, CEO and Editor in Chief of REDD (Risk Event-Driven Distressed), the leading online provider of material intelligence on distressed and high yield event driven special situations. Christian Murray, founder and editor-in-chief of LICPost.com and three other Queens-based local news websites. Anyone interested in attending this event must sign up by Friday, September..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues,

    Date:04 October 2016

    Time: A cash reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by the progra.m. at 6:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_118966" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images[/caption] For the first time in history, in January of 2017 there will be newly-elected heads of both the US and the UN assuming office in the same month. Will having a new UN Secretary-General and a new US President make a difference in 2017? How will these two newly-minted leaders impact UN diplomacy and the world body's multifaceted actions around the globe. Panel members will discuss current international conflicts, challenges and crises, including peacekeeping, human rights, and humanitarian efforts around the world, as well as the prospects for the UN in the year ahead. The panel will be moderated by OPC member Linda Fasulo, author of An Insider's Guide to the UN, and veteran independent correspondent for NPR News at the UN. Panelists include: Abdelkader Abbadi, UN correspondent, author of From the Garden to the Glass House: A Undiplomatic Look at the..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:22 September 2016

    Time: Reception at 6:00 p.m., progra.m. at 6:30 p.m.

    [caption id="attachment_118841" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of James Yeo[/caption] The OPC, Pen America and Freedom House are co-sponsoring a forum to discuss the state of free expression in China. PEN America will release a new report at the event that documents how the government of President Xi Jinping continues to escalate pressures against Western correspondents and their organizations operating in China. Panelists will include Barbara Demick, formerly of the Los Angeles Times in Beijing, now at the Council on Foreign Relations; Gady Epstein, media editor of The Economist who was previously the Beijing bureau chief of The Economist, Forbes and the Baltimore Sun; and Edward Wong, the Beijing bureau chief for The New York Times. Moderating will be Minky Worden, of Human Rights Watch, who also serves on the board of the OPC. The report will be introduced by Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN America. A Reception will begin at 6:00..

  • Location: Tír na Nóg Times Square, 315 West 39th Street,

    Date:15 September 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Come join the Overseas Press Club of America at a new location for our monthly mixer at Tir Na Nog at 315 West 39th St. Note that the date of this mixer has been changed to Thursday, Sept. 15. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. We'll have a private bar and drink specials for the first hour. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:14 September 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    With the close of the 2016 Olympics the Overseas Press Club brings you a panel discussion with Josh Fine, a producer at Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel at HBO; Sean Gregory, a senior writer at TIME magazine who covers sports; Lindsay Krasnoff, OPC member and writer and author of The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010; and Grant Wahl, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a correspondent for FOX Sports. Co-moderating the discussion will be Jacqueline Albert-Simon, veteran OPC member and board member, and Lindsay Krasnoff. Inside stories, arguments and provocation are expected. The program will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Club Quarters, with cash refreshments before and after the program. Click here to RSVP >> On Twitter, follow: #OPCSportsPanel Watch live on Sept. 14:    

  • Location: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway,

    Date:07 September 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    [caption id="attachment_118164" align="alignright" width="150"] Adriana Zehbrauskas (self portrait)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_118741" align="alignright" width="150"] Kirsten Luce[/caption] [caption id="attachment_118166" align="alignright" width="150"] Malin Fezehai | Photo: Delphine Diallo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_118742" align="alignright" width="150"] Glenna Gordon[/caption] Please join the OPC and Columbia Journalism School for a panel discussion with 4 female photojournalists who are independently pursuing in-depth documentary work. We will discuss how they find stories, seek funding, shape, develop and sustain their relevant and highly regarded projects while juggling assignments from major media organizations. Moderated by: Alice Gabriner, international photo editor, TIME magazine; and Nina Berman, photographer and associate professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Panelists: Malin Fezehai, is an Eritrean/Swedish New York-based photographer and filmmaker who travels  around the Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. Her work focuses on communities of displacement and dislocation around the world. She has filmed on the sinking islands of Kiribati, photographed underage workers in Ethiopia, and reported on..

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:25 August 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Come join the Overseas Press Club of America for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. No RSVP is needed.  

  • Location: Club Quarters ,

    Date:09 August 2016

    Time: 12:00 a.m.

    The OPC's Annual Meeting, open to all members, will be held on Aug. 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Club Quarters. Board of Governors election results will be announced at this time. If you are an Active or Associate member and have not yet voted, please look at your email inboxes for a link to your ballot on the Balloteer.com, our online voting service. You can also call the office for a paper ballot at 212-626-9220.

  • Location: Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street,

    Date:22 July 2016

    Time: 7:05 p.m.

    OPC Governor Minky Worden will moderate a special New York opening night screening of Hooligan Sparrow and a short Q & A with filmmaker Nanfu Wang and Asia Catalyst. Hooligan Sparrow follows the incredible story of a group of Chinese activists, including Ye Haiyan, or "Hooligan Sparrow," who risked their lives to protest against the sexual abuse of school girls by their principal. Please support Asia Catalyst and purchase your pre-sale tickets online. Tickets purchased from Asia Catalyst are $20 and include a supplementary donation to Asia Catalyst. Tickets may also be purchased at the theater box office, or on Cinema Village's website. Tickets purchased at the door or from the theater will not include a donation to Asia Catalyst.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:28 July 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Come join the Overseas Press Club of America for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. No RSVP is needed.  

  • Non-OPC Events

    War and Memory

    Location: 244 Greene St, Rm 106/Event Space,

    Date:22 June 2016

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    “War and Memory” an evening panel discussion on Wednesday June 22nd, 7.00-8.30pm in 244 Greene St, Rm 106/The Event Space (between Waverley and Washington Place), which NYU Cultures of War is co-presenting with Words After War and A Public Space literary magazine. War and Memory: a panel discussion with: Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant: A Novel (2016) Elizabeth Gaffney, author of When the World Was Young: A Novel (2014) editor at large, A Public Space literary magazine and Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood: A Novel(2016) Moderated by: Scott Anderson, war correspondent, author of Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2014) Wednesday, June 22nd, 7.00-8.30pm 244 Greene St, Rm 106/Event Space Co-presented by Words After War, A Public Space magazine, and NYU Cultures of War. Refreshments will be served. Read more >>

  • Location: NASDAQ,

    Date:23 June 2016

    Time: 5:25 p.m.

    Silicon Dragon is hosting a program on Thursday, June 23, at NASDAQ: China-US-Israel: The New Tech Triangle for Venture, Deals & Innovation. Check out program details here. China-US-Israel: The New Tech Triangle for Venture, Deals & Innovation Of special interest for OPC members is a book talk with Rana Foroohar, author of the just-released Makers & Takers. She will be interviewed by Leah Spiro. Five guest tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to OPC members. Make your reservation on Eventbrite and for the first five OPC members use the special OPC code: SDNY2016OPC

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:16 June 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come join the Overseas Press Club of America for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. No RSVP is needed.  

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues,

    Date:16 June 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Come raise a glass and meet Hong Kong journalists who are on a study mission to the United States to learn how to maintain their vibrancy and operating freedom in view of the challenges they face.   [caption id="attachment_117766" align="aligncenter" width="537"] Photo: Lo Ka Fai/China Photos/Getty Images)[/caption] Senior journalists, editors and producers from Commercial Radio News, Hong Kong News-Expo, nowTV Business News Channel, Sing Tao, the South China Morning Post, Phoenix InfoNews, Hong Kong Economic Times, TVB, RTHK, Ta Kung Pao, and Newspage Communications are part of the delegation, along with journalism professors from Hong Kong. The 20 visitors are affiliated with the Journalism Education Foundation, which was jointly set up by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong News Executives’ Association. It seeks to train journalists, raise public awareness of the importance of a vibrant media, and deepen connections between Hong Kong and American journalism organizations...

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:07 June 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    The OPC is pleased to host a book night for Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia, a conversation with author Anne Garrels, former NPR Moscow bureau chief, and Bill Keller, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project and former Moscow bureau chief of The New York Times. Putin Country is based on more than two decades of reporting by Garrels in Russia - in particular her frequent and lengthy visits to Chelyabinsk, a gritty, military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. Her stories from Chelyabinsk, in the Russian heartland, help illuminate the aftershocks of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of Vladimir Putin. The program will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Club Quarters, with a cash bar before and after the program. Click here to RSVP >> Click the window below to watch a live stream of the program on June 7...

  • Location: CUNY J-School - 219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th),

    Date:24 May 2016

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    On Tuesday, May 24, the New York Press Club will present an "Evening with Frank Abagnale." Frank's real-life story of being a teenage con man and impersonator, who passed himself off as an airline pilot, doctor and lawyer, inspired the film and stage play "Catch Me If You Can." The event begins with light refreshments at 7:00 p.m. Free admission is offered to OPC members. RSVP is required - go to nypressclub.org, for more information, or go to the RSVP page here. Admission for non-members is $15.

  • Location: IFC Center, 323 Ave of the Americas (West 3rd Street),

    Date:19 May 2016

    Time: 7:15 p.m.

    On Thursday, May 19, the New York Press Club will present a screening of the Sundance Award-winning film "Weiner," which documents the fall of former New York representative Anthony Weiner. The film, which follows Weiner's attempted comeback in 2013 following a sex scandal, won the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q & A with the film's directors, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, moderated by documentary filmmaker Mona Lisa Mouallem, founder of The Wisdom Project and former CNN producer. Free admission is offered to OPC members. RSVP is required - go to nypressclub.org, for more information, or go to the RSVP page here.

  • 77th Annual Awards Dinner

    77th ANNUAL OPC AWARDS DINNER

    Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel,

    Date:28 April 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

    Registration is open for the OPC’s Annual Awards Dinner on April 28. This year’s program features distinguished guests and honorees in 22 award categories. Watch the Annual Awards Dinner live >> Kai Ryssdal, host and senior editor of American Public Media's Marketplace, will be our presenter. Jason Rezaian, journalist and former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post who was released from Iran in January after more than 18 months in jail, will light the press freedom candle in memory of journalists who have died in the line of duty in the past year and in honor of those injured, missing and abducted. The OPC will honor David Fanning, founder and executive producer at large of PBS Frontline, with the President’s Award. Please RSVP by calling the OPC at 212 626-9220.  

  • Location: Offices of Marketplace at 747 Third Ave. (47th Street),

    Date:18 May 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    The OPC will celebrate the publication of OPC member Andrew Nagorski’s latest book, The Nazi Hunters, on Wednesday, May 18 at the offices of Marketplace at 747 Third Ave. (47th Street) at 6:00 p.m. Come raise a glass to Andy! Interviewing Andy will be Deidre Depke, who worked with Andy many years at Newsweek. Andy was Newsweek’s bureau chief in Hong Kong, Moscow, Rome, Bonn, Warsaw and Berlin and the author of many books. To RSVP, contact Eva Fryscak at: efryscak@marketplace.org Click the window below to watch the event streaming live.  

  • Location: The New York Public Library,

    Date:05 May 2016

    Time: 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    The Guanghua School of Management at Peking University is hosting a forum that aims to connect creatives with business professionals to tackle challenges, share opportunities and re-imagine China's creative future from an industry perspective. The question to be addressed this year is "How can we re-imagine China's creative industry as a global force?" Confirmed speakers include Ambassador Qiyue Zhang, Consul General, Consulate-General of P.R. China in New York; Steven Rockefeller, philanthropist; Adam Aron, CEO, president and director of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.; Sheril D. Antonio, NYU associate dean of the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television; Peter Boris, executive vice president of Pace Gallery; Mei Xue, CEO of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Noah Kupferman, director, Christie's Education; and more. Click here to RSVP and read more>>

  • Location: CUNY J-School, 219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th),

    Date:21 April 2016

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Managing Director of The Times of London Literary Supplement visits in April. A reporter, editor and editorial director for several UK newspapers including The Guardian, James MacManus was posted for many years in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) for The Guardian before becoming managing editor of The Times and ultimately, his current position as Managing Director of The Times Literary Supplement. He launched his parallel career as novelist and screenwriter in 2005. On a book tour promoting his fifth book, a historical fiction thriller, Midnight in Berlin, which has journalists as main characters and includes William L. Schirer, one of "Murrow's Boys", in the narrative. We expect that James's raconteuring about the journalistic and literary adventures he's lived will make for an enchanting evening and a terrific Q&A opportunity for guests interested in exploring a literary life. Journalist and author Tim Harper whose 12 books include Moscow Madness, License to Steal, and..

  • Location: CUNY J-School, 219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th),

    Date:29 March 2016

    Time: 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Margaret Sullivan is the fifth public editor appointed by The New York Times and is the longest serving public editor to date, having served for three and a half years. In May, she will move on to The Washington Post having recently been appointed the paper's media columnist. At the Times, Sullivan has written about journalism in a frequent blog, the Public Editor’s Journal, and in a twice-monthly print column in the Sunday Review section. The public editor’s office also handles questions and comments from readers and investigates matters of journalistic integrity. The public editor works independently, outside of the reporting and editing structure of the newspaper; her opinions are her own. New York Press Club Board member, Beth Karas, will moderate. Come hear from Margaret about how it went at the Times and what she may have in mind as media columnist for The Washington Post. Free admission for..

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:22 March 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Come join the Overseas Press Club of America for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. No RSVP is needed.  

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:30 March 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s simmering hostility toward the media boiled over in March, culminating in the takeover of the country’s largest newspaper and its second-largest news agency. The government raided the Cihan news agency on March 7, just days after police took control of the headquarters of Zaman newspaper, forcing their way in while firing tear gas and water cannons to repel protesters. These were only the latest moves in the increasingly authoritarian leader’s media crackdown, but they have left many reeling over the prospect of widespread censorship in a country critical to security. On March 30, the OPC is sponsoring a program to analyze the events in Turkey and how journalists can fight back. Panelists include Kerim Balci, recently the Editor-in-Chief of Turkish Review, a bimonthly journal published by Zaman Media Group and Dr. Agnes Callamard, the director of Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression initiative. Investigative reporter..

  • Location: Bronx Documentary Center 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, New York 10451,

    Date:10 March 2016

    Time:

    Fabio Bucciarelli has spent five years documenting the causes and consequences of the largest refugee migration since World War II. Bucciarelli won the OPC's 2012 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. In The Dream, Bucciarelli tells the stories of those who have fled the wars in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and beyond. His photographs reveal the refugees’ humanity and shows the strength of people who are sustained by a dream to be free of war, to find safety, to recover their dignity and to once again build meaningful lives. March 10th - 27th, 2016 Thursdays and Fridays 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No RSVP is required, but you can sign up for the March 10th Opening Reception on the Facebook event page:

  • Location: NYU Center for Global Affairs, 15 Barclay Street, Room 430,

    Date:02 March 2016

    Time: 6:30 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.

    In the wake of the November 2015 attacks on Paris, security officials disclosed serious gaps in intelligence gathering due to modern phone encryption and other anti-surveillance measures. Are intelligence failures increasing? If so, how has contemporary surveillance been affected in the post-Snowden era as computer and phone encryption have become more standard? Panelists included Yahoo News deputy editor and OPC governor Daniel Klaidman, author of Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency, and Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent, Yahoo News, who discussed how investigative journalism on terror and intelligence has evolved in response to these changes and what their impact might be on future security measures. The event is part of an ongoing series, titled Newsmakers: Perspectives in Global Media with Alexis Gelber. Gelber, former OPC president and a longtime top editor at Newsweek, moderated. Watch an archive of our live stream in..

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:16 February 2016

    Time: 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come join the Overseas Press Club of America for food, drink and fun at our monthly mixer at The Half King. Members and non-members - all are welcome to attend! The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. No RSVP is needed.  

  • Location: The Kellogg Center, Room 1501 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th Street, 15th Floor.,

    Date:24 February 2016

    Time: 04:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

     The OPC and Columbia University's Harriman Institute invite you to join a gathering on Feb. 24 in New York of journalists who covered Russia and the USSR. Diplomats, academics, spouses and other professionals who worked in the region are also welcome. Please help spread word of this event to your colleagues and friends.4:00-4:15 p.m.: Welcoming remarks: OPC Governor Charles Wallace and Harriman Institute Director Alexander Cooley.4:15-5:15 p.m.: Putin’s Russia: Timothy Frye, Harriman Institute; Vladimir Lenski, RTVI (Russian TV International) anchor; Carol Williams, longtime Los Angeles Times correspondent; Moderator: Alexander Cooley.5:15-6:30 p.m.: Communism and the Fall of Communism: Ann Cooper, NPR’s first Moscow bureau chief; David Hoffman, The Washington Post; Tom Kent, Associated Press/Harriman Institute; and Seymour Topping, longtime  OPC member and former correspondent and editor for The New York Times. Other speakers TBD.6:30-7:30 p.m.: ReceptionClick here to RSVP via Constant Contact >>

  • Location: Club Quarters Dining Room, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:03 February 2016

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

     Please come to Club Quarters Feb. 3 to share lunch and stories with two journalists who interviewed Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in their early years. Karl Meyer, who served on the editorial boards of The New York Times and The Washington Post, was one of the first American journalists to spend time with Castro in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra two-thirds of a century ago. Henry Raymont accompanied Vice-President Richard M. Nixon on a month-long trip to Cuba, Mexico and Central America in 1955 for UP, and interviewed Castro eight times over the course of his career. David Andelman, formerly of The New York Times and World Policy Journal, will moderate.Click here to RSVP via Constant Contact >>

  • Location: Home of OPC Governor Minky Worden in Manhattan's Financial District,

    Date:09 February 2016

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

     Bring a prospective member to enjoy Chinese treats and seasonal cocktails at this one-of-a-kind book night/Chinese New Year gathering at the home of OPC Governor Minky Worden. The person who signs up the most new members will receive a free copy of One Child.Mei Fong was a longtime China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and shared a Pulitzer Prize for her China coverage. Part analysis, part journalistic memoir, Fong weaves in her own struggles with infertility with stories from people living with the consequences of China’s rigid fertility controls, taking the reader from the wreckage of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to a Kunming hospice and the IVF clinics of Beijing and California. Andy Jacobs, a longtime China correspondent for The New York Times, will moderate.Click here to RSVP via Constant Contact >>

  • Location: The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Ave (between 40th and 41st Streets),

    Date:27 January 2016

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     Join the OPC and The New York Times’ Asian Heritage Network for a Book Night to discuss The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, The True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Survived an Honor Killing Program. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue (between 40th and 41st Streets). Nordland is currently correspondent-at-large and bureau chief in Kabul for The New York Times. He won the OPC’s Ed Cunningham Award for best magazine writing from abroad in 1999 while working for Newsweek. Click here to RSVP via Constant Contact >>  Click here to stream the book night live >>

  • Location: Yale Club, Vanderbilt Ave.,

    Date:26 February 2015

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

     The 2016 winners of the OPC Foundation Scholarships will be presented at the annual OPC Foundation Scholarship luncheon on Friday, February 26, 2016. Kathy Gannon, special regional Correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Associated Press, will give the keynote address.Individual tickets: $75 (OPC members) and $150 (non-members) Contact: Jane Reilly at foundation at opcofamerica.org or call 201-493-9087 Read about the 2016 winners here >>

  • Location: New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 6th St., 20 Cooper Sq.,

    Date:02 February 2016

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

     Encryption is just as important as a flak jacket in today’s dangerous reporting environment. Learn about when and how to use encryption from Ryan Tate and Erinn Clark of The Intercept, published by First Look Media. Founders of The Intercept include Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, who helped Edward Snowden leak a massive trove of National Security Agency documents. The event is co-sponsored by the OPC and New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and will be held at the Carter Institute at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 2. Click here to RSVP via Constant Contact >>

  • Non-OPC Events

    Journalism in Jail

    Location: 53 Fifth Ave. 6th Floor #601,

    Date:08 December 2015

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 12:00 p.m.

      The Peace Islands Institute is hosting a panel discussion focused on the stories of jailed journalists in Turkey, including Mohammed Ismael Rasool, Hidayet Karaca and Cam Dundar. Panelists include Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect journalists, Jason Mojica, editor-in-chief of VICE News, and Kerim Balci, editor-in-chief of the Turkish Review. Light lunch will be served. Send reservation requests to RSVP@peaceislands.org

  • OPC Events

    OPC Holiday Party

    Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:06 January 2016

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     Come celebrate the season with colleagues at the OPC Holiday Party on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Club Quarters at 40 West 45th Street. The event will be held in the dining room.This year's party features an open bar with wine and beer, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, and, filet of Atlantic salmon, roast turkey and dessert and coffee.Advance reservations are essential. Please call the OPC office at 212 626-9220 or email RSVP@opcofamerica.org.The cost is $30 per person. Pay here on Paypal or send a check to the OPC. 

  • Location: 115 East 54th Street (located between Park and Lexington Avenues),

    Date:08 December 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     Many of us have been foreign correspondents in Hong Kong. Let's gather and exchange stories about working in this fast-moving, fascinating city over wine, dim sum and jazz. The only limit is the time, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 8. The event includes a special performance from Jazz in New York, led by Alan Kwan, a jazz guitarist originally from Hong Kong.Please RSVP on or before Dec. 2, 2015. To RSVP, send an email to: RSVP@hketony.gov.hk

  • Location: 725 Park Avenue,

    Date:18 November 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The U.S.-China relationship is the most complex and consequential bilateral relationship in the world today. Almost no major global issue can be addressed without their engagement; successes and failures in the relationship are likely to have major effects beyond the two countries themselves. Yet in the U.S. presidential campaigns, China is typically only mentioned as a lightning rod for criticism, on issues ranging from human rights to cybersecurity to tensions in the South China Sea. This is not a new trend; China-bashing has become something of a staple on the U.S. campaign trail, though positions and policy almost always soften after Election Day.Why is that so? And should it be so? What is the public missing, as the would-be successors to President Obama speak about China, and U.S. policy towards that country?Howard Fineman, Rana Foroohar and Jonathan Tepperman are three veteran reporters covering U.S. politics, business, and foreign affairs respectively, and have this in..

  • Location: 20 Rockefeller Plaza,

    Date:17 November 2015

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     OPC members are invited to a special viewing of Norman Rockwell’s famous work, Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor, at Christie’s on Tuesday, Nov. 17 before the piece goes up for auction. Other works in the auction will also be on display.The evening will begin with a lecture from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by cocktails from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.This opportunity is made available to OPC members from the National Press Club Journalism Institute.The large-scale work, now owned by the National Press Club, is part of a series Rockwell painted for The Saturday Evening Post in 1946. It is estimated to be worth $10 to $15 million.Proceeds from the sale will benefit the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute.The event will be held at Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza.RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 to: RSVP@opcofamerica.org.

  • Location: Bloomberg LLP , 731 Lexington Avenue,

    Date:16 December 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

      The OPC, Bloomberg LLP and the Ford Motor Company are co-sponsoring a reception and panel on journalist safety at Bloomberg midtown headquarters on Dec. 16. Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and other experts will discuss how the media industry, governments, and journalists themselves can better protect the safety of those who cover global hot spots. This event is by invitation only and non-transferable. Other panelists include independent journalists Gregory D. Johnsen and Anna Therese Day, and Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, Lithuania’s permanent representative to the UN. Lithuania was the main force behind a May UN Security Council resolution to scale up efforts to protect journalists in conflict zones. OPC Governor Lara Setrakian, Co-Founder & CEO of News Deeply, will moderate. Johnsen recently left Istanbul, where he was writer-at-large for BuzzFeed News, and was nearly kidnapped in Yemen. He has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan, a Fulbright Fellow..

  • Location: 535 Fifth Avenue 6th Floor,

    Date:12 November 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    TO RSVP, email rsvp@peaceislands.org or call 212 510-8644.

  • Location: Davis Hall, International House, 500 Riverside Dr. ,

    Date:16 November 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

     International House New York invites you to join a special evening with Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. For 21 years, Ms. Jamison served as the artistic director for one of America’s most renowned dance institutions, bringing the company to unprecedented heights. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – and has reached millions more online and through television broadcasts.Reserve your spot for this event and learn more about Ms. Jamison's journey as an award winning dancer, choreographer, and director and her continued commitment to using dance as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present and fearlessly reaching into the future. Ms. Jamison will also be joined by former Principal Dancer, Renee Robinson.RSVP on Eventbrite >>

  • Location: Turkish Cultural Center 535 5th Avenue - Suite 601,

    Date:05 November 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    The Turkish Cultural Center is hosting a panel discussion to examine events that took place in Turkey during the week before the election, and to discuss what is in store for Turkey now that the votes have been counted.Speakers will be;Dr. David Phillips, Director, Peace Building and Rights Program, Columbia UniversityDr. Louis Fishman, History Dept. CUNY Brooklyn CollegeDr. Azzedine Layachi, Dept. of Government & Politics. St. Johns UniversityMahit Zeynalov, Bureau Chief Washington, Today's Zaman.The guest list is filling rapidly, so please RSVP to reserve a place by emailing Anne at anne@tccny.org or sending a message to rsvp@tccny.orgLight dinner will be served after the event. 

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:08 December 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: International House New York, 500 Riverside Drive, Davis Hall,

    Date:22 October 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    Join the International House of New York for an exclusive screening of The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor followed by a special panel discussion with filmmaker Arthur Dong, Professor Cathy J. Schlund-Vials of the University of Connecticut, and Sophia Ngor, niece of the late Dr. Haing S. Ngor. Dr. Haing S. Ngor escaped four years of torture in a Khmer Rouge labor camp and was called upon to recreate his experiences in a film that would earn him an Academy Award, only to be gunned down in an L.A. alley twenty years later. Produced, directed, written, and edited by Oscar-nominated and triple-Sundance award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong, The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor is a singular documentary on one of the most well-known survivors of the Cambodian genocide.RSVP on Eventvrite >>Contact the Programs Office at events@ihouse-nyc.org for more information.

  • Location: International House New York, 500 Riverside Drive, Davis Hall,

    Date:19 November 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

      Join International House of New York for a special screening of the 2015 Emmy award-winning film The Trials of Muhammad Ali, followed by an exclusive panel discussion with filmmaker Bill Siegel, and journalists Robert Lipsyte and Salim Muwakkil. The film will be introduced by Khaliah Ali Wertheimer, Muhammad Ali's daughter.Make your reservations by Monday, Nov. 16.RSVP on Eventbrite >>Contact the Programs Office at events@ihouse-nyc.org for more information.

  • Location: International House New York, 500 Riverside Drive, Davis Hall,

    Date:12 November 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

     Join the International House of New York for a special screening of Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary, The Look of Silence. This is the companion film to his acclaimed documentary The Act of Killing. Make your reservations by Monday, Nov. 9. RSVP on Eventbrite >>Contact the Programs Office at events@ihouse-nyc.org for more information.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:11 November 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Fordham's Lincoln Center campus, 60th Street and Columbus Avenue. ,

    Date:07 November 2015

    Time: 09:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

    Want to meet the reporter who did that great expose on nail salons in New York?  She'll be there.  How about the man pushing New York Public Radio into the digital age? He'll explain what data journalism is all about.  The day has a mix of panels on a wide range of issues including investigative journalism, reporting on diverse communities and metrics.Fordham co-hosts this conference every other year in cooperation with the Associated Press of New York State and Fordham's public radio station WFUV. The conference is open to all New York area college students and professionals. Sign up here and see the full schedule:https://digitaljournalismnyc.wordpress.comQuestions to Professor Beth Knobel, OPC member and Associate Chair of the Fordham Department of Communication & Media Studies at knobel@fordham.edu.

  • Location: The Times Center, 242 W. 41st St. & The New School, 65 5th Ave.,

    Date:23 October 2015

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

     Want to learn more about next year's United Nations global urbanization conference? Citiscope, a non-profit media outlet focused on cities has a news service focused on Habitat III -- www.citiscope.org/HabitatIII -- and is organizing two events in New York for journalists and editors to learn more about Habitat III and network around the theme of urban-focused journalism.When the United Nations held its Habitat II global urbanization conference nearly 20 years ago in Istanbul, 2.6 billion people were living in cities. By the time Habitat III is held next year, that number will have grown to 4 billion. At present more than 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By the end of this century the percentage is expected to grow to 85 per cent.  Consequently, urbanization has never been a more pressing issue. On October 17-20, 2016 the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will take place..

  • Location: Civic Hall 156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor,

    Date:14 October 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.

     In a society where 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have the most traffic coming from cell phones and tablets, have we reached a new mobile majority in media? Are the tried models of advertising and circulation targets enough to sustain media's print gatekeepers? What will be the new business models that sustain great journalism? The state of journalism has reached a critical point of transition and transformation. Much is at stake. Americans' changing news habits impact how our country functions as an informed society, and the next steps in media are as important as ever in shaping the future of our democracy. Join New America NYC and the GroundTruth Project for a panel with top experts across the vast fields of media and journalism for a conversation about what it takes to produce and support great journalism. Follow the discussion online using #BreakingNews and by following@NewAmericaNYC and @GroundTruth. PARTICIPANTS: Lydia Polgreen @lpolgreen Deputy International..

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:21 October 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Room 308, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street,

    Date:10 December 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

     This program will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The location of the event is: room 308, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street. OPC Governor Daniel Sieberg will discuss Google News Lab, which has a mission of collaborating with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media with Google. He'll explain their focus on training/education with newsrooms, how they oversee Google Trends data especially as it relates to the election, and the various programs and partnerships with the likes of CIR, Hacks/Hackers, Matter and others. Plus he'll discuss Google's interest in fostering new ways of storytelling through platforms like VR and YouTube 360.To RSVP, call 212-626-9220 or send an email to RSVP@opcofamerica.org. Watch a live stream of the event in the window below.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:24 September 2015

    Time: 02:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

     On the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting with President Barack Obama on Sept. 25, the OPC is hosting a conversation with Wu’er Kaixi, a student leader in the Beijing protests of 1989. He was forced into exile and has never been able to return to mainland China. Wu'er Kaixi remains active in politics and is a candidate in Taiwan's 2016 parliamentary elections.  An ethnic Uighur, Wu’er Kaixi sees himself  as one of the many victims of a systematic war  the Chinese government has long been carrying out against its own people that is intensifying under Xi Jinping. Wu'er Kaixi believes the US is sending the wrong message to the world – and in particular to the Chinese government – by welcoming Xi Jinping to its shores and lending legitimacy to large-scale  oppression. Barbara Demick will lead the discussion with Wu’er Kaixi. Demick is the former Beijing bureau chief..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:10 September 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

     Shockwaves have been emanating from mainland China in a way that the world has never seen. The government suddenly devalued the country’s currency, the Shanghai stock market has fallen sharply and the pace of economic growth has slowed to levels not seen in decades. Plus, a major chemical disaster in the port city of Tianjin has raised questions about the corruption that has accompanied the Middle Kingdom’s rise to wealth. Are these events mere blips on China’s long-term march toward modernity or do they signify that President Xi Jinping is facing fundamental problems as he seeks to impose his vision of China’s future on the nation of more than 1.3 billion people? Panelists: Gady Epstein, The Economist, who has just transferred to New York after more than a decade in Beijing for The Economist and Forbes magazines and The Baltimore Sun. Gwynn Guilford, a reporter and editor for Quartz, who..

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:09 September 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Washington, DC,

    Date:31 August 2015

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

     Our most intense course, recommended for High-Risk environments.Covers situational awareness, cover versus concealment, navigating civil unrest, tactical combat casualty care, convoy protocols & hostile checkpoints, vehicle accidents casualty care, information, profile & interrogations, maneuvering under fire, evasion under pursuit, proof-of-life & prolonged captivity, emotional self-care & factors for resilience. Mix of classroom presentations, controlled practice & highly challenging exercises replete with role-playing trainers, professional actors & state-of-the-art, non-pyrotechnic combat simulation equipment.Global Journalist Security presents its most intense course, recommended for High-Risk environments. Covers situational awareness, cover versus concealment, navigating civil unrest, tactical combat casualty care, convoy protocols & hostile checkpoints, vehicle accidents casualty care, information, profile & interrogations, maneuvering under fire, evasion under pursuit, proof-of-life & prolonged captivity, emotional self-care & factors for resilience. Mix of classroom presentations, controlled practice & highly challenging exercises replete with role-playing trainers, professional actors & state-of-the-art, non-pyrotechnic combat simulation equipment. Course Descriptions and Prices..

  • Location: Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th St. ,

    Date:16 September 2015

    Time: 08:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    In collaboration with Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC), war reporters and photographers will present their work and talk about their craft with Brooklyn Brewery founder and former Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy at the Brewery.Panelists include psychiatrist Anthony Feinstein, author of Journalists Under Fire: The Psychological Hazards of Covering War; and reporter Phil Zabriskie, author of The Kill Switch.Tickets are $25 or $15 with a student ID. Admission includes one beer. Click here to reserve tickets >>For more information, contact RISC or The Brooklyn Brewery.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:04 November 2015

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     This event will begin with a cash reception in the Club Quarters dining room at 6:30 p.m. The program will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., also in the dining room.The OPC, the New York Association of Black Journalists and the Foreign Press Association present an evening with author Linda Hervieux on her book Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War, which tells the story of the only unit of African-American combat soldiers to land on D-Day. These men and their unusual mission were written out of the D-Day story. Movies don't show them, and most history books don't mention them. Hervieux is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Paris. Forgotten follows the  men of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion from their hometowns in heavily segregated Jim Crow America to their specialty Army training camp in Tennessee, where they experienced breathtaking racism and..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:01 October 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Congratulations to the makers of investigative documentary Firestone and the Warlord for winning two Emmys! Please come hear filmmakers Jonathan Jones and Marcela Gaviria talk about their reporting and see clips from the film. In 2009, Jonathan Jones won the OPC Foundation’s I.F. Stone scholarship for an essay he wrote examining how the American company Firestone managed to continue operating in Liberia during the country’s brutal civil war. Fast forward six years, and a documentary based on his reporting has won two Emmy awards. The film, Firestone and the Warlord, was created by ProPublica, PBS Frontline and Rain Media. Marcela Gaviria of Rain Media produced the film, and won a citation for the OPC’s Edward R. Murrow Award this spring. The team also took first place in the 2014 Investigative Reporters and Editors award in the Large Multiplatform category, won an RFK Journalism Award and were named a finalist in..

  • Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street,

    Date:07 October 2015

    Time: 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    The Greek debt crisis is a hydra of a story, with tentacles circling the globe from Athens to  Frankfurt to Washington and beyond. Join the OPC and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Sept. 30 to get tips from veteran journalists on how they made a complex economic story come alive.Liz Alderman, the chief European business correspondent for the Paris-based International New York Times, has written extensively on the impact of the debt crisis and austerity policies on the lives of average citizens, as well as the societal and political implications.Jack Ewing, the  European economics correspondent for The International New York Times, is based in Frankfurt. His primers on the financial sources of the crisis are must-reading for anyone who wants to understand what has happened, and what could happen.Dody Tsiantar is a freelance journalist and has been teaching journalism at CUNY since 2006. Fluent in Greek, she spent the summer in Greece..

  • Location: The Long Room, 120 West 44th Street,

    Date:04 August 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     Meet up with new and long-time Foreign Press Association members, old friends and colleagues, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. RSVP at fpa@foreignpressassociation.org. If you have any questions, contact the FPA office at 212-370-1054.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:12 August 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:24 September 2015

    Time: 12:44 p.m.- 7:16 p.m.

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  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:25 August 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Voting members should remember to cast their votes for Active and Associate board members by noon on Monday, Aug. 24. This year members will elect 12 Active members to the Board of Governors and 2 Associate members.Results will be announced during the upcoming Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6:00 p.m. To cast your ballot, open an election e-mail sent from the OPC with a link to Balloteer, the online voting ballot.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:15 July 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: UNCA Meeting Room, third floor, Secretariat Building room S-310,

    Date:25 June 2015

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

    The U.N. Correspondents Association will host a "Conversation with Former United Nations Under Secretary-General Giadomenico Picco" on the occasion to present La Stampa Middle East Correspondent Maurizio Molinari's latest book The Caliphate of Terror, Why the Islamic State is a threat against the West, on Thursday, June 25th at 5:30pm in the UNCA Meeting Room, third floor, Secretariat Building room S-310. Francesco Semprini, La Stampa, will introduce the author and former USG Giandomenico Picco. A wine and cheese reception will follow the panel at 6:30 p.m. You can direct questions to Giampaolo Pioli, UNCA President, at president@unca.com.

  • Location: Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx,

    Date:25 June 2015

    Time: 08:15 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.

    Join RISC on Thursday, June 25, for a slideshow and video screening of recent work by the next group of RISC trainees. RISC Training trains and equip freelance journalists in all media to treat life-threatening injuries on the battlefield. Learn more about RISC here:http://risctraining.org/Suggested donation: Bronx Resident $5, General $10, helps fund the next class of RISC trainees and the BDC. Tickets available at the door.

  • Location: Telephone Conference Call,

    Date:02 June 2015

    Time: 02:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

      In anticipation of the New York Times launch and world premiere of the documentary The Trials of Spring, the cast and filmmakers will be available for a media briefing by phone on Tuesday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. Watch The Trials of Spring trailer here. The Trials of Spring is a documentary event that chronicles the stories of nine women who played central roles in the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermaths in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. It includes a feature-length documentary, six short films, articles by award-winning journalists, and a robust social media conversation about women and their unwavering quest for social justice and freedom. Please email press@boomgenstudios.com to RSVP, schedule a screening or for any other media requests. To learn more about the event, please visit the project's media room here.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:17 June 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:10 June 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

     On June 10, Rena Pederson will discuss The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation. Pederson’s biography begins with her secret interview with Suu Kyi in 2003 at her home during the 15 years she was still under house arrest. She was smuggled past guards to visit with the pro-democracy activist who became a beacon of the dissident movement. As Pederson left the Yangon home, the Suu Kyi asked her to spread the word about and the hardships that the people of Myanmar have endured under military rule. “Don’t let people forget us,” she told Pederson. In the book, she draws from exclusive interviews with “The Lady” after her release in 2010, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, and even risked a trip to the country’s closed and opulent new capital Naypyidaw during her research.   Pederson previously served as senior speechwriter..

  • Location: The Murphy Institute 43 West 25th Street, 18th Floor,

    Date:28 May 2015

    Time: 08:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

     Two years after the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, abuses continue. Workplace violence  and wage theft are common; and the survivors of fires and factory collapses, many of them children, have few options.  How can such tragedies propel better working conditions? What progress can be seen in getting accountability from employers and governments on both ends of the supply chain? What role can U.S. and global advocates play?Speakers:Steven Greenhouse, former New York Times labor journalistJudy Gearhart, Executive Director, International Labor Rights ForumJeff Hermanson, Director of Global Strategies, Workers United-SEIUSarah Labowitz, Co-Director, Center for Business & Human Rights, NYU Stern SchoolAtish Saha, Bangladeshi photojournalist, prize winning series “The Ghosts of Rana Plaza”Moderator: May Chen, Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite.

  • Location: B1, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (1 E. 42nd St),

    Date:03 June 2015

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.

    Panelists:   Jacques deLisle: Director of Asia Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania Evans J.R. Revere: Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Richard Bernstein: Author of China 1945, Former Beijing bureau chief for Time Moderator:  William Holstein, president, Overseas Press Club Foundation Agenda:   5:30 - 6:30pm  Arrival and Reception 6:35 - 6:55pm  Excerpts from President Ma’s teleconference speech 6:55- 8:15pm   Panel Discussion and Q&A To RSVP, email ja0517@hotmail.com or call 212-317-7358.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:20 May 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. No RSVP is needed.

  • Location: Webinar,

    Date:12 May 2015

    Time: 02:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    The Knight and Poynter Institute is hosting a webinar on “Growing a Nonprofit News Site” on May 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET.A recent report produced by Knight Foundation tracking the sustainability of nonprofit news organizations highlights new methods for outlets looking to engage audiences and grow their revenue streams. The report is the third in a series of studies tracking the progress of nonprofit news organizations released by Knight Foundation since 2011.This Webinar will provide important information for news organizations and foundations, including:An exploration of emerging trends in nonprofit news arena in the last five years.A look at replicable practices in audience engagement, revenue growth, and organizational development from the most successful news outlets.Insights into the future sustainability of nonprofit news organizations. Speakers include : Marie Gilot, Knight Foundation program officer for journalism; Jon Sotsky, Knight Foundation director for strategy and assessment; and Jake Batsell, assistant professor, Southern Methodist University and former Texas Tribune fellow.Please..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street ,

    Date:18 May 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

     President Xi Jinping's crackdown on all sources of political diversity inside China is reaching new heights and is being compared with some of the ideological campaigns that Mao Tse-tung once waged. The number of dissidents and lawyers fleeing China has reached levels not seen since the suppression of the Tiananmen demonstrations in 1989. Xi's government has targeted foreign non-profit groups, journalists, educators, local courts, and Internet activists, and has even created a special tool called the Great Cannon to disrupt foreign websites that host content not considered favorable to the government. In so doing, Xi is dashing any hopes that the Communist Party would allow a process of "peaceful evolution" to develop. Please come to a panel discussion that will consider these increasingly dramatic developments. As the anniversary of the suppression of Tiananmen Square protesters approaches on June 4, a panel of experts considers how far Xi will go in..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:14 May 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     Global instability and rise of stateless, often violently anti-western groups around the world have put journalists in the crosshairs more than ever. At the same time, the traditional structures that once provided support for journalists deployed in remote places have fallen away as the newspaper and broadcast industry has slimmed down in the face of new digital economic realities. To help journalists understand the risks and realities of kidnapping incidents, the Overseas Press Club presents an OFF-THE-RECORD meeting featuring William Daly, Managing Director of Control Risks, the world’s leading kidnapping and ransom response consultancy, OPC member Charles Sennott, founder and executive director of the GroundTruth Project and David Rohde, investigative reporter for Thomson Reuters. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Stop by for a reception and cash bar at 6:00 p.m.Please RSVP by emailing patricia@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220. This event was not recorded.

  • Location: NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square,

    Date:28 April 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute invites you to a panel discussion on the journalism of author and philosopher, Albert Camus. Algerian Chronicles, a collection of Camus's journalism on Algeria from the 1930s through the 1950s, provides the historical context for this panel. Most great writers are also superb reporters. Here is Albert Camus, long before he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, before his novels and short stories and plays, telling us what he saw, and heard, and felt in the lost country of Algeria.Moderator:Pete Hamill, Distinguished Writer In Residence, NYU Journalism InstitutePanelists:Arthur Goldhammer, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, translator of Algerian ChroniclesAdam Gopnik, journalist and staff writer for The New YorkerElizabeth Hawes, author, Camus, a Romance For more information about the event, check out the NYU Journalism Institute website or email questions to a.caldarise@nyu.edu.  

  • Location: The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street,

    Date:21 April 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

      The Abominable Crime, the award-winning documentary on homophobia in Jamaica by director Micah Fink, kicks off the Pulitzer Center's film series at New York's Paley Center for Media on Tuesday, April 21. Following the screening, Fink will discuss the film along with Pulitzer Center Managing Director Nathalie Applewhite and human rights lawyer Maurice Tomlinson, whose story is featured in the film. The documentary explores the culture of homophobia in Jamaica through the eyes of gay Jamaicans who are forced to choose between their homeland and their lives after their sexual orientations are exposed. There will also be a reception after the film.The Abominable Crime trailer is available to view on Vimeo. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP on Eventbrite. Check the center's website for more information on this and other films in the series. For questions, you can reach the center via a contact form..

  • Location: New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum,

    Date:29 April 2015

    Time: 03:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

    Peking University, Guanghua School of Management cordially invites the Overseas Press Club of America to attend “China-US Business Forum: Finance and Innovation” on Wednesday, April 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the New York Public Library.The China-US Business Forum is an annual event that explores the business and economic relationship between the world's two largest economies- China and the United States. This year's theme,“Finance and Innovation” will center on the future of Chinese tech innovation and the role financial institutions play in the growth and development of the sector.The event features key thought leaders, including IMF's Steven Barnett, China economist CAI Hongbin Qiming Venture Partner's Gary Rieschel and more. View the event website here.Reserve here via Eventbrite.Or download a PDF version of the schedule here.Agenda:2:30-3:00 p.m. Networking & Registration3:00-3:10 p.m. Welcome RemarksZhang Qiyue, Consulate General, P.R.C (TBC)3:10-3:40 p.m.    Keynote I: Innovation & the Chinese EconomyHongbin CAI, Dean and Professor of Applied Economics,..

  • Location: Columbia University, Faculty House, Garden Room 2,

    Date:14 April 2015

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Please join the Harriman Institute and the Columbia Journalism School for a panel discussion featuring the 2015 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow, Maria Turchenkova, a freelance journalist.  Panelists include :Nina Berman, Associate Professor of Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Judith Matloff, Adjunct Associate Professor of Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Maria Turchenkova, Freelance Photojournalist and 2015 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow Moderated by Ann Cooper, CBS Professor of Professional Practice in International Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.  This event is part of the Klebnikov Russia Program at Harriman Institute.Seating is first come, first served.  For further information regarding this event, please contact Ilke Denizli by sending an email to zid2000@columbia.edu .Register 

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:22 April 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

      Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. No RSVP is needed. View Larger Map

  • Location: Washington, DC,

    Date:20 April 2015

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

      This 5-Day course prepares conflict reporters, humanitarians and diplomats for high-risk environments. Risk assessment, planning and situational awareness are imparted through a mixture of classroom presentations and increasingly intense training scenarios. Trainees learn the skills, knowledge and nuances they need. This includes learning about their own reactions to stress to help them perform with more equilibrium under pressure. Course modules include : emergency first-aid - Tactical Combat Casualty Care and vehicle accident protocols; improvised stretchers & carries; weapons & ballistics; risk reduction in terrorist & targeted environments, personal safety against assault and hostile mobs; IEDs, booby-traps & landmines; ordnance & combat hazards - snipers, artillery & grenades; checkpoint protocols & navigation; evasion under pursuit; group dynamics under pressure; kidnapping & proof-of-life; interrogations; captivity survival & resilience. Training occurs in day and nighttime environments. Cost: $2,995 including local transportation and all meals at remote training locations.To reserve a place for a..

  • Location: The Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway,

    Date:28 April 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

      The OPC is co-hosting a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' Ajax with actors Frances McDormand and David Strathairn.Journalists who cover conflict often carry lingering effects of the suffering they witness. Theater of War has presented hundreds of readings of ancient Greek war plays in military communities as a catalyst for facilitated audience discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. This special presentation for journalists, and their family and friends, will be aimed at generating crucial dialogue about the unique challenges faced by those report on war, conflict, and other types of trauma throughout the world.  The reading is translated, directed and facilitated by Bryan Doerries and produced by Phyllis Kaufman. The event is co-hosted by the OPC, the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve seats, email..

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:25 March 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

      Come and meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. No RSVP is needed. View Larger Map

  • Location: Washington, DC,

    Date:16 March 2015

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

     This week-long HEFAT class prepares humanitarian professionals, journalists and others for urban environments and related random and targeted risks. The curriculum focuses on emergency first-aid, vehicle accidents, improvised stretchers & carries, situational awareness, street crime, travel security including vehicle safety and drivers, mob protests and sexual assault, personal safety, awareness of weapons and ballistics, ordnance and combat hazards, hostile interrogations and surviving captivity, basic digital hygiene and emotional self-care. The final day of this course focuses on physical surveillance awareness and detection, and appropriate contingency planning. Cost: $2,695 including local transportation and all meals at remote training locations.Classes are open to NGO workers, journalists, diplomats and others.*Freelance journalists may apply for funding for any 5-Day course from the Rory Peck Trust in London.To reserve a place for a class, please send an email to gjs AT journalistsecurity DOT net, or call 202-352-1736. We accept major credit cards and other forms..

  • OPC Awards Dinner

    OPC Awards Dinner

    Location: Mandarin Oriental New York,

    Date:30 April 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220. To pay for tickets, send a check to the Overseas Press Club of America, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. You can also call the office to pay by credit card, or use the PayPal link below. Ticket Type OPC Member $250.00 USD OPC Member's Guest $250.00 USD Non-OPC Member $750.00 USD For those who are not able to attend, we will live stream the awards dinner, including acceptance speeches, on Google Hangouts. Click on this link to watch the event live starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on April 30.

  • Location: Pulitzer Hall/Columbia Journalism School, Lecture Hall (3rd Floor),

    Date:02 March 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) invites you to a free screening of Merchants of Doubt a new documentary about paid climate change naysayers.  Liz Spayd, CJR Editor in Chief, will welcome the Director, Robert Kenner, who will introduce the film.  Free refreshments at 6pm. Program at 6:30pm. Film at7:00pm. Q&A post screening, 8:30pm. Lecture Hall (3rd Floor), Pulitzer Hall/Columbia Journalism School.  www.merchantsofdoubtmovie.com. RSVP Here or Phone:212 854 3958

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:20 May 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

    This event has been canceled. This book night with Nazila Fathi was to discuss The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran, which interweaves her personal story with the country's turbulent struggle between hardliners and reformers after the 1979 revolution. Fathi worked for two decades as a correspondent in Iran before she was forced to flee in 2009 during the Green Revolution. She is a writer for NPR and Foreign Policy, and a commentator for the Persian Language Voice of America television.The event will be moderated by Gary Sick, a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute.For questions about the cancellation, email patricia@opcofamerica.org or call the OPC at 212 626-9220.

  • Location: Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium at the United Nations ,

    Date:16 March 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    This event is SOLD OUT. When reporting on an international crisis, it’s important for journalists to seek out the voices of women. In partnership with Peace is Loud, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and International Civil Action Network (ICAN), the OPC will host a forum on March 16 highlighting the work of women activists in North Africa and the Middle East.NOTE: Please RSVP on the Eventbrite website by Thursday, March 12. An RSVP is mandatory to attend this event.  Panelists are: Egyptian journalist Rana AllamPakistani activist Mossarat QadeemAcclaimed filmmaker Gini RetickerICAN co-founder Sanam Anderlini OPC Board of Governors member Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times will moderate the discussion. Prior to the panel clips will be shown from the upcoming multimedia project The Trials of Spring, featuring women activists in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as clips of interviews conducted with women activists in the region on how to combat..

  • Location: United States,

    Date:20 February 2015

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

     Award-winning journalist, filmmaker and author Sebastian Junger will be the keynote speaker at the annual OPC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Yale Club. At the event, the Foundation will award a combination of scholarships and fellowships to 15 graduate and undergraduate college students aspiring to become foreign correspondents. The winning recipients are from Columbia University, New York University, Northwestern University, Oxford University (England), Tufts University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Tulsa, and Yale University. For the first time this year, the Foundation will be presenting the Fritz Beebe Fellowship. The award, which supports business journalism, is endowed by Anne and former OPC president Larry Martz and is named for Beebe, a former Wall Street lawyer who, as acting CEO for the Washington Post Company, had a special appreciation for journalism and journalists. (See below for more details) “In my 20 years of serving as president..

  • Location: LL1 Conference Room, Busch Hall, Harvard Center for European Studies,

    Date:11 February 2015

    Time: 04:15 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

      The Harvard College South Slavic Society is hosting an introductory lecture and book launch for The Essential Nikola Tesla: Peace Building Endeavor on Feb. 11."Nikola Tesla, best known for his inventions of modern electro-energetic system of production, long distance transmission and usage of electrical currents, was also dedicated to peacebuilding and sustainability. United Nations agency for education, science, and culture (UNESCO), had inscribed Nikola Tesla’s archive in the UNESCO Memory of the World register in 2003. UNESCO describes Tesla as "inventor and scientist, a pioneer in electrification, (who) significantly influenced the technological development of our civilization by his polyphase system inventions," as well as "one of the first to become aware of the emerging energy problem." Tesla Memory Project and UNESCO Center for Peace, together with following discussants, are exploring the uncharted legacy of Nikola Tesla, as well as its potential impact on education." The introductory lecture, titled "Exploring the..

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:19 February 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

      Meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant, and enjoy 20 percent off all food and drinks from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. View Larger Map

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:12 February 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

      The horrific attacks on journalists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo have underlined differences in the French and American approach to satire. While defending the right to freedom of expression, many American media declined to publish cartoons from the French magazine that mocked the prophet Mohammed. Join the OPC Feb. 12 for a discussion on how the French and Americans views of deliberately offensive humor vary and why, and whether there should be limits on satirical cartoons and writing. Panelists are: Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News, a three-time winner of the OPC’s Thomas Nast award for best cartoons on international affairs and the first female cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning; Guénola Pellen, editor-in-chief of France-Amérique; Felipe Galindo, aka FEGGO, a Mexican cartoonist working in the U.S. and published in The New Yorker, The New York Times and many others; Asra Nomani, A Muslim..

  • Location: Sardi’s Restaurant, 2nd floor bar, 234 W. 44th St. (between Times Square and 8th Avenue),

    Date:03 February 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

    The Deadline Club is hosting a Midwinter Networking Mixer on Feb. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the venerable Sardi’s Restaurant, made famous by Broadway's most celebrated luminaries, off Times Square. Its caricature-covered walls may say show biz, but the crowd will be talking news biz on the restaurant’s clubby second floor, with its commanding view of the 44th Street theater scene. Free entry, with cash bar. The event will kick off the Deadline Club’s 90th anniversary year with a toast to all journalists – and a free drink for anyone who joins the Club and the parent Society of Professional Journalists that night (or just the Club if you're already an SPJ member). Click here for reservations.

  • OPC Events

    Covering Ebola

    Location: New York University, Center for Global Affairs, 15 Barclay Street (Between Broadway and Church), 4th Floor,

    Date:03 February 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.

     Join the OPC and New York University for a panel Feb. 3 with OPC Board of Governors member Paul Moakley on how to cover Ebola. Moakley, Time magazine’s Deputy Director of Photography, visited Liberia in November 2014 to direct photography of people affected by Ebola there. The event is hosted by former OPC President Alexis Gelber and will be held at NYU's Center for Global Affairs. During his visit to Libera, Moakley met with doctors and nurses, members of burial teams, and janitors. Shortly afterward, Time named the Ebola Fighters as its Person of the Year. Moakley will discuss the role of the media in fighting misinformation and panic in the Ebola epidemic, and what this means for media coverage of global health crises. Seating is available on a first come first serve basis until we reach capacity. Preregistration does not guarantee entry.Click here to register.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:26 January 2015

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

     In his new book, Thanassis Cambanis tells the story of the noble dreamers who brought Egypt to the brink of freedom, and the dark powerful forces that—for the time being—stopped them short. But he also tells a universal story of inspirational people willing to transform themselves in order to transform their society…and the world. In January 2011, in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, a group of strangers sparked a revolution. Basem, an apolitical middle-class architect, jeopardized the lives of his family when he seized the chance to improve his country. Moaz, a contrarian Muslim Brother, defied his own organization to join the opposition.These revolutionaries had little more than their idealism with which to battle the secret police, the old oligarchs, and a power-hungry military determined to keep control. Basem was determined to change the system from within and became one of the only revolutionaries to win a seat in parliament. Moaz took a..

  • Location: The Half King ,

    Date:05 January 2015

    Time: 07:00 a.m.- 7:00 a.m.

     Laura Kasinof moved to Sanaa, Yemen in 2009 after studying Arabic in college. When she arrived, she was the only American reporter based in the country. She quickly fell for Yemen’s people and culture and even found herself starring in a local TV soap opera.In Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen, Kasinof recounts her experiences as a freelance journalist covering Arab Spring protests and insurgency in Yemen in 2011 for The New York Times.Stop by The Half King in Chelsea at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and Q&A with Kasinof.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:15 January 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    Meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant, and enjoy 20 percent off all food and drinks from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15. Let's keep up the momentum! View Larger Map

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:22 January 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

      Join the OPC for a special screening of "The Rise of ISIS," a documentary written and produced by Martin Smith, a member of the OPC's board of governors.Warning: This documentary includes footage of extreme violence.  The screening gets underway at 6:30 p.m. A Q&A with Smith will follow at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by emailing patricia@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220. If you're not able to attend, you can check out our live stream on the event's Google Hangouts page or by clicking in the viewer below.

  • OPC Events

    OPC Holiday Party

    Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:07 January 2015

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

      Please join us on Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an OPC Holiday Party at Club Quarters. $30 covers food and drink.Please RSVP by emailing patricia@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220. 

  • Location: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 3rd Floor, Lecture Hall,

    Date:21 November 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm, Restrepo) and his partner Tim Hetherington won a 2009 duPont Award for their hard-hitting reporting in Restrepo. Two years later, Hetherington was killed by shrapnel while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war. "Which Way is the Front Line From Here" is Junger's loving tribute to his friend and colleague. Join Director Sebastian Junger for this screening and talkback to hear about the life of conflict reporting in general, and the life of one extraordinary conflict reporter in particular.Pizza will be served. There will also be a trivia contest. The event is sponsored by The duPont-Columbia Awards and The J School's Documentary Project. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:14 January 2015

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

      Join us on Jan. 14 for a book night with New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on his upcoming memoir, The Girl From Human Street. The book follows his family's upheaval from Lithuania to South Africa, England, the United States and Israel as they face degrees of anti-Semitism and grapple with otherness. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Stop by for a reception at 6:00 p.m.Former OPC President Allan Dodds Frank will moderate. Please RSVP by emailing patricia@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:17 December 2014

    Time: 07:45 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.

     Join the OPC and Controls Risks, the global risk consultancy, for breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 17 at Club Quarters for an expert view on geopolitical challenges that may emerge in 2015. Speakers: Michael Moran, the Control Risks’ chief macro risk analyst, who will present the firm’s RiskMap, its annual survey of business risk in the coming year.Michael Levi, director of the Center for Geoeconomics at the Council on Foreign Relations.Jonathan Wood, head of the global issues desk for Control Risks.Peter S. Goodman, OPC board member and editor-in-chief of the International Business Times, will moderate. Click here to RSVP.For more information, please contact communicationsamericas@controlrisks.com.To watch a live srtream of the panel on Google Hangouts, click here.

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:10 December 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

      Meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant, and enjoy 20 percent off all food and drinks from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Look for more OPC mixers down the road! No RSVP is required. View Larger Map

  • Location: The Half King Bar and Restaurant, 505 West 23rd St. (at 10th Ave.),

    Date:13 November 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

      Meet up with other OPC members (and prospective OPC members!) in the back garden of The Half King bar and restaurant, and enjoy 50 percent off all food and drinks from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. Look for more OPC mixers coming up in the months ahead.   No RSVP is required. View Larger Map

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:11 November 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

     Join us at Club Quarters on Nov. 11 for a panel discussion "Useful Sources: What should be the relationships of reporters to diplomats, especially in times of crisis?"The program is designed to provide newly assigned foreign correspondents tips on how to handle day-to-day basic working relationships with diplomats, both American and foreign. Topics to be discussed include : Embassy briefings, confidentiality, how to deal with CIA staff and military attaches. Speakers: Dr. Lindsay Krasnoff, historian of the State Department; Seymour Topping, author and former New York Times correspondent and editor; Andrew Nagorski, author and former Newsweek correspondent; Edith Lederer, a longtime Associated Press correspondent; and Dale Prince, director of the New York Foreign Press Center. Allan Dodds Frank will moderate. Stop by at 6:00 p.m. for a reception. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP by emailing patricia@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220.

  • Location: United Nations Dining Room, 1 United Nations Plaza,

    Date:28 October 2014

    Time: 12:30 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.

     The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists will host its Annual Luncheon at the United Nations Dining Room at12:30 p.m. The event will honor former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo. Tickets are $90 per person, and you can register and pay by credit card here. U.N.-accredited journalists pay $80, and you can reserve here. 

  • Location: Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street #4,

    Date:19 November 2014

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

     *NEW LOCATION NEW YORK—Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC), the not-for-profit organization started by writer and filmmaker Sebastian Junger, announced today that it will launch a silent photo auction to raise funds for its medical trainings. Bidding will begin online on November 19 and end December 3. On December 3, a ticketed event for the last day of bidding will take place at Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street #4. The December 3 party will feature Sebastian Junger in conversation with Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, an exhibit of the 45 photographs up for auction, and food and drink. Paddle 8, the online auction house, will manage the bidding. All proceeds from ticket and auction sales will go to RISC, which trains freelance journalists to handle injuries while working in dangerous and remote areas. Junger founded RISC after his friend and Restrepo co-director, photographer Tim Hetherington, was killed in a mortar..

  • Location: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London ,

    Date:18 November 2014

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

      The brutal murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff have again brought to the fore the dangers that front-line journalists face. With freelancers being relied upon more and more, it is imperative that they have the resources and training to protect themselves, as well as to help them get the story. Following an event on the topic in New York that OPC co-sponsored along with the Frontline Club and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, OPC will travel to London to continue the discussion. We will bring together a panel of freelance journalists, editors and experts in the safety field to examine what more needs to be done to make sure freelancers are supported by the news industry and have the resources available to prepare themselves for the risks of front-line reporting.The panel will be chaired by David Loyn, BBC Afghanistan correspondent. The panel: Vaughan Smith: Founder of..

  • Location: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ,

    Date:22 October 2014

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

      Index on Censorship will launch the autumn edition of its magazine with a discussion surrounding questions about whether changes within journalism will leave the public knowing more or less than they have in the past. Will new technologies bring us greater depth of information? Will news survive or will celebrity gossip take over? Will citizen journalism carry more weight than traditional TV channels? The OPC is co-sponsoring the event along with Index on Censorship's publisher, Sage, and Frontline Club. The discussion will be chaired by columnist, author and Index chairman David Aaronovitch, and introduced by Index on Censorship magazine editor Rachael Jolley. Speakers include : Richard Sambrook: professor of journalism and director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University and former director of global news at the BBC.Raymond Joseph: data journalist and former regional editor of the South African Sunday Times.Rachel Briggs: director of Hostage UK and deputy director of..

  • Location: The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South,

    Date:16 September 2014

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Lynn Sherr, the longtime print and television journalist, will join the Society of the Silurians for a lunch event to discuss her outstanding career and her new book about astronaut Sally Ride. Sherr, an ace reporter, called her 2006 autobiography "Outside the Box: My Unscripted Life of Love, Loss and Television News." She is one of the groundbreaking, yet somewhat unsung, heroines who helped propel women to the forefront of the news business by declining to take a lot of guff and producing outstanding stories. Courageous and consistently excellent, Sherr covered politics, space, health and a myriad of other subjects for ABC News for three decades. She also chronicled the personal ups and downs of her own health and that of her late husband and has written other books about Susan B. Anthony, the song: ("America The Beautiful"), swimming ("Swim: Why We Love Water") and giraffes. ("Tall Blondes.") Silurians are..

  • Location: Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street #1, room 1302,

    Date:21 October 2014

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

    The brutal murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff have made it even more imperative that freelance journalists learn how to protect themselves as well as how to get the story. The OPC and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma have invited experts in the safety field to talk to members and guests on Oct. 21 at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive, room 1302. Speakers include Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma; Sawyer Alberi, chief trainer for RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues); Judith Matloff, a veteran foreign correspondent who teaches a safety training course at the Columbia University School of Journalism; Vaughn Smith, founder of London's Frontline Club and member of the board of representatives for the Frontline Freelance Register (FFR); and Micah Garen, an independent documentary filmmaker and..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:01 October 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Book Night with Sheila Weller, author of "The News Sorority," a triple biography of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour.Join us at Club Quarters on Oct. 1 at 6:00 to meet Sheila Weller, author of "The News Sorority," a triple biography of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour. Weller will read from a chapter that describes their reporting from conflict zones like Bosnia. Weller will be interviewed by OPC board member Emma Daly, who was a journalist in Bosnia and now works for Human Rights Watch.Cocktails with a cash bar and snacks will begin begin at 6:00, and the program gets underway at 6:30. Please RSVP to patricia@opcofamerica.org or call the OPC at 212 626-9220.

  • Location: Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 420 West 118th St., 15th floor,

    Date:17 October 2014

    Time: 09:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    You are cordially invited to an all-day conference that IMAC@SIPA is hosting on journalism and human rights. A number of distinguished journalists, historians and scholars are flying in to speak at this event and we will cover a range of topics.We will start off the morning with Michael Schudson and Michael Massing discussing advocacy and journalism. P. Sainath is giving a lunchtime keynote about journalism and development in India. Jenny Mcgill and Nicole Pope, Madhusree Mukerjee and Prue Clarke will talk about gender and the media. Ken Silverstein and Katie Redford are coming up from Washington DC to join a panel with Aviva Chomsky and Lisa Misol from Human Rights watch on covering the extractive sector. We've also got Robert Friedman moderating a panel on labor coverage and Columbia's own Elazar Barkan, Howard French and Robbie Barnett discussing human rights coverage and the lines between reporting and advocacy. Sheila Coronel..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:01 December 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

     Join us on Monday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and a book night with OPC awards judge Anya Schiffrin to chat about her new book about investigative journalism. "Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism From Around the World" offers a "dose of hope" for investigative journalists around the world, according to one reviewer. Schiffrin is the director of the media and communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.The event will be held at Club Quarters at 40 West 45th Street. $20 covers the program from 6:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m., and open beer/wine bar and hors d’oeuvres from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Robert Friedman of Bloomberg News, who served as the head judge for the 2014 OPC Awards, will moderate. Please RSVP by emailing patricia@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220.

  • Location: Columbia School of Journalism Lecture Hall,

    Date:09 September 2014

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    The OPC is co-sponsoring a panel discussion at the Columbia School of Journalism surrounding the current risks and rewards of conflict reporting in the aftermath of reporter James Foley's tragic murder. Dean Steve Coll will lead the discussion. Panelists:Reuters columnist and former New York Times reporter David Rohde, who was held captive for seven months by the Taliban before he escaped.OPC award winner, board member and New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi, previously the West Africa bureau chief for The Associated Press.Phil Balboni, GlobalPost CEO and co-founder, who spent two years fighting for Foley's release.Nicole Tung, a freelance conflict photographer and friend of Foley's who first discovered him missing. This event is sponsored by the Overseas Press Club, the Columbia Journalism School and the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma.You can stream it live from the Columbia Journalism School via the link here.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:07 November 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Join us at Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 7 for a discussion with Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on their new book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Kristof is an OPC award winner and longtime member of the club. Seymour Topping will moderate. The book centers on philanthropy, its benefits to the giver and best practices for getting the most out of charitable work. Stop by at 6:00 p.m. for a reception. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.Please RSVP by emailing patricia@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220.  View Larger Map

  • Location: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway,

    Date:25 September 2014

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

      **NEW Time: 7:00 p.m.For an up-close view of photographs that won OPC awards this year, and a chance to meet some of the photographers, join the OPC Sept. 25 at the Columbia University School of Journalism. The event will include a photo exhibit showcasing work by Tyler Hicks of The New York Times, who won the OPC’s Robert Capa Gold Medal and a Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Kenyan mall massacre; OPC board member Robert Nickelsberg, who won the Olivier Rebbot Award for his book Afghanistan: A Distant War; and Jerome Delay of AP, who won the John Faber Award for his photos of unrest in the Central African Republic. Nickelsberg will join Sarah Voisin, a 2009 OPC winner, and James Estrin, who is co-editor of The New York Times Lens Blog, to discuss best practices on international reporting. Voisin won the John Faber award in 2009..

  • Location: Club Quarters,

    Date:20 August 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

     Voting members should remember to cast their votes for president and other officers, as well as Active and Associate board members by noon on Tuesday, Aug. 19. This year the nominating committee’s mission was to nominate a slate of candidates, including officers, with the energy, talent, and journalistic chops to provide the next generation of leadership for the OPC. The club’s central challenge is to continue to make itself relevant to international journalism. In selecting nominees, we drew from a range of demographics, ages, and media organizations. We included candidates who are pioneering new digital forms, recent OPC award winners working in the field, and many who have led awards committees. After a robust discussion, the board approved the election slate. We’re grateful to the nominating committee (Alexis Gelber, Bill Holstein, Larry Martz, Michael Serrill and Abi Wright), to all the OPC members who suggested candidates, and to the nominees..

  • Location: Online,

    Date:16 July 2014

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

     Please join us for a live video chat with OPC award winner Adriana Gomez Licon, who will share tips on how to report in hostile environments auring an online Q&A session. The Mexico-based Associated Press reporter won OPC’s 2013 Madeline Dane Ross award for her story, “Death of a Beauty Queen,” in which she investigated the death of a young woman killed in a gun battle between drug cartels and the Mexican army. Her reporting took her deep into the state of Sinaloa, a violent center of the country's drug industry.Gomez Licon used social media to gather information and develop a network of sources before going to the area, and took digital security precautions while reporting on the ground. She will share some of her best common-sense advice for correspondents operating in dangerous places.

  • OPC Events

    What in the World

    Location: NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor Commons ,

    Date:18 September 2014

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.

    What in the world are Buzzfeed, Mashable and Vice up to as they expand their international coverage?Amy O'Leary of the New York Times innovation team will facilitate a discussion on the topic with editors of all three media companies at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The event is presented in cooperation with the Overseas Press Club. Panelists: Louise Roug, Global News Editor of Mashable Miriam Elder, Buzzfeed's Foreign Editor Jason Mojica, the Editor-in-Chief of VICE NewsClick here to RSVP for free. 

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY), at 1 East 42nd Street.,

    Date:12 September 2014

    Time: 12:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The Overseas Press Club, Foreign Correspondents Club of China and the Asia Society's ChinaFile invites you to join a reunion of China Hands. Come attend workshops and swap stories over food and cocktails with those who understand the unique challenges of life as a China correspondent. Join us on Friday, Sept. 12 for an afternoon of events starting at 12:30 p.m.NEW: The luncheon program will include a panel discussion on China's economy with a lineup of star experts on the topic. The price for lunch is $20, and is separate from the China Hands event fee.  Program:  12:30 p.m. Luncheon/Economic Panel at Club Quarters Covering China’s Economy -- Most Americans know that China’s economy is likely to exceed America’s in size in coming years, but what does that mean? Does China’s emergence pose a direct threat or are its internal challenges so serious that it won't be able to make the..

  • Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism,

    Date:23 June 2014

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

    Steve Stecklow and his team at Reuters won a 2013 Malcolm Forbes Award for a three-part series exposing an obscure Iranian organization, headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that amassed a $95 billion empire largely from confiscated property. And they did the whole series without setting foot in Iran.Iran forced Reuters to close its Tehran bureau in 2012, so Stecklow had to use every trick in his bag to chase down sources and documents for what he said was the most challenging project he'd ever worked on. Stecklow, who works at Reuters London bureau, blended shoe-leather wisdom with some of his best digital trade secrets during the seminar. Join us at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for a seminar with Stecklow on is best investigative tips and how he launched a six-month investigation into the financial juggernaut known as Setad by hunting down former employees of the shadowy organization and..

  • Location: Landmark Sunshine Cinema, 143 East Houston Street,

    Date:30 May 2014

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    A message from Sebastian Junger: I’m writing to let you know that my next film, KORENGAL, is about to come out on May 30th in New York. Tim Hetherington and I had planned to make a follow-up to Restrepo, but a few weeks after going to the Oscars, Tim was killed in Libya while covering the civil war. I teamed up with our original editor and continued the project anyway. Restrepo was intended to give civilians an idea of what combat feels like; KORENGAL is completely different. It is meant to help soldiers – and civilians - understand the experience of war. How does fear work? What is courage? Why do so many soldiers miss the war? Why is it so hard to come home? KORENGAL is completely self-financed and self-released. The upside is that no one could tell us how to make our film; the downside is that it..

  • Location: QCC Art Gallery, CUNY, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside,

    Date:19 June 2014

    Time: 05:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Robert Nickelberg's powerful photographic essay captures the brutality and suffering, often amid stunning beauty, f the convulsions that have engulfed Afghanistan. He present an extraordinary portfolio of images, accompanied by incisive commentary, that explain the country's tragic history. Timely and important, the exhibition and publication serves as a reminder that Afghanistan and the rest of the world remain inextricably linked, no matter how much we long to distance ourselves from its painful realities.

  • Location: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, 1 East 42nd Street,

    Date:03 June 2014

    Time: 07:45 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

    Join the OPC for a morning panel at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office that will discuss the implications of increased cross-strait trade and regional economic integration. Moderator: Mr. William Holstein, President, Overseas Press Club Foundation Panelists: Mr. Dale Wen-chieh Jieh, Director General, Department of Policy Planning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Kwei-bo Huang, Secretary General, Association of Foreign Relations Associated Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University Dr. Chien-fu Jeff Lin, Associated Dean, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science, National Taiwan University Agenda: 7:45-8:15 a.m. Arrival and Breakfast 8:15-8:45 a.m. Remarks & Panel Discussion 8:45-9:05 a.m. Conversation with OPC Foundation President William Holstein 9:05-09:30 a.m. Q&A Please RSVP by June 2nd, 2014 to Jane Tsai at ja0517@hotmail.com or by phone at 212-317-7358212-317-7358.Call using SkypeSend SMSLearn moreYou'll need Skype CreditNo Skype credit required

  • Location: 226 East 42nd Street (2 & 3) - Former Daily News building,

    Date:20 May 2014

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    Experience unique interactive exhibits, workshops, and videos in a state-of-the-art multimedia environment. The museum challenges visitors to confront bigotry, racism, and genocide, as well as focusing on present-day issues of refugees, political prisoners, terrorism, and the exploitation of women and children.6:30 p.m. Refreshments 7 p.m. Museum tour RSVP required >>

  • Location: 36 W 44th St., Suite 1011 (between Fifth and Sixth Aves.) ,

    Date:08 May 2014

    Time: 06:15 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.

    Today, a host of forces are converging to challenge America’s cherished notion of exceptionalism, and risky economic and foreign policies have steadily eroded the power structure that has been in place since the Cold War. Staggering under a huge burden of debt, the country must make some tough choices—or cede sovereignty to its creditors. Michael Moran explores the challenges ahead—and what, if anything, can be done to prevent chaos as America loses its perch at the top of the mountain. The James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs magazine. This event is free and open to the public by RSVP. 

  • Location: Merrill House, 170 East 64th Street,

    Date:08 May 2014

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    The U.S. government's aggressive war on leaks and digital surveillance poses a global challenge for the free flow of news. The primary battlegrounds for press freedom used to be contained within the borders of authoritarian states. While those battles continue, U.S. policies have chilled the conversation between journalists and their sources and raised doubts about the U.S. commitment to press freedom online. The Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) comprehensive annual assessment Attacks on the Press describes the threats to press freedom and explores strategies to safeguard the free flow of information around the world. Jacob Weisberg, chairman of the Slate Group and member of CPJ's board of directors, examines the challenges in covering national security in a post-Snowden era. CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon analyzes the global damaging effects to press freedom caused by U.S. mass surveillance programs. Joel Simon joined CPJ in 1997 as Americas program coordinator and was named..

  • Location: The Players club, 16 Gramercy Park South, 20th Street bewteen Park and 3rd avenues,

    Date:14 April 2014

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    The Silurians will host a visit with Steve Coll, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who has amazing range as a journalist. In 1990, Coll and David Vise won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for their extensive coverage in the Washington Post of the Securities & Exchange Commission and its troubled chairman John Shad. In 2005, Coll then won a Pulitzer for general non-fiction for his book: "Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to Sept. 10, 2001". His other books include "Traveling The Grand Trunk Road, A Journey into South Asia", covering his adventures while the Washington Post Bureau Chief in New Delhi. His most recent book is "Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power" about the reach of the world's largest oil company. Two of his earlier books covered the takeover of Getty Oil and the breakup of AT &..

  • Location: Columbia Journalism School Lecture Hall 2950 Broadway at 116th Street,

    Date:07 April 2014

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    Three Al Jazeera English journalists are standing trial in Cairo, imprisoned without bail since December 29. What does their prosecution bode for Egypt, for the Middle East and for press freedom worldwide? Speakers: Kate O'Brian, President, Al Jazeera America Yehia Ghanem, International Journalist in Residence, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Rob Mahoney, Deputy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists Agnes Callamard, Director, Columbia Global Free Expression Project Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma www.dartcenter.org

  • Location: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University,

    Date:09 April 2014

    Time: 01:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    OPC Board member Robert Nickelsberg will speak about his book, Afghanistan – A Distant War at Columbia University.More information >>

  • Location: Columbia University ,

    Date:31 May 2014

    Time: 09:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    Someplace, right now, a writer is stuck in the middle of a story, or a paragraph, or a sentence, and at a loss for what should come next. Make that a lot of writers. “When Bad Things Happen to (Your) Good Stories” that takes dead aim at the reasons writers find themselves stuck, and offers pathways out. This day-long collaboration between Columbia Journalism School’s Continuing Education Program and The Big Roundtable is designed for serious nonfiction writers, no matter what their experience or their canvas. It will also provide chances to meet and brainstorm with other writers about the craft, about pathways to success, and about how to fund the writing habit. Instructor: Michael Shapiro, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and founder, The Big Roundtable, will facilitate the opening discussion. Other accomplished journalists will serve as facilitators in the breakout sessions and mentors throughout the day. Facilitators include :..

  • Location: NYU Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square,

    Date:10 April 2014

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    Charles M. Sennott is the Vice President, Editor-at-Large and co-founder of GlobalPost. An award-winning foreign correspondent with 25 years of experience, Sennott has reported on the front lines of wars and insurgencies in at least 15 countries, including the 2011 revolution in Cairo and the Arab Spring. Sennott will discuss the aftermath of the Arab Spring and how it has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. How have the countries been affected since the Arab Spring began? Is U.S. foreign policy adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region? *Registration required.Register online >>

  • Location: B1, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office at 1 East 42nd Street,

    Date:09 April 2014

    Time: 07:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

    The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office will hold a morning panel on Wednesday, April 9. Panelists include :Prof. Jerome A. Cohen Professor of Law, New York UniversityFaculty Director of US-Asia Law Institute, New York University Prof. Jacques deLisleDirector of Asia Program, Foreign Policy Research InstituteProfessor of Law & Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania Dorinda ElliottGlobal Affairs Editor of Conde Nast TravelerFormer Assistant Managing Editor, Time magazine Tim FergusonVice President, Overseas Press Club of AmericaEditor, Forbes Asia Agenda:7:30 to 8 a.m. Arrival and Breakfast 8 to 9 a.m. President Ma Ying-jeou’s remarks broadcast live via videoconference from Center for Strategic and International Studies 9 to 9:03 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Amb. Paul Chang 9:03 to 10 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A Please RSVP by April 7th, 2014 to Wenli Lee at wenli.lee@taipei.org or by phone at 212-317-7348212-317-7348 .CallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype

  • Location: 725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street),

    Date:31 March 2014

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    A discussion with Anson Chan and Martin Lee, veteran political leaders in Hong Kong who are known and respected for their decades of service in the legislature and government, as well as their political independence. They will be joined by Isabel Hilton, a London-based journalist and Editor of chinadialogue. When Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, China’s leaders vowed the former colony would be governed according to Deng Xiaoping’s “one country, two systems” formula, territorially reunited with the mainland, but independent in its laws and political institutions, and free to choose its own leaders by popular election by 2017. How has that promise fared in the intervening seventeen years? What challenges face the vibrant entrepôt? How are trade, domestic politics, and public opinion shaping Hong Kong’s future? And what do recent developments mean for the future of Hong Kong’s democrats?Can't make it to this program? Tune in to..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:31 March 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

     By Patricia Kranz Gregory Feifer’s timing could not have been better. Following the Sochi Olympics and Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions in Ukraine, people around the world are more interested in Russia than they have been since the Soviet Union’s collapse more than two decades ago. Feifer’s new book, Russians: The People Behind the Power, explores the seeming paradoxes of life in Russia by unraveling the nature of its people: what is it in their history and their conception of themselves that makes them baffling to the West? Feifer corrects pervasive misconceptions by showing that much of what appears inexplicable about the country is logical when seen from the inside. The former NPR Moscow correspondent draws on his family history and his decade of experience as a journalist there to create a portrait of today’s Russia from the bottom up. From wealthy oligarchs to the destitute elderly babushki who beg on..

  • Location: First floor Deck room of the Collaborative Innovation Building, 4720 Forbes Avenue,

    Date:24 March 2014

    Time: 05:00 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.

    "The Future of Cyber Security and Global Journalism" will be the topic of two panels sponsored by the OPC and hosted by Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering in Pittsburgh. The panels, supported by the Ford Foundation, will be divided between the world of hackers and the ramifications of Edward Snowden's National Security Agency leaks. Both panels will address the impacts of cyber security on journalism. The first will deal with the security precautions many journalists must take to protect themselves, their work and their sources. News organizations are even dealing with what may be state- sponsored attacks on their websites. The second panel will discuss what changes may be coming in cyber security and how that could impact journalism, since national security is often cited as a reason to muzzle or even prosecute journalists. The first panel is "Hackers Everywhere: Is the Internet Our Friend?" From the cyber attacks..

  • Location: International House, 500 Riverside Drive at 123rd Street. Reception: Home Room, Program: Davis Hall,

    Date:24 March 2014

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    The need for better public understanding of complex social issues has never been greater, particularly in an election year when questions about income and opportunity disparities are major campaign themes. Yet newsroom managers often rate stories that impact marginalized communities as being of less importance or of lesser public interest. Faced with declining audiences and advertising revenues, news outlets have drastically reduced their reporting ranks and budgets for enterprise and investigative stories. Many newsroom staffs still do not reflect the demographics of the communities they serve. Join this panel discussion for a candid assessment of the stories that mainstream media is failing to cover and ways to increase and improve the quality of reporting on these issues. Panelists: Jim Avila, Senior National Correspondent, ABC News and White House correspondent for Fusion, the ABC/Univision joint venture Dean Baquet, Managing Editor for News, The New York Times Kathy Chow, Executive Director,Asian American..

  • Location: Yale Club,

    Date:21 February 2014

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    by Jane Reilly The acclaimed foreign correspondent Kimberly Dozier, who now covers intelligence, special operations and the war on violent extremism for The Associated Press, will be the keynote speaker at the annual OPC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, February 21 at the Yale Club. At the event, the Foundation will award a combination of scholarships and fellowships to 14 graduate and undergraduate students aspiring to become foreign correspondents. The winning recipients who emerged from an incredibly competitive field of more than 175 applications from nearly 70 different colleges and universities are from the Academy of Art University-San Francisco, Carleton College, Columbia University, École de Journalisme de Sciences Po (Paris), New York University, University of Arizona, University of California-Berkeley, University of Southern California, University of Toronto and Yale University. The OPC Foundation scholarship program has grown in the past two decades and is now considered the most prominent scholarship program..

  • Location: World Policy Institute, 108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000,

    Date:20 February 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    A World Policy Salon and launch of the first World Policy Book: A Deluge of Consequences with author Jacques Leslie. Moderated by former OPC President David A. Andelman. High atop the Himalayas, the planet’s next environmental disaster is set to unfold in the form of fragile glacial lakes on the verge of exploding. When the lakes burst, the torrents of water sweep entire populations in their wake. Jacques Leslie takes us to Bhutan, whose environmental policies are among the world’s most advanced, and where for four summers the Bhutanese government has deployed hundreds of workers on journeys beyond 17,000 feet, over one of the toughest trekking trails in the world, to reach a lake in imminent danger of collapse and seek alternative channels for the lake’s water. In this Salon, acclaimed former Los Angeles Times correspondent Leslie warns of the devastating and dramatic consequences if we lose the race against..

  • Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel,

    Date:24 April 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

    by Sonya K. Fry All OPC Awards Dinners are special to the Club. Still, in the past few years, hearts and minds have been focused on making the OPC's 75th Anniversary Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 24 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel an extra special occasion. Early in the day, OPC representatives will participate in a special ceremony to flick the switch that lights up the Empire State Building. Throughout the dinner, the New York landmark will be bathed in blue — the official color of the OPC — in honor of the Club's anniversary and gala. The keynote speaker is former foreign correspondent and current U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power. She began her journalism career covering the Yugoslav Wars from 1993 to 1996. In 2003, her second book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2004, Time..

  • Location: University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography at 1030 North Olive Road,

    Date:18 February 2014

    Time: 05:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

    by Mort RosenblumAward-winning journalists with decades of global reporting experience will explore how border conflict from Sonora to Syria skews reality and endangers reporters in a free public discussion on Tuesday, February 18 at 5 p.m. in the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography. The UA School of Journalism and the OPC are sponsoring the talk. In the past two years, 159 journalists were killed in pursuit of news, according to Reporters Without Borders. Another 1,705 were arrested, 125 were kidnapped and 150 had to flee their countries. Growing threats on the safety and security of journalists impact heavily on how stories are covered. Some home-based editors and reporters censor themselves in fear for their families. Correspondents often travel with security guards in conflict zones. Bill Schmidt, the panel moderator, retired as The New York Times deputy managing editor in 2013 and joined the UA faculty. Panelists are Giannina..

  • Location: NEW LOCATION: George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW Ground Floor,

    Date:11 February 2014

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    by Azmat Khan The need for objective, boots-on-the ground reporting from Pakistan — one of the world’s most dangerous assignments for journalists — has never been greater. The nuclear-armed state, home to a terrorist insurgency and a controversial American drone campaign, often makes U.S. headlines. But Pakistan is also much more than that. In this special event from the OPC and George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs, journalists who have spent years reporting in the country and pursuing stories that often go underreported will share their own experiences about the challenges and dangers of their work, and the important stories Americans don’t hear enough.  Panelists include :Declan Walsh, Pakistan bureau chief for The New York Times, who had been reporting in the country since 2004, until he was expelled by the state in May 2013 for unspecified “undesirable activities.” Habiba Nosheen, an OPC Award and Peabody Award-winning Pakistani..

  • Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: 219 West 40th Street (between 7th and 8th avenues) 3rd floor,

    Date:23 January 2014

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    Do you remember New York City’s Newspaper Wars? Well, they never went away. The Chinese press in the city has picked up the slack and is waging a good, old-fashioned newspaper battle with several publications, including five large dailies, vying for the heart and soul of one of the city’s largest growing immigrant groups. What are the realities pushing the Chinese media forward and what can journalists and media managers from the mainstream learn about the success of Chinese media outlets in the digital landscape? RSVP >> Panelists:Marco Liu Executive Director Corporate Public Affairs World Journal Queenie Chen Sales and Marketing Manager Sing Tao Sam Guo Marketing Manager The China Press Baijia Liu Managing Editor China Daily USA Elaine Fan Chief Reporter Mingpao

  • OPC Events

    OPC Holiday Party

    Location: Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street,

    Date:07 January 2014

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    The OPC’s Diamond Jubilee will take place at the Algonquin Hotel. Come with stories of the OPC, a reporting story, your most dangerous or proudest moment as a journalist. We will eat, drink, celebrate and tell stories. Advance reservations are essential. Call the OPC 212-626-9220 or e-mail 

  • Location: BGIA, 36 West 44th Street Suite 1011,

    Date:11 December 2013

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    David Andelman, Editor, World Policy Journal; former Executive Editor, Forbes.com; former reporter for The New York Times, CBS News, New York Daily News, and CNBC; author of A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today among others.

  • Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism,

    Date:21 November 2013

    Time: 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

    Starting in November, the FPA will launch a series of “signature briefings” on high-profile topics of interest to the international media.The first briefing, “The Financial Strength of America’s Cities: Putting Detroit’s Bankruptcy in Context.” Speakers: Jennifer Bradley, Fellow and Senior Advisor, Brookings Institution Michael Zezas, Municipal Strategist, Morgan Stanley Stephen P. Wood, Ph.D, Chief Market Strategist, North America, Russell Investments The panel will focus on the financial strength of American cities, the significance of underfunded pension plans, the risk of future bankruptcies, and lessons for other countries/cities. Future briefings will cover topics including: global lessons from America’s retirement crisis, the progress of healthcare and financial reform. We welcome your thoughts on other potential subjects for future events. RSVP to FPANEWYORK@aol.com

  • Location: Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street,

    Date:04 December 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    On December 27, 2007 a suicide bomber killed Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan. She was the head of a political family as important to Pakistan history as the Gandhis in India or the Kennedys in the United States. Bhutto had recently returned from exile to challenge military dictator Pervez Musharraf in a democratic election. Speculations as to who assassinated Bhutto ran wild. The individuals behind the conspiracy have never been found, but in Getting Away with Murder, Heraldo Muñoz goes further than anyone else to unravel the mystery of Bhutto’s death. Leading a United Nations’ inquiry, Muñoz delved into the murky world of Pakistani politics, the controversies and violence surrounding the Bhutto family and the unexpected role that the U.S. played in the tragic events. OPC member Tom Brokaw wrote “This is a chilling account of deceit, corruption and murder at the highest levels of power in..

  • Location: The American University,

    Date:12 November 2013

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    The OPC has organized a panel discussion in Paris to discuss “The Human Cost of News Gathering” at the American University. The statistics of journalists who are killed, kidnapped and targeted for murder continues to climb but the numbers are only part of the story. How does this phenomenon affect news organizations that send journalists into conflict zones and how does the reporter respond to places of escalating conflict? Panelists include :-Janine di Giovanni, an award winning European journalist and author who has covered every major global conflict since 1980 who has written about the conflict between nurturing a family and being a war correspondent- Lucie Morillon of Reporters Without Borders who contributed to the “Free Press and Journalists Safety” panel that the OPC organized in Warsaw in June- Aidan Sullivan, Vice President of Photo Assignments for Getty Images and creator of a campaign to focus attention on the targeting of..

  • Location: NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at 20 Cooper Square on the 7th floor,

    Date:08 November 2013

    Time: 05:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    The NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the OPC are sponsoring a panel discussion on Women War Reporters on Friday, November 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at 20 Cooper Square on the 7th floor. For perhaps the first time in American media history, war reporting by women has increased to be on a par with male reporting. For print media, television, and digital platforms, women are moving through the dangerous places of the world. They are risking their lives to discover the deeper, wider truths of these conflicts. Panelists will discuss how this change in coverage happened and why. They will speak about the dangers for women covering today’s wars and the lessons reporters have learned. Has the presence of so many women journalists made the coverage more human? Has the old macho image of the male war reporter been..

  • Location: The Frontline Club,

    Date:19 November 2013

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    This event will begin live streaming at 2 p.m. EST: Syria has been a game-changer in terms of coverage by media organizations and freelancers. After the targeted death of Marie Colvin and French photographer Remy Ochlik in Homs, news organizations began to reassess their responsibilities for coverage of the continuing and escalating conflict in Syria. The level of risk for journalists is extremely high and has many editors reluctant to send staff journalists resulting in their reliance on freelancers. Frontline Club and OPC have organized a panel discussion on the ethical and safety issues that have arisen in the Syrian conflict. PANELISTS: EMMA BEALS, a freelance journalist, is a founding member of Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) COLIN PEREIRA, head of safety and security at ITN, formerly with BBC’s High Risk Team SEAN RYAN, formerly foreign editor and now associate editor of The Sunday Times STUART HUGHES, senior world affairs producer..

  • Location: The Half King, 505 West 23rd Street,

    Date:11 November 2013

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    OPC Board member Robert Nickelsberg will have a publication party for his new book, Afghanistan A Distant War at The Half King in New York. Books will be available for purchase and the author will be available to sign copies. RSVP: NICKELSBERG.RSVP@gmail.com

  • Location: Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd Street,

    Date:24 October 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    A photographic history from the AP exhibition will have an opening reception and book signing with Peter Arnett, Pete Hamill and Nick Ut on October 24.The exhibition runs from October 24 to November 30.

  • Location: : The New School, Theresa Lang Center, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street (5th & 6th),

    Date:08 October 2013

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The sale of The Washington Post - for a fraction of its value just a few years ago - to Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos, is emblematic of the changing landscape of journalism. The rise of Twitter as the go-to news source, and the proliferation of other innovative news delivery systems have changed the game forever. Leading visionaries from the worlds of journalism and tech discuss what it all means for future jobs in news. You can go to www.cencom.org for our speakers' bios. Martin Nisenholtz, Senior Advisor, The New York Times Company; adjunct associate professor, Columbia Journalism School; former senior vice president, Digital Operations, The New York Times Company Elizabeth Spiers, acting Editorial Director, Flavorpill Productions; former editor-in-chief, The New York Observer Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Buzzfeed Shafqat Islam, Co-Founder and CEO, NewsCred Moderator: J. Max Robins, Contributor, Techonomy Media; former vice president and executive director, Industry Programs, The Paley Center..

  • Location: U.N. Fourth Floor Dining Room,

    Date:18 October 2013

    Time: 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists will present Madeleine K. Albright with their Inspiration Award at its annual luncheon. Dr. Albright is being recognized for her worldwide championship of human rights and women’s rights. Dr. Albright is one of America’s leading authorities on foreign affairs. As the first female Secretary of State in 1997, she became the highest-ranking woman in U.S. government history. During her four-year tenure, Albright reinforced U.S. alliances, advocated for human rights and promoted business, labor and environmental standards abroad. For additional information, please email 2013dagluncheon@gmail.com.

  • Non-OPC Events

    Panel Discussion on Egypt

    Location: The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street, Manhattan-- 3rd Floor,

    Date:26 September 2013

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is sponsoring a reception and panel discussion that will examine the volatile political situation in Egypt. The event will also introduce the school’s 2013 International Journalist in Residence, Yehia Ghanem, an eminent Egyptian editor, TV commentator and scholar. In June Ghanem was sentenced to two years of hard labor for his “crime” of working with the International Center of Journalists—punishment awaiting him if he returns home, where his wife and three children remain. Ghanem will talk about his case and the current state of affairs in Egypt. Other panelists: Sherif Mansour, an Egyptian-American democracy and human rights activist, is Middle East and North African Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists and co-founder of the D.C.-based Egyptian Association for Change. Mohamad Bazzi, who teaches international reporting at NYU, was an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations..

  • Location: Ford Foundation East River Room, 320 East 43 Street,

    Date:16 October 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    One of the hottest topics in the current media environment is international broadcasters who seek a place and influence in the American marketplace. The OPC has organized a panel of new networks that have recently set up production in the U.S. and are working via cable or satellite across America. Al Jazeera America will be represented by OPC member Marcy McGinnis, who is Senior Vice President of News Gathering, a position she held for many years with CBS News. Elaine Reyes is news anchor for CCTV, the predominant state TV broadcaster in China. Jay Campbell, President of CAV International, is the US representative for NHK World, Japan’s public broadcasting company. Porter Bibb will fill the role of media commentator. A former White House correspondent for Newsweek and former Corporate Development Director for The New York Times Company is now Managing Partner of Mediatech Capital Partners Jim Laurie, OPC member, will..

  • Location: 3 West 51st Street, the Women's Naitonal Republican Club, Solarium Room,

    Date:01 October 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Join us for an evening of eyewitness stories told by Seymour Topping and Roy Rowan, the only two surviving American correspondents who covered the historic events of China's civil war and revolution from the ground level. Moderated by William J. Holstein. Date: Tuesday, October 1 Location: 3 West 51st Street, the Women's Naitonal Republican Club, Solarium Room Time: Reception at 6 p.m., Program at 7 p.m. RSVP: phone 212-626-9220 or e-mail

  • Location: AP Headquarters, 15th floor gallery, 450 West 33rd Street,

    Date:24 September 2013

    Time: 05:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    On the 10th anniversary of the AP Corporate Archives there will be a new exhibit that honors the courageous journalism of Malcom Browne during the early years of the Vietnam War. Photographs, wire copy and bureau correspondence on view for the first time allow viewers to hear the Saigon/New York dialogue as the biggest story of the decade began to unfold. RSVP is essential. Email Valerie Komor at vkomor@ap.org to be placed on the guest list.

  • Location: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (1 East 42nd Street),

    Date:11 September 2013

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The island of Taiwan — which considers itself the Republic of China but which mainland China considers a renegade territory — has enjoyed a robust form of democracy in recent years, proving that democracy can flourish in a Chinese culture. Can any of its experience be translated onto the Chinese mainland, where the political system is dominated by the Communist Party? Addressing that question on September 11 will be David J. Lorenzo, an associate professor in the College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. He received a Ph.D in political science from Yale and teaches courses in international relations and political theory. His primary research is in the realm of political arguments, particularly the use of concepts and terms of discourse in the justification of policy positions, including those involving political freedoms like freedom of religion and democracy. His latest book is Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading..

  • Location: Foreign Policy Association, 470 Park Avenue South,

    Date:20 September 2013

    Time: 08:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    Hosted by the Foreign Policy Association and coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly, the World Leadership Forum is one of the foremost public forums on global affairs. Over the years, heads of government and state, executives, investors and policy makers, have participated to discuss and exchange views on global trends and issues that shape business and foreign policy agendas. Register >>

  • Location: journalistsecurity.net,

    Date:26 August 2013

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Global Journalist Security is offering a three-day intensive security training class next week, Monday through Wednesday, or August 26-28, in the Washington, D.C. area.The curriculum is designed for development professionals, human rights defenders and journalists operating overseas in hostile and threatening environments.See journalistsecurity.net for more information.

  • OPC Events

    Annual Meeting

    Location: Club Quarters at Rockefeller Center, 25 West 51 Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues,

    Date:20 August 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    The OPC Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m. Please note that there is a change in venue: the restaurant and bar at Club Quarters Midtown are closed so we will meet at the Club Quarters at Rockefeller Center, 25 West 51 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). Stop by the front desk to get a plastic keycard for the elevator that gives access to the 7th floor Terrace Club. The meeting room is to the right of the bar. The Agenda will include election returns, financial report and a chance to ask questions or bring up new ideas as we begin to plan for our 75th anniversary in 2014. We hope to see you there. No RSVP necessary.

  • Location: SONY Screening Room 550 Madison Avenue (between 55 and 56th Streets),

    Date:07 August 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    The OPC offers members the chance to see the film "The Patience Stone" on Tuesday August 6. The film is about a young Afghani woman who tends to her comatose older husband. The war swirls outside their window and tanks roll in the streets. Fearing for the lives of her two young daughters she takes them to the safety of a relative's home while she returns daily to care for the unresponsive man. As weeks go by, she begins to give voice to her previously private thoughts, memories and grievances. Her husband becomes her "patience stone" or syngue sabour in Persian lore, absorbing one's suffering and secrets until it finally shatters. The filmmaker Atiq Rahimi was born in Afghanistan but became a refugee living in Paris attending the Sorbonne. The Patience Stone, the first novel written by Rahimi, won the 2008 Prix Goncourt, France's most renowned literary award. He was..

  • Location: Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th St. ,

    Date:13 May 2013

    Time: 08:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

    HBO's "Which Way Is the Front Line From Here?: The LIfe and Time of Tim Hetherington" will be screened at Tishman Auditorium. Sebastian Junger, the writer and director, will be on hand for a Q&A afterwards. In this new HBO documentary, Hetherington's RESTREPO co-director and bestselling author, Junger (The Perfect Storm, War), traces his friend's work across the world's battlefields to reveal what made him such a singular talent -- and remarkable human being. The film also illuminates the incredible risks of the combat journalist's profession, at a time when they are dying with greater and greater frequency in war zones.

  • Location: Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street,

    Date:15 May 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    The are a few spots left for The Newswomen's Club of New York's annual reception and silent auction of extraordinary photography. The event is limited to 150 and reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Cocktail Attire. Please reply to newswomensclub@verizon.netnewswomensclubnewyork.com

  • Non-OPC Events

    Berlinica Books Night

    Location: Leo Baeck Institute in Manhatttan, 15 West 16 Street,

    Date:13 May 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Two new Berlinica books will be presented; the updated edition of Jews in Berlin, by Andreas Nachama, Julius H. Schoeps, and Hermann Simon, and Berlin! Berlin! a story collection by Kurt Tucholsky, one of the most important authors of Weimar Germany, translated into English for the first time. New York author Anne Nelson, who wrote the foreword, will speak, as well as Julius H. Schoeps, who is coming from Berlin for the event.

  • Location: 25 Central Park West Gallery, 25 Central Park West at West 62nd Street,

    Date:15 May 2013

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Photojournalists on War, the much anticipated, ground breaking new visual and oral history of America's nine-year conflict in Iraq that is garnering critical acclaim, will publish on Wednesday,  May 15, 2013 with a book launch event at 25CPW Gallery in New York presented by author Michael Kamber, The University of Texas Press and the Overseas Press Club of America. A reception and book signing will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion at 7:30 p.m. with Kamber, Dexter Filkins, and photojournalists featured in the book. 25CPW Gallery is located at 25 Central Park West at West 62nd Street, New York (212-203-0250). With visceral, previously unpublished photographs and eyewitness accounts by the world's top news photographers, Michael Kamber, a writer and photojournalist for over 25 years, interviewed thirty nine colleagues for the book, many of them from leading news organizations including Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, the Guardian, the Los Angeles..

  • Location: United Nations, ECOSOC Chamber 760 United Nations Plaza,

    Date:01 May 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The inaugural Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture on Conflict Prevention in Honor of David A. Hamburg, co-sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association and the United Nations. Hamburg will speak on his new book Give Peace a Chance and will be introduced by Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning at the United Nations.Register for this event >>

  • Location: New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square 6th Floor,

    Date:03 May 2013

    Time: 09:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Amnesty International will present "Information on Trial: Reportage, Repression and Redress", a day-long symposium to celebrate UNESCO’s Annual World Press Freedom Day.

  • Non-OPC Events

    George Polk Panel

    Location: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, LIU Brooklyn,

    Date:10 April 2013

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Long Island University has announced the winners of the 2012 George Polk Awards in Journalism, including David Corn of Mother Jones who broke the story about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's videotaped "47 percent" remarks and reporters from Bloomberg News and The New York Times who uncovered high-level corruption in China.

  • Location: Sony Screening Room, 550 Madison Avenue between 55 and 56th streets,

    Date:08 May 2013

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

     The OPC will present a film preview on May 8 to members from the directorial debut of Rama Burshtein, who is an active member of the Orthodox community. Set in Tel Aviv, Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family who in the midst of tragedy must grapple with some painful decisions.Eighteen year old Shira, played by Hadas Yaron, who won the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival, is about to be married to a promising young man of the same age and background. Shira welcomes the marriage and is excited about her future. But on the verge of realizing her dream, her world is shattered with the death of her older sister, Esther, who dies in childbirth on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Deep in mourning, the family postpones Shira's wedding and struggles to deal with their grief. Even though it feels far too..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 Street,

    Date:03 April 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Former OPC president Larry Martz has been committing journalism for more than 50 years, and he has written two non-fiction books. Now he has perpetrated his first novel, To Know the Truth. The OPC will host a book night to discuss the novel on April 3 at Club Quarters. The book is about a young reporter learning his trade in Detroit in the late 1950s. By no coincidence, that was when Martz was working for The Detroit News, before moving to New York and spending 32 years as a reporter, writer and editor for Newsweek. The novel's plot follows its protagonist through a summer of interlaced stories including a murder, its coverup, a political campaign, corruption in the Teamsters Union and a complex scam that erupts into national news. Kirkus Reviews wrote that the book is "a compelling mystery set in an industry that has radically changed over the past..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 Street,

    Date:13 March 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    News events roiling in the Middle East right now from the civil war in Syria to the episodic uprisings in Bahrain to a recent spate of bombings in post-war Iraq all have a historical theme and an ancient enmity running through them: the Sunni-Shia divide. To help frame these news stories and to mark the 10th anniversary of the war in Iraq, the OPC will hold a panel discussion that will explore the history and the modern politics of the Sunni and Shia divide in the Muslim world. "It's a critical time to deepen our understanding of the Sunni and Shia divide and to analyze how contemporary politics so often fans the flames of this division. It's been a truism throughout many centuries, but recently there seems to be a distinct uptick in the tensions in Syria, in Bahrain, in Iraq, in Pakistan and elsewhere," said Charles M. Sennott, Executive..

  • OPC Events

    OPC Tchotchke Party

    Location: Hosted by Minky Worden and Gordon Crovitz,

    Date:08 March 2013

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

    by Aimee Vitrak Dust off your Qadaffi carpets, Albanian belt buckles, Barbie burkas and any other "liberated" items from overseas postings for the OPC's second Tchotchke Party on Friday, March 8. The evening will have cocktails, dim sum and a Foreign Correspondent story night. This event is also a membership recruitment effort. Next year, the OPC celebrates its 75th anniversary; every member of the international reporting community should be encouraged to join an organization that supports press freedom, and journalists, around the world. The first Tchotchke Party, held in March 2011, went over so big that it was featured as a "Talk of the Town" piece in The New Yorker. Ben McGrath wrote that the party was "an élite form of war-zone show-and-tell, which prompted questions from participants like 'At what point is it looting?' and 'Who else has stolen the ashtray from the Rex Hotel?' (in Saigon)." What will..

  • OPC Events

    OPC Awards Dinner

    Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel,

    Date:24 April 2013

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

    by Sonya K. Fry Plans for the OPC awards dinner are nearing completion. Judging panels are sending in the results, invitations are printed, Dateline magazine is being assembled and winners have been thrilled when they were notified that they have been chosen to receive an OPC award. This year's Awards Dinner will be held again at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle in New York City on Wednesday, April 24. Circle that date on your calendars, enter it into your devices and plan to attend the OPC's 74th gala. The Reception at 6 p.m. is sponsored for the second year by the computer company Lenovo. In addition to sponsoring this cocktail party Lenovo will give an Ideapad Yoga 13 to all the winners. The Reception area offers a spectacular setting from the 35th floor overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park. Tom Brokaw, intrepid anchor of NBC News from 1982..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 Street,

    Date:20 February 2013

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    by Sonya K. Fry OPC member Steven Raymer's five-year photographic project depicts Calcutta, a city of 15 million people, as a cultural, literary and intellectual center. His new book Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India's Imperial Capital [Oxford University Press] features such stories as migrant workers in the jute industry, 6,000 licensed rickshaw drivers and tasters of the largest tea auctioneer in the world. In addition to the photography, there is an essay on the history of Calcutta. His photos also present the decrepit Victorian-era buildings left over from the time when Calcutta was capital of British India. He contrasts them with sprawling modern high-rises in Satellite Town and with the Howrah Bridge that carries more than 100,000 vehicles and a half-million pedestrians daily. Raymer, a consummate storyteller, will project his images onto a screen at the book night. Raymer is currently a professor at Indiana University School of Journalism...

  • Location: Yale Club,

    Date:22 February 2013

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

    by Jane Reilly David Rohde, foreign affairs columnist for Reuters and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will be the keynote speaker at the annual OPC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, February 22 at the Yale Club. At the event, the Foundation will award a combination of scholarships and funded internships to 14 graduate and undergraduate college students aspiring to become foreign correspondents. The scholarship recipients who emerged from an incredibly competitive field of more than 160 applications from 70 colleges and universities are from American University in Cairo, Cambridge University (England), Columbia University, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Dartmouth College, New York University, Temple University, University of California-Berkeley and the University of Minnesota. The OPC Foundation scholarship program has grown dramatically in the past two decades and is now considered the most prominent scholarship program in the country for aspiring correspondents. This year's applicants came from a wide range..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 Street,

    Date:03 December 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    A Panel Discussion sponsored by the OPC, Liberty in North Korea, Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University and supported by The Korea Society will feature a distinguished panel on Monday, December 3. The new leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, is at a crossroads. He has suggested he will introduce economic reforms and improve the lives of his people, offering tantalizing glimpses of Disney characters and modern fashion. Yet he has not followed through. In fact, accounts of defectors suggest that he is actually tightening internal controls as part of a vast slave-state in which millions of people are still hungry and many are imprisoned in the gulag. Will Kim emerge as a later-day Mikhail Gorbachev committed to reform and reconciliation with the outside world? How will he manage a dependent relationship with China? What leadership changes in China, South Korea, Japan and possibly the U.S. mean for the..

  • Location: United Nations Delegates Dining Room, use First Avenue and 42nd Street entrance,

    Date:13 November 2012

    Time: 12:45 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

    Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute and special advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General on the Millenium Development Goals will be honored with the 2012 Dag Hammarskjöld Inspiration Award on Tuesday, November 13 at 12:45 p.m.Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellows from Argentina, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Liberia will be at the annual luncheon.RSVP by November 9. For more information, call 917-577-4568 or e-mail 2012daglunch@gmail.comTo register >>

  • Location: 40 West 45th Street, Club Quarters,

    Date:12 November 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    by Sonya K. Fry The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia [W.W. Norton & Company, November, 2012] is an eye-opening look at the successes and failures in fighting a new type of war in the turbulent country of Yemen, written by Gregory D. Johnsen, who is an OPC Foundation Scholar, a Fulbright fellow in Yemen, part of a 2009 USAID conflict assessment team and is now a doctoral candidate in Near Eastern studies at Princeton University. Johnsen takes readers into Yemeni mosques where clerics in the 1980's recruited young men to jihad to fight the Russian invaders in Afghanistan. These men eventually formed the basis for the Al-Qaeda movement. The story also leads to the presidential palace in Yemen where the country's military dictator, Ali Abdullah Salih vascillated between helping the U.S. get rid of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and hindering the process. Salih himself called..

  • Location: Magno Review 1, 729 Seventh Avenue (between 48th & 49th Streets) 2nd floor ,

    Date:18 October 2012

    Time: 08:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    “The Other Son” is a moving and provocative tale of two young men – one Israeli and one Palestinian – who discover they were accidentally switched at birth. Joseph, an 18 year old musician is preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military services, but a blood test reveals that he is not the biological son of the Tel Aviv couple. During the Gulf War Joseph was evacuated from a clinic along with other babies. In the return, the babies were given to the wrong families. The Jewish baby, named Yassin, was brought to the West Bank by an Arab couple. The revelation turns the lives of the two families upside down, forcing them to reassess their identities, their values and beliefs. Filmed in Israel and the West Bank and directed by Lorraine Levy, a French Jewish playwright, theatre director and filmmaker.Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 212-626-9220..

  • Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place,

    Date:14 October 2012

    Time: 02:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

    Reporters and photographers discuss the role of embedded journalists, the risks they face, and the ethical implications of their presence as civilians in military units.Judith Matloff, Columbia Journalism School; Santiago Lyon, director of photography, Associated Press; Quil Lawrence, NPR; Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times; moderated by Thorin Tritter, managing director of FASPE.More about this event >>

  • Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street, 3rd Floor,

    Date:16 October 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    A staff writer at Addis Neger, a well-respected Ethiopian newspaper, Kassahun Yilma, his editors and other employees fled their country in 2009 when the government shut down the paper and threatened its journalists with terrorism charges. Kassahun has spent the past three years in exile. Kassahun will participate in a panel discussion, with other African journalists, on escalating attacks on the press in Africa. The discussion will be followed by a welcome reception for him and past recipients of the fellowship, hosted by Dean Stephen Shepard. The International Journalist in Residence fellowship was launched in 2007 in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists. The program grants a journalist who has been threatened, jailed, or attacked for his or her reporting access to the J-School and its resources. Please RSVP by return email at Lonnie.Isabel@journalism.cuny.edu or by telephone at 646-758-7825.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 Street,

    Date:15 October 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

     by Sonya K. Fry The story of Steve Shepard’s career is the story of the news industry. Five decades ago he joined BusinessWeek as a reporter and then rose to the top editorial post as editor-in-chief for more than 20 years. After his departure, he saw the magazine collapse, another victim of the digital age. He rode journalism’s ups and downs and now has written a memoir titled Deadlines and Disruptions: My Turbulent Path From Print to Digital, a story of upheaval, transition, and the future of news. Journalism has gone through a radical change in delivery systems, advertising dollars and social media. As Founding Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Shepard has had to think about all these changes in order to prepare students for a journalism education in the digital age. Shepard said, “I have come to believe that digital technology will enrich journalism, creating an..

  • Location: Visitors Lobby, United Nations ,

    Date:16 August 2012

    Time: 09:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    A single photograph can change the world. One moment captured by a photographer’s lens has the power to shift public policy, spark human rights campaigns and alter the course of wars. In this era of visual saturation, with images circulating the globe at unprecedented scale and speed, it is more important than ever for mission-driven organizations to create high-impact visual media that fuel awareness and inspire action.Right Before Your Eyes, PhotoPhilanthropy pays tribute to the commitment of photographers who are raising awareness for the most pressing social issues around the world today, from August 16-September 10. On any given day, across the globe photojournalists are serving as witnesses, observers, and agents of change. Each photo included in the exhibition is part of a larger photo-essay, and represents a reflective collaboration between a photographer and a nonprofit organization. PhotoPhilanthropy addresses critical social and environmental issues around the world by providing nonprofits..

  • OPC Events

    OPC Annual Meeting

    Location: 40 West 45 Street,

    Date:22 August 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    Convene with other OPC members to greet new board members and learn more about the Club and its upcoming programming and events.

  • Location: Ford Foundation, use the 320 East 43 Street entrance,

    Date:19 June 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Egypt’s revolution isn’t over, not by a long shot. Egypt continues to be a story that inspires, confounds and intrigues. The heady days of protests in Tahrir Square that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year were spell-binding. Veteran foreign correspondents, such as Tom Friedman of The New York Times described those 18 days as one of the most thrilling stories he’s ever covered. “Arab Spring” had such a romantic ring to it, but now a new reality has set in. The smoke is clearing and what is left behind in Egypt and the region is a confusing reality and an uncertain future. Democracy, elections, Muslim Brotherhood, disqualified candidates, Mubarak sentenced to life in prison, more demonstrations. The news in Egypt continues to be a dizzying ride. A panel to discuss these issues will convene on Tuesday, June 19 at the Ford Foundation at 6:30 p.m. For the first time in Egypt’s..

  • Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at building 92, 63 Flushing Avenue at Carlton,

    Date:13 June 2012

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    War Photojournalists Exhibit curated by Christopher Anderson featuring works by Michael Kamber, Moises Saman, Tyler Hicks, Joao Silva and Lindsey Addario. Guest Speaker: Sebastian Junger RSVP to hello@risctraining.org by June 6

  • Non-OPC Events

    What to Expect in Russia

    Location: The Princeton Club of NY, 15 W. 43rd Street,

    Date:04 June 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Princeton Professor Mark Beissinger and OPC member and Voice of America Russia/CIS Bureau Chief James Brooke discuss the future of Russia's democracy movement and the return of Vladimir Putin. Come hear a lively discussion of trends changing Russia. After Vladimir Putin returns to the Kremlin on May 7, what will happen to the growing democracy movement of Russia's increasingly restive urban middle class. Will President-elect Putin try to muddle through the next six years with the formula that served him well in the 2000s: an authoritarian system that redistributes earnings from a resource exporting economy? Or will he, at age 60, shift course, curb corruption, diversify the economy and gradually open up the political system? Mark Beissinger, Professor of Politics and Director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies will share his expertise on opposition-regime dynamics and speak about the assertions of Russian civil society and what this..

  • Location: The Half King, 505 West 23rd Street,

    Date:22 May 2012

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times, received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his work in Somalia and the Sudan. The Pulitzer jury cited Gettleman for his "vivid reports, often at personal peril, on famine and conflict in East Africa, a neglected but increasingly strategic part of the world." Gettleman will talk about reporting on Somalia, one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. Forty-one journalists have been killed there over the past two decades. Dozens of local reporters have fled into exile, while those who remain in the country continue their work at great risk. This event is part of a new discussion series hosted by CPJ featuring frontline journalists. For more information, contact events@cpj.org. Please arrive early, as seating is limited. Remarks followed by Q&AMore about the event >>

  • Location: 20 Rockefeller Plaza,

    Date:15 May 2012

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Join Christie's for an auction of contemporary photojournalism prints, sold to benefit the family of freelance photojournalist Anton Hammerl who was killed last year while working in Libya.Acclaimed photographers from around the world have donated prints to honor the memory of Hammerl and to support his family. Lydia Fenet, Senior Vice President at Christie's, will serve as auctioneer.Learn more >>

  • Location: National Press Club,

    Date:01 May 2012

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    A panel of noted journalists and writers, plus a former spokesman for the Justice Department, will discuss the Obama administration's crusade against leaks of government secrets -- and against some of the journalists who report them. The Administration, which took office vowing to protect whistle-blowers, has repeatedly cracked down on leakers, invoking the Espionage Act in six cases. Several journalists have been threatened with prosecution for publishing what whistle-blowers have told them, and James Risen of The New York Times has been repeatedly subpoenaed to testify against an accused leaker. Risen will appear on the panel, which will be co-sponsored by the Overseas Press Club of America and the National Press Club on May 1 at the National Press Club in Washington. Other panelists will be James Bamford, author of The Puzzle Palace, a book about the National Security Agency, and Matthew Miller, who served as the Justice Department's public..

  • Location: Turkish Cultural Center NY, 535 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, (Entrance on 44th Street),

    Date:18 April 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    WHAT: Presentation & ReceptionWHO: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations & the PLURAL+ Youth Video FestivalWITH: The Foreign Press Association;AND: Turkish Cultural Center NY; Humanity-Without-Borders Foundation (PLURAL+ Partners)INTRODUCTIONBy MARC SCHEUER Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)INTRODUCTIONBy MARC SCHEUER Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)AND: Turkish Cultural Center NY; Humanity-Without-Borders Foundation (PLURAL+ Partners)Please submit your request including full name, media accreditation, telephone number, & eMail address by Thursday, 12th April to: interdev@pipeline.comINTRODUCTION By MARC SCHEUER Director of the Secretariat of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

  • Location: AP headquarters, 450 West 33 Street,

    Date:08 May 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    On May 7, 1945, Associated Press reporter Ed Kennedy became the most famous — or infamous — American correspondent of World War II. On that day in France, General Alfred Jodl signed the official documents as Germans surrendered to the Allies. Army officials allowed a select number of reporters including Kennedy to witness this historic moment, but then instructed the journalists that the story was under military embargo. In a courageous but costly move, Kennedy defied the military embargo and broke the news of the Allied victory, generating instant controversy with rival news organizations angrily protesting, and the AP firing him. In Ed Kennedy's War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press, Kennedy re-counts his career as a newspaperman from his early days as a stringer in Paris to the aftermath of his dismissal from the AP. During his time as a foreign correspondent, he covered the Spanish Civil War,..

  • Location: NYU, Kimmel Student Center, Room 802, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place),

    Date:26 March 2012

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The wave of unrest throughout the Middle East began in Tunisia in December 2010 and spread to Syria in March 2011. Protesters were met with brutal force from Assad’s government. Events have gone from bad to catastrophic: demonstrations have escalated and the press has been banned. Regional experts explore possible outcomes. Deborah Amos, NPR Middle East correspondent and author of Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East Mohamad Bazzi, Journalism Professor, NYU; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Book signing follows. RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005

  • Location: Council on Foreign Relations, 58 East 68th Street ,

    Date:20 March 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Join the Council on Foreign Relations for a special installment of Foreign Affairs LIVE in partnership with Great Decisions in Foreign Policy on PBS.  On March 20th at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose will introduce a 30-minute screening of "After the Arab Spring." The episode, produced by the Foreign Policy Association for air on PBS, looks at the revolutionary movements that continue to shake up the Middle East and North Africa.  Following the screening, Foreign Affairs Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman will moderate a discussion with fellow guests on the program Shadi Hamid and Robert Malley that will look at the Arab Spring a year later - including Syria, Libya, Bahrain and other hot spots in the region. A short reception will follow. INTRODUCTION:  Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs    MODERATOR:    Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs PANELISTS:     Shadi Hamid, Director of..

  • Location: Beekman Tower Hotel, 3 Mitchell Place,

    Date:29 March 2012

    Time: 09:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    Democracy can provide an effective mechanism for sustaining social change and managing conflict. Across the globe, women have demonstrated their indispensability in building and sustaining stable democratic process. Social and political changes taking place in the Arab World and other parts of the world present a crucial opportunity for the Middle East and North Africa region to build more inclusive and prosperous society. What should be the role of women in emerging democracies? The conference will specifically: Explore the social obligation of women and participation in public affairs;  Examine the contribution of women in strengthening mediation and conflict resolution;  Determine the extent to which civil society can help advance women's rights. Evaluate best practices for policy formulation and other gender sensitive governance activities.   Who should attend? Wives of heads of states and governments Law makers, diplomats, and past and present Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Monarchs Community leaders, activists, and students,..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:19 March 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    There have been many history books written about World War II, the economic reasons for Hitler’s rise to power. Andy Nagorski’s new book Hitlerland looks at this time frame from the perspective of American expatriates who lived in Germany and witnessed the Nazi regime take hold. In researching Hitlerland, Nagorski tapped into a rich vein of individual stories that provide insight into what it was like to work or travel in Germany in the midst of these seismic events. Hitlerland Book Night will take place on Monday, March 19 with a reception at 6 p.m. and Nagorski’s talk at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing. RSVP by calling the OPC 212-626-9220 or e-mailing.

  • Location: Sponsored by Thomson Reuters and hosted at their Canary Wharf office,

    Date:08 March 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    The International News Safety Institute will launch a major new publication that provides an unprecedented insight into the safety of women journalists working in conflict and danger zones. More than 30 women journalists from more than a dozen countries, including renowned CBS correspondent Lara Logan, have written of their amazing experiences. They describe the risks, the challenges and the emotional and physical impact on their lives. Triggered by the shocking assault on Lara Logan in Egypt in 2011, the book highlights the unique safety concerns faced by newswomen. As well as telling the revealing stories of brave women journalists the book contains safety advice and guidance for women in the media who often risk their lives to bring us the news. A panel of prominent women journalists will debate the issues highlighted in the book. Participants to be confirmed. Sponsored by Thomson Reuters and hosted at their Canary Wharf office, the..

  • Location: Columbia Graduate School of Journalism located at 116th Street and Broadway,

    Date:19 January 2012

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

    by Sonya K. Fry Journalism in times of war is an increasingly lethal vocation. Two journalists were killed in WWI and 63 lost their lives in WWII, but now, in the past two decades, at least one journalist a week has been killed, with the dead now numbering in the thousands. In addition to facing death, kidnapping, torture and beheadings are now part of the job description. Writer/director Martyn Burke has made several documentaries about war for PBS, HBO and TNT. Anthony Feinstein is a psychiatrist, trained in South Africa and London and is now at the University of Toronto. He has been a spokesman for major networks about the psychological cost of covering war. Their documentary, “Under Fire: Journalists in Combat,” which opened in December, weaves together combat footage with first-hand accounts by journalists who reveal what they saw, thought and felt as they confronted both the savagery of..

  • Location: The Paley Center for Media (25 West 52 Street),

    Date:11 January 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    The Foreign Press Association is holding a free screening of the documentary #whilewewatched. The Occupy Wall Street movement has generated a whole new brand of interactive, participatory media, most notably live streaming news from Zuccotti Park to the world. Kevin Breslin’s riveting documentary captures this media revolution at its conception, showing how cell phones affixed to laptops can create global social change. We witness the OWS media team taking on city government, big corporations, and police to get their vital message out. As director Breslin notes “Zuccotti Park was loud, dirty, wet, cold and exhilaratingly alive with passion and energy. Intelligence, imagination, information and raw motion ruled every second!” Breslin’s film is a transfixing testament to that insurgent spirit. Key members of the OWS media team will speak after the screening. IN PERSON Kevin Breslin, Director, Filmmaker Alan Capper, President, The Foreign Press Association Jesse LaGreca, Writer, The Daily Kos,..

  • Location: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street),

    Date:28 November 2011

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Richard Holbrooke, who died in December 2010, was a pivotal player in U.S. diplomacy for more than 40 years. Most recently as the special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan under President Obama, Holbrooke also served as assistant secretary of state for both Asia and Europe, and as ambassador to both Germany and the United Nations. He had a key role in brokering a peace agreement among warring factions in Bosnia that led to the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World [PublicAffairs Books, Nov. 2011] is a collection of writing by the friends and colleagues who knew him best as well as excerpts from Holbrooke's own trenchant writing. This book is both a tribute to an exceptional public servant and a backstage history of the last half-century of American foreign policy. Please join Kati Marton and contributors to The Unquiet American for a thoughtful..

  • Location: Board room, basement level, Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:29 November 2011

    Time: 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Americans have suffered the loss of jobs to East Asia, but have retained an edge in terms of advanced technological innovation. But now, start-up companies are emerging in China, India, Vietnam, Singapore and Taiwan and are attracting some of the best and brightest from the West to create innovative new ideas and take them to global markets. Can they really do it? What should be the American response? To discuss these timely subjects, come to a Dutch Treat luncheon conversation with Rebecca Fannin, author of Startup Asia: Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia's Innovation Boom: (Wiley, October 2011). Fannin, an OPC member, travels extensively between the American East Coast, Silicon Valley and the hot spots of East Asia. This is her second book, following Silicon Dragon: How China Is Winning The Tech Race (McGraw Hill, 2008.) Hosting the session will be former OPC President William J. Holstein, who also..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 Street,

    Date:04 January 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    by Sonya K. Fry Although not the usual fare for a holiday party, “mud crabs” is included in the name of a new book, Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar, edited by Matt McAllester. The book consists of stories by foreign correspondents that are sometimes harrowing, frequently funny and riveting stories about food and eating under extreme conditions. The names of the correspondents will be familiar – OPC award winner Barbara Demick from North Korea, Janine di Giovanni on Bosnian siege food, Scott Anderson from North Ireland, Joshua Hammer from Gaza and Israel, Tim Hetherington on MREs and a stray cow in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan and the list goes on. As these journalists report from the most dangerous conflict zones, they also seek respite in food, drink and stories about food and drink. A profile of a former chef of Kim Jong Il of North Korea describes Kim’s exacting..

  • Location: Hotel Hyatt Regency,

    Date:23 June 2012

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 12:00 p.m.

    Spain The International Press Institute's three-day 2012 World Congress titled “Media in a Challenging World: A 360 Perspective,” will examine the many challenges, concerns and opportunities facing the media not only in the Caribbean, but also in the rest of the Americas and around the globe. Interacting with participants from throughout the Americas and other regions of the world, a roster of world-class moderators, speakers and panellists will look at the role of state-owned media in the region and elsewhere, the impact of natural disasters on press freedom, the abuse of government advertising as a way to reward or punish media outlets, and the presence of colonial-era criminal defamation laws on the statute books in many Caribbean countries. Further panels will include covering corruption and the environment, online media ethics, new business models for the news industry, and how local media can compete with the “big players” – CNN, The..

  • Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 80 Columbus Circle,

    Date:25 April 2012

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

    by Sonya K. Fry The champagne is on ice, microphones are "testing, testing," and congratulations are floating in the air. It must be time for the OPC Annual Awards Dinner. This year's dinner will be held at the Mandarin Oriental at Columbus Circle on Wednesday, April 25. The Reception at 6 p.m. is sponsored by the computer company Lenovo. The "Meet the Winners" Reception after dinner is sponsored by Thomson Reuters. With cocktails at both ends of the evening, it promises to be a great dinner. The program will begin with the Candlelighting Ceremony in honor of journalists killed in the line of duty in the past year, like reporter Maria Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik who were killed in Syria in February and countless others who covered the Arab uprisings, the drug wars in Mexico and corruption in Russia and lost their lives in pursuit of a story...

  • Non-OPC Events

    Lecture: Seymour Topping

    Location: Columbia campus, in Room 523 of the Butler Library,

    Date:07 December 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    The Friends of Columbia Libraries invite members of the Overseas Press Club and their friends to a lecture on December 7 by OPC Board member Seymour Topping, Emeritus Professor of International Journalism, on “China Faces the United States; From Mao in Yenan , to Korea , Vietnam, and Challenges Today.” Professor Topping will discuss how the root experiences of the Chinese leadership which he observed in Yenan and thereafter influence Beijing’s current behavior, policies and intentions. Topping is the former managing editor of The New York Times, and author of “On the Front Lines of the Cold War, An American Correspondent’s Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam”. A paperback edition of the recent book will be published in June. Professor Topping is donating his papers to Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The lecture will take place on the Columbia campus, in..

  • Location: Yale Club, Vanderbilt Avenue,

    Date:17 February 2012

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    by Jane Reilly Jeff Fager, Chairman of CBS News and Executive Producer of "60 Minutes," will be the keynote speaker at the annual OPC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, February 17 at the Yale Club. At the event, the Foundation will award a combination of scholarships and funded internships to 14 graduate and undergraduate college students aspiring to become foreign correspondents. The scholarship recipients, who emerged from an incredibly competitive field of 175 applications from nearly 70 different colleges and universities, are from American University in Cairo, Columbia University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Missouri, University of Oregon, University of Southern California and University of Texas. The OPC Foundation scholarship program has grown dramatically in the past two decades and is now considered the most prominent scholarship program in the country for aspiring foreign correspondents. This year's applicants came from..

  • Location: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street),

    Date:28 November 2011

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Richard Holbrooke, who died in December 2010, was a pivotal player in U.S. diplomacy for more than 40 years. Most recently as the special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan under President Obama, Holbrooke also served as assistant secretary of state for both Asia and Europe, and as ambassador to both Germany and the United Nations. He had a key role in brokering a peace agreement among warring factions in Bosnia that led to the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World [PublicAffairs Books, Nov. 2011] is a collection of writing by the friends and colleagues who knew him best as well as excerpts from Holbrooke's own trenchant writing. This book is both a tribute to an exceptional public servant and a backstage history of the last half-century of American foreign policy. Please join Kati Marton and contributors to The Unquiet American for a thoughtful..

  • Location: Board room, basement level, Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:29 November 2011

    Time: 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Americans have suffered the loss of jobs to East Asia, but have retained an edge in terms of advanced technological innovation. But now, start-up companies are emerging in China, India, Vietnam, Singapore and Taiwan and are attracting some of the best and brightest from the West to create innovative new ideas and take them to global markets. Can they really do it? What should be the American response? To discuss these timely subjects, come to a Dutch Treat luncheon conversation with Rebecca Fannin, author of Startup Asia: Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia's Innovation Boom: (Wiley, October 2011). Fannin, an OPC member, travels extensively between the American East Coast, Silicon Valley and the hot spots of East Asia. This is her second book, following Silicon Dragon: How China Is Winning The Tech Race (McGraw Hill, 2008.) Hosting the session will be former OPC President William J. Holstein, who also..

  • Location: United Nations Delegates Dining Room, use 42nd Street and First Avenue entrance,

    Date:02 November 2011

    Time: 12:45 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.

    The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists requests the pleasure of your company at its 50h annual luncheon honoring Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, International humanitarian activist and outspoken voice for peace and justice and Mia Farrow, actress, humanitarian activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.For more information, go to www.unjournalismfellowship.orgIf you have questions: email 2011dagluncheon@gmail.com or call 917-577-4568.

  • Location: The Half King at 505 W. 23rd Street,

    Date:10 October 2011

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    These sometimes harrowing, frequently funny, and always riveting stories about food and eating under extreme conditions feature the diverse voices of journalists who have reported from dangerous conflict zones around the world during the past twenty years. Join writer/editor Matt McAllester and contributors Jon Lee Anderson, Scott Anderson, Farnaz Fassihi and Joshua Hammer at the Half King for a look at this extraordinary collection.

  • Location: The Associated Press, 450 W. 33rd St. at 10th Avenue ,

    Date:14 October 2011

    Time: 04:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    To mark the launch of International News Safety Institute in North America, CNN anchor, Michael Holmes, will moderate a major debate on journalistic safety, featuring a panel of celebrated news professionals. Panelists Richard Engel (Chief Foreign Correspondent of NBC News), OPC board member Santiago Lyon (AP Director of Photography), Cami McCormick (correspondent for CBS News), David Lee Miller (correspondent for Fox News) and Hannah Storm will discuss safety, risk and competition in dangerous times. You are invited to join the debate with industry leaders and distinguished journalists posing hard-edged questions about journalism and safety in these dangerous days. RSVP to: Maria Amentas or 212-621-7963

  • Location: Grand Ballroom, The Waldorf-Astoria,

    Date:22 November 2011

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    This year's CPJ awards honoring courage in defiance of censorship. CPJ will also honor OPC member, television anchor and reporter Dan Rather with its Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in defending press freedom. The awards go out to four outstanding journalists who have endured and defied media repression in Bahrain, Belarus, Mexico, and Pakistan will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2011 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism. The awardees: Mansoor al-Jamri (Al-Wasat, Bahrain), Natalya Radina (Charter 97, Belarus), Javier Arturo Valdez Cárdenas (Ríodoce, Mexico), and Umar Cheema (The News, Pakistan)-have faced recrimination for their work, including harassment, assault, kidnapping, torture, and censorship. "We are proud to honor these journalists, whose tenacious reporting continues in defiance of severe censorship tactics meant to silence inconvenient truths," said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon. "By resisting threats and abuse, these journalists give voice to daily..

  • Non-OPC Events

    Peter Mackler Award

    Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW,

    Date:20 October 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Reporters Without Borders and Global Media Forum present this year's Peter Mackler Award for courageous and ethical journalism at the National Press Club. Cocktail reception followed by a silent auction to benefit the Peter Mackler Award.Learn more about this event >>

  • Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street,

    Date:11 October 2011

    Time: 03:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    October events at the New York Public Library to commemorate the 150th anniversary year of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series.   The NYPL's workshop “New Perspectives on Post-Colonial History,” will introduce ways that the FRUS series can be used to research issues pertaining to nationalism, identity, and decolonization – i.e. non-diplomatic history uses of FRUS. While demonstrating how FRUS documents can be used by scholars in other history disciplines, the workshop will also allow time for hands-on research with HO staff available for consultation.  Please note that the computer classroom only accommodates 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. The evening conversation between historian and biographer Susan Butler and Office of the Historian Josh Botts, “Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire: A Conversation about Security and Transparency in the Cold War Era Foreign Relations Series,” will discuss how the story of the Yalta FRUS volume..

  • Location: NYIT Auditorium 1871 Broadway (between 61 and 62 streets),

    Date:26 September 2011

    Time: 05:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

    The Center for Communication presents films about the media on September 26, 28 and 30.Media Movie Series --- Newspapers: Pages From the Past, September 265:00 to 6:30 pm, Deadline - U.S.A. (1952) Considered by many as one of the best newspaper movies ever made, this hard-hitting, gritty film follows the crusading editor of a big city newspaper as he struggles to keep it from going under. Murder! Corruption! Bogart! Don't miss it. 6:30 to 8:30 pm, The Paper (1994). A highly entertaining journalism thriller from director Ron Howard, this action-packed snapshot of 24 hours inside a New York City tabloid stars Michael Keaton as the harried metro editor on the brink of losing everything. With Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei, and Glenn Close in a deliciously over-the-top performance. Pete Hamill, author, Tabloid City, Snow in August, A Drinking Life Moderator: Michael Riedel, Theater Columnist, New York Post Presented with NYIT Auditorium..

  • Location: The Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street,

    Date:07 November 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    OPC member Scott Wallace tells the extraordinary tale of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet’s last uncontacted indigenous tribes. This is a gripping account of adventure and survival, in which he brings the audience straight into the depths of the rainforest, sharing its secrets from the inside out, as we move ever closer to a possible encounter with the mysterious flecheiros – or “People of the Arrow” – a seldom-glimpsed tribe of deft archers known to defend their lands with showers of deadly arrows before melting back into the forest shadows. While on assignment for National Geographic (cover story, August 2003) Mr. Wallace followed the brooding, charismatic explorer Sydney Possuelo on a quixotic mission: penetrate the jungle redoubts of the Arrow People, gather crucial information about them, and return to civilization without contacting the tribe. As head of Brazil’s Department of..

  • Location: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway,

    Date:11 November 2011

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    Columbia Journalism School's Continuing Education Department is offering "Reporting in Crisis Zones," a three-day course to prepare journalists to work safely in dangerous environments, including disasters. The course is aimed at people preparing to work abroad in conflict/crisis regions, and it's meant toward prevention to keeping them out of harm's way rather than training how to get themselves of trouble in a hostile environment. Please direct all questions to ce@jrn.columbia.edu.Learn more about the program >>

  • Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street,

    Date:04 October 2011

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The Murrow Interview is an innovative series of conversations with influential figures and newsmakers. This episode features Pakistan, which has become the most dangerous place in the world for journalists caught between the government, the military, the intelligence services and Islamist militants. The turmoil is inextricably linked with events playing out across the border in Afghanistan. Guests include : Azhar Abbas, head of news, GEO TV Osama Javaid, chief editor, Dawn TV Syed Javed Nazir, former chief editor, The Frontier Post Hosted by Lawrence Pintak, founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University, and author of The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil. Private reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Taping begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by September 30 to Diana Robertson at 646-758-7814 or diana.robertson@journalism.cuny.eduLearn more about The Murrow Interview >>

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:05 October 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    by Sonya K. Fry Jim O’Shea had a front-row seat to the death of the Tribune Company and will come tot he OPC to discuss his book, How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers. He spent 27 years as a reporter and then Managing Editor of the Chicago Tribune. His in-depth story of the demise of the Tribune Company from the inside track is fascinating reading and is part of the bleak picture for print journalism. The Tribune Company was once among the most powerful media companies in the U.S. owning the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun, all of whom had major international news gathering operations. The acquisition of Tribune Company by the real estate billionaire Sam Zell turned out to be, as O'Shea described it, "the deal from hell," but the author traces the roots of this doomed situation back to the merger..

  • Location: NYU Wagner the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street at Houston Street,

    Date:22 September 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Whether it's the Arab Spring, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Libyan refugee crisis, or the famine in East Africa, the media influences and challenges what people see, think and feel. Inspired by a comment by the late Tim Hetherington, a photojournalist killed in Libya while covering the war, this event on September 22 at the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service brings together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the role of media in humanitarian emergencies. Panelists include : Allan Dodds Frank, investigative reporter and former OPC president and founder of the OPC's latest website Global Parachute, a new social networking site for foreign correspondents Hina Chaudhry, MD, director of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at Mt Sinai, and a CNN guest correspondent who covered the Pakistan floods Sam Gregory, program director, Witness, co-author of Cameras Everywhere 2011 Report; and Cath Turner, reporter and producer, Al Jazeera..

  • Non-OPC Events

    Paging Through Berlin

    Location: Deutsches Haus at 42 Washington Mews, New York University,

    Date:13 September 2011

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Eva C. Schweitzer, founder of Berlinica Publishing, New York, presents the newest Berlinica-book, The Berlin Wall Today, with a preface by Green Party Parliamentarian Michael Cramer. The Berlin Wall Today is a photo book about today's remnants of the Wall. Also, Berlin aficionado and photographer Stefan Maria Rother presents his new book on Kurfürstendamm (at Berlin Story Verlag). These two new photo books give fascinating insights into Europe’s buzzing and vibrant cultural capital. Moderated by the Berlin raised American artist Rachel Libeskind.Biographies: Dr. Eva Claudia Schweitzer is a journalist, book author, and publisher, bridging the German- American cultural sphere. She attended the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, earned an MA in German Literature, Journalism, and American Cultural History at the Free University in Berlin, and completed her Ph.D. at Humboldt University in Berlin. Originally based in Berlin, she now divides her time between Berlin and New York City. Her newest..

  • Location: 57 Screening Room, 140 West 57th Street,

    Date:31 August 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    The Center for National Policy, in cooperation with the Overseas Press Club of America, is hosting an invitation-only advance screening of two short-form documentary films narrated by Tom Hanks -- "Rescue Armada" and "World Trade Center Rebirth" -- Wednesday, August 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. The pre-screening will be followed by a Q&A with Center for National Policy President and national security expert Dr. Stephen Flynn. The documentaries were created exclusively for The 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit-the main Washington D.C. event commemorating the anniversary of the terrorist attacks taking place in early September. Rescue Armada: this film tells the story of civilian watercraft that came together with no prior planning to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people from lower Manhattan on 9/11. World Trade Center Rebirth: this film explores the recovery and reconstruction of the World Trade Center site highlight the cutting-edge technology, engineering, and design that have been..

  • Location: Channel 13, WNET,

    Date:11 October 2011

    Time: 08:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS mini-series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. A co-production of THIRTEEN and Fork Films, Women, War & Peace places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of modern warfare. Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, the series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Simultaneously, they are emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. October 11 I Came to Testify I Came to Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great..

  • Location: University of California, Berkeley,

    Date:13 November 2011

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    The Graduate School of Journalism and the Warren Institute at Berkeley Law are collaborating to host a five-day institute, The Changing Face of America: Immigration from the Ground Up, for professional print, online, or broadcast journalists on covering immigration, a divisive issue in debates over law enforcement, education, health care and the economy. The institute will be held in Berkeley, CA on November 13-17, 2011. Selected applicants will be designated as New York Times Fellows and will be provided the opportunity to hear from leading experts on immigration law and policy. Speakers will include : scholars, top-notch journalists, law enforcement officials, community leaders, legislators and immigrants themselves. Participants will come away with well-balanced perspectives, new sources, essential reporting tools, and innovative story ideas to deepen their coverage and to share with their newsroom. The seminar is designed for journalists who have some background on immigration but seek to enhance their knowledge..

  • Location: TOL training centers,

    Date:03 January 2011

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Learn the latest methods in digital journalism through best practices, and hands-on exercises. The course will teach you how to plan digital journalism projects and packages, and provide feedback to help make sure that you have the confidence to put the training into practice.Learn more about this event >>

  • Non-OPC Events

    Digital Journalism Course

    Location: TOL training centers,

    Date:09 October 2011

    Time: 08:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Learn the latest methods in digital journalism through best practices, and hands-on exercises. The course will teach you how to plan digital journalism projects and packages, and provide feedback to help make sure that you have the confidence to put the training into practice.Learn more about this event >>

  • OPC Events

    Annual Meeting

    Location: 40 West 45th Street, Club Quarters,

    Date:24 August 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Join us for the annual meeting to mingle with fellow members, learn more about the Club's activities and meet the new board members.

  • Location: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue,

    Date:12 July 2011

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Minister of the Government Information Office of Republic of China (Taiwan), Dr. Philip Y.M. Yang, will talk at a special luncheon at the Asia Society at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. The event will be moderated by Professor Jerome Cohen from the Law School at NYU. The topic of the talk will be “Taiwan’s ‘Win-Win’ Strategy for Cross-Strait Relations” and should shed light on security issues in the Asia Pacific region as well as the development of cross-strait relations. The talk will be followed by a conversation with Professor Cohen and a Q&A session.Prior to holding his current position as the spokesman for Taiwan overseas and for the Cabinet domestically, Minister Yang was a Senior Advisor of the ROC’s National Security Council from 2008 to 2010. In this position, Yang advised the president on major events pertaining to Taiwan’s foreign relations, especially with other East and South East Asian..

  • Location: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, I375 Broadway (37th Street) Suite #2103,

    Date:25 July 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    OPC member and filmmaker Sumner Jules Glimcher will screen two of his movies and discuss them at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The two short films are “Fable Safe” and “Hiroshima-Nagasaki, August, 1945” At the height of the cold war, Glimcher, was the Manager of the Center for Mass Communication (CMC), at Columbia University. He became Executive Director of “Fable Safe,” a spoof of the behavior of the United States and Russia. This short, animated musical film was written by Erik Barnouw, music written and sung by Tom Glazer, art drawn by political cartoonist, Robert Osborne, and animated by Ted Nemeth. In addition to coordinating all the elements, Glimcher also produced the sound track. This film opened the New York Film Festival in 1999, and received a standing ovation. In 1970, CMC received a letter from a professor at Tokyo University Law School informing them of some..

  • Location: Magno located at 729 Seventh Avenue (between 48th and 49th streets),

    Date:17 August 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

     by Sonya K. Fry The film “5 Days of War” is an action-packed thriller with journalism as its core. The five days refers to the conflict between Russia and Georgia in the summer of 2008. The story line revolves around a renegade American journalist, his cameraman and a young Georgian schoolteacher who are bound together in a desperate story to get the information out to the world. Both American and international networks suffer from war news fatigue and are spread thin covering the Beijing Olympics. As the Russians begin airstrikes against Georgia, the three attempt to escape to safety. They witness and document the devastation of the full-scale crossfire and murder of innocent civilians. They attempt to broadcast their footage while under attack from Russian soldiers and local mercenaries. It is heart-stopping war reporting on the big screen. The director, Renny Harlin is known for high-octane Hollywood action movies such..

  • Location: Check with organizers,

    Date:25 August 2011

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 12:00 p.m.

    The War Photographers' Retreat will be held in honor of the late Tim Hetherington, on 25-28 August in Cambridge Massachusettes. The event is open to photographers whose work takes them to wars and conflicts. The Dart Society has signed on as a sponsor. There is no charge for the event. Complimentary homestays are available to those who cannot afford the cost of a hotel. This is an all volunteer led event. The event is led by David Emerson of The Trauma Center, and will be hosted by the non profit organization, Black Lotus Yoga. More information and applications can be found on the organizer's website. The number of participants is limited to ten, which includes a photojournalist's spouse, partner or close staff member -- such as an interpreter. The organizers are soliciting small donations for its Saturday, August 24 night group BBQ.

  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater , 165 West 65th Street, upper level, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.,

    Date:17 June 2011

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    Granito: How To Nail A Dictator is this year's Opening Night Film of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Granito is a documentary detective story focused on the role of filmic and archival documentation in the prosecution of a genocide case against Guatemalan generals.During Guatemala's brutal civil war, filmmaker Pamela Yates captured damning footage of the Guatemalan military's campaign against Mayan civilians. Twenty-five years later, her footage became evidence in an international war-crimes case against the former commander of the army. Her quest for justice is the subject of her new film, Granito.Screening includes Q&A with filmmakers and OPC Award Winners Pamela Yates, Paco de Onis, Peter Kinoy and film protagonists. Reception to follow.

  • Non-OPC Events

    Tim Hetherington Memorial

    Location: First Presbyterian Church, 5th Avenue between 11th and 12th streets,

    Date:24 May 2011

    Time: 04:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    A memorial is planned for Tim Hetherington, the photojournalist and filmmaker who died while covering the conflict in Libya on April 20. The memorial will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 5th Avenue between 11th and 12th streets at 4 p.m.

  • Location: The Half King at 505 W. 23rd Street,

    Date:15 May 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    American journalist James Foley has now been held prisoner for more than one month by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi. A gathering will be held in New York City at The Half King tonight. Friends and family of Foley will gather on the 40th night of his detention to bring his plight to the forefront and push for the safe return home of James and his colleagues, Clare Morgana Gillis, who has written for USA Today and The Atlantic, together with Spanish photographer Manuel “Manu” Brabo, were picked up by Qaddafi forces on April 5 while reporting on the conflict near the eastern town of Brega. Diane and John Foley, parents of James, will be present along with New York Times journalist David Rohde, held captive by the Taliban for more than seven months in 2008/9, and New York Times journalist Tyler Hicks, held captive by Qaddafiforces in..

  • Non-OPC Events

    Camerawork: Arnold Crane

    Location: Kantstrasse 149,

    Date:16 July 2011

    Time: 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    CAMERA WORK is pleased to present an exhibition of outstanding photographer-portraits by the American photographer Arnold Crane. The show will open on July 16 and will continue through September 3. The photographs will be complemented with works by the portrayed artists from the comprehensive archive of CAMERA WORK. Arnold Crane enjoyed unparalleled access to the most famous photographers of our time. He used his camera to capture the giants of 20th century photography - Man Ray, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Edward Steichen and many others - in the very intimate settings of their homes, streets and studios. Over a period of more than two decades, Crane created a body of artistic work of immeasurable value and historic importance. Whether sitting in a car with Paul Strand, catching Imogen Cunningham in her kitchen or accompanying Ansel Adams on a Point Lobos shoot, Crane always managed to produce sensitive..

  • Location: 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street,

    Date:19 May 2011

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

    ELLIOTT ERWITT: PERSONAL BESTA major retrospective showcasing the career of photographer and filmmaker Elliott Erwitt, the 2011 ICP Infinity Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient. Distinguished as both a documentary and commercial photographer, Erwitt has made some of the most memorable photographs of the twentieth century including the iconic "kitchen debate" between Nikita Khrushchev and President Richard Nixon, portraits of Che Guevara as well as Marilyn Monroe, his famous canine images, and astonishing scenes of everyday life, filled with poetry, wit, and his special sense of humor. HIROSHIMA: GROUND ZERO 1945After the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the U.S. government restricted the circulation of images of the bomb's deadly effect. President Truman dispatched 1,150 military personnel and civilians, including photographers, to record the destruction as part of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey. The haunting, once-classified images of absence and annihilation formed the basis for civil..

  • Location: United Nations Delegates Dining Room,

    Date:28 April 2011

    Time: 01:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

    The Women's Foreign Policy Group cordially invites you for a special luncheon with Hon. Michelle Bachelet Under-Secretary-General for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. For half table and table sponsorships, please contact programs@wfpg.org Please direct any questions to (202) 884-8597 or programs@wfpg.org. Checks should be made payable to: WFPG, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 720, Washington, DC 20009. Cancellations must be made 3 business days in advance or you will be held responsible for the fee.

  • Location: Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway and 49th Street,

    Date:04 May 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Come to the Comedy Café, sit at tables with friends while brilliant actors, comedians, editors, journalists and everything in between make you laugh, eat, drink and think. The Paul Klebnikov Fund was established in the memory of Paul Klebnikov, American journalist and editor of Forbes Russia, who was assassinated in Moscow in 2004. Our foundation upholds the growth of civil society in Russia by supporting journalistic integrity, the rule of law and cultural preservation.Since its inception, the Fund has given grants to 30 Russian editors and journalism interns, offering professional experiences in the U.S. and with Western newspapers in Moscow. We are deeply grateful to the Ford Foundation and the Harriman Institute for having generously supported part of Katya Kronhaus's 2011 Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellowship which brings her to New York. www.paulklebnikovfund.org6 p.m.: Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres 6:45 to 8 p.m.: Program will start promptlyMaster of Ceremonies John Hockenberry..

  • Location: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Flatbush Ave. (DeKalb & Willoughby),

    Date:06 April 2011

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    Calling all journalism students: Each year, this is one of our most fascinating seminars. You'll hear from some of the best reporters working today about what it took to get their award-winning stories. The George Polk Awards are presented in honor of special achievement in journalism with a view to investigative work that is original, requires digging and resourcefulness, and brings results. Speakers include : Dana Priest, The Washington Post, winner of the Polk Award for National Reporting for her two-year investigation of the enormous build-up of national security apparatus (including military, intelligence and corporate) that burgeoned following the Sept. 11 attacks. Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone, winner of the Polk Award for Magazine Reporting for a story that prompted the dismissal of U.S. General Stanley McChrystal as commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, winner of the Polk Television Reporting Award for "Law and Disorder," a..

  • Location: Grupo Santander, 45 East 53rd Street, between Park & Madison avenues,

    Date:21 April 2011

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Book launch for NATO 2.0: Reboot or Delete? by Sarwar A. Kashmeri, a senior fellow in the International Security Program of the Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.; a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, New York; and is recognized on both sides of the Atlantic as an expert on U.S.-European relations. He is the author of America and Europe After 9/11 and Iraq: The Great Divide, Revised and Updated (Potomac Books, 2008)Advanced registration is required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. After 6 p.m., seating will be released to the waiting list Register online www.fpa.org

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:17 May 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    Former OPC President Bill Holstein will speak on his latest book, The Next American Economy: Blueprint For a Real Recovery, at a book night on May 17 at Club Quarters. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. (Read a review from the FT.) OPC member and Executive Editor at Roubini Global Economics Mike Moran will be the Interlocutor.Holstein covered China's early modernization efforts in the late 1970s as a correspondent for United Press International and has been deeply involved in coverage of Japan and South Korea as well. China is now the world's second largest economy, followed closely by Japan. In his book, Holstein argues that Americans as a whole have largely failed to launch a competitive response to the emergence of the Asian powerhouses, recently joined by India. Now that the financial bubble that propped up housing prices has popped, the United States has no choice..

  • Location: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street,

    Date:09 April 2011

    Time: 05:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    Join the Frontline Club and New Statesman for a provocative public debate featuring Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.THIS EVENT IS LISTED AS SOLD OUT. Over the past 12 months, official secrecy has been challenged like never before. Three of the biggest ever leaks of classified information – the Iraq War Logs, the Afghanistan War Logs and Cablegate – shook the world and prompted governments to reconsider how they share information. Since the start of the Obama administration in 2009, the US government has brought charges against five defendants suspected of leaking classified information. Before Obama, the US government had only ever filed similar charges three times in 40 years. For this very special event at Kensington Town Hall, the New Statesman and the Frontline Club host a challenging debate in which some of the most prominent public figures on secrecy and transparency issues will go head to head. Amid the..

  • Location: Book Culture, 536 West 112th Street, just off Broadway ,

    Date:24 March 2011

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    An evening with Angela Saini, award-winning science journalist based in London and author of Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking over the World. About Geek Nation: “600,000 engineers graduate from Indian universities and colleges every year, and they, along with the country's scientists, doctors and inventors, are set to transform the country into a technological and scientific superpower. "Geek Nation is a journey to meet the inventors, engineers and young scientists behind this nation built not on conquest, oil or minerals, but on the scientific ingenuity of its people. She weaves the story of how ancient science is giving way to the new, and how the technology of the wealthy passes to the poor. “ Geek Nation is among the top 10 bestselling business books in India. Saini is an award-winning independent journalist based in London. Wine and cheese

  • Location: 15 avenue Montaigne,

    Date:30 April 2011

    Time: 03:15 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    The 225 photographic prints for the sale will be exhibited for three days at Drouot Montaigne, 15 avenue Montaigne on Thursday and Friday 28-29 April from 11 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 30 April from 10 to 1 p.m. The exhibition is open to the public and a fully illustrated paper catalogue will be available for 30 euros. In our visual age, photo editors have silently written history behind the scenes. John G. Morris has participated in the greatest photographic chapters of the 20th century. Perhaps best known as Robert Capa’s picture editor for Life magazine on D-Day, Morris’s impact on the lexicon of contemporary visual history spans nearly seventy-five years. While at the Ladies’ Home Journal, he conceived of the series, People are People: The World Over, changing the way America viewed the world and inspiring Edward Steichen’s blockbuster Family of Man 1955 exhibition. As the first Executive Editor..

  • Location: A Williamsburg, Brooklyn, loft,

    Date:22 May 2011

    Time: 12:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m.

    The workshop “The Personal Documentary” held in team by New York photographers Erica McDonald and Andrew Sullivan from May 22-28 emphasizes the power of personal vision. Through an intensive course of study and practice, the participants will deepen their understanding of the documentary tradition and its methods as they create personally relevant essays. The participants will refine the skills needed to produce dynamic, insightful images infused with feeling. Through group critiques and one-on-one conversations, we’ll discuss creativity, photographic craftsmanship and strategies for making that elusive next step. We’ll work towards photographing with personality, using new approaches and classic techniques in our daily visual explorations. While we will stress working freely with intuition, students are asked to research potential project ideas before arriving in New York and to be prepared to start photographing at the beginning of the workshop. Daily group editing sessions will offer chances for open conversation and expanded..

  • Location: Columbia University,

    Date:24 March 2011

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    In 2010 alone, Facebook reached 600 million members and Twitter users grew by 100 million more than the previous year. Though the Web is a space for open dialogue, many who use it are still silenced. What does it mean for reporting? As we have all witnessed since the beginning of 2011, the Internet has definitely become a tool for change and now paves the ways to revolutions. So far 153 journalists and 119 netizens remain behind bars. Will netizens be the first targets of authoritarian regimes in the next few years? Do social media create enough space for advocacy journalism? Is it tomorrows way of reporting? Jean-François Julliard, Secretary-General of the international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders, will discuss the changes social media create in the journalism environment at Columbia University's Journalism School and especially the role that advocacy journalism can play nowadays. RSVP: clc@rsf.org

  • Location: Associated Press Headquarters, 450 W 33rd Street, 15th Floor Conference Center,

    Date:24 March 2011

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    As we mark the 150th Anniversary of the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln (March 4, 1861) and the subsequent outbreak of the Civil War (April 12, 1861), noted Lincoln historian Harold Holzer will speak at Associated Press headquarters on “Lincoln and the Press.” Holzer is the author, co-author, or editor of 39 books on Lincoln and the Civil War, including the only unexpurgated edition of the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. In 2008, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush. He won a Lincoln Prize in 2005 for Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Lincoln President. In 2009, he served as Chief Historian for the exhibition “Lincoln and New York” at the New-York Historical Society and co-author, with Jean H. Baker, of its catalog. His most recent book, which he edited with Craig L. Symonds, is The New York Times Complete Civil War (2010). He..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:28 March 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Newswomen's Club of New York. Reception will begin at 6 p.m. with Program at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by calling the OPC office 212-626-9220,e-mail or log into the website www.opcofamerica.org. To log onto the website: username is first and last name (eg. John Doe), for password help enter your e-mail address where you receive OPC e-mails.Two women who are leaders in Middle Eastern media assess whether the recent unrest in the region can lead to newfound democracy. Felice Friedson, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Media Line Ltd., an American news agency specializing in coverage of the Middle East and Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Editor-in-Chief of The Yemen Times have been working together toward defining and improving the role of women in media in the Middle East. They will address the most recent events from the perspective of press freedoms and women's rights; why it's important to..

  • Location: 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:05 April 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    A book launch Reception begins at 6 p.m. with the talk at 7 p.m. Books will be for sale and signing. RSVP by calling the OPC office 212-626-9220, e-mail or log into the website www.opcofamerica.org. To log onto the website: username is first and last name (eg. John Doe), for password help enter your e-mail address where you receive OPC e-mails.Never Too Late is career correspondent and author Roy Rowan's rousing testament to the fact that if you are still in reasonably good health and have a career or set of interests to pursue, your swan-song years can be among your most productive. Rowan, OPC President from 1998-2000 and OPC member for 62 years is a revered journalist who has more stories to tell than can be imagined, all of them true. The cartoonist who captured a good likeness of Rowan on the book cover is Jerry Dumas who now draws..

  • Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 23rd Floor, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street, (SE corner),

    Date:02 February 2011

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Foreign Policy Association would like to extend an invitation to members of the Overseas Press Club to attend the lecture in honor of Mr. George Magnus, Senior Economic Advisor, UBS Investment Bank on Wednesday, February 2 as guest. Speaker: George Magnus, Senior Economic Advisor, UBS Investment Bank Topic: Uprising: Will Emerging Markets Shape or Shake the World Economy Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 23rd Floor, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street, (SE corner) Time: Registration/5:30 pm Lecture/6:00 pm Book signing/Reception to follow Admission: Complementary Please send email to eventsdepartment@fpa.org identify yourself as the member of the Economic Club. If you have any questions, please contact Events Department at 212-481-8100, Ext. 240.

  • Location: Rizzoli Bookstore, 31 West 57th Street, between 5th and 6th avenues,

    Date:07 January 2011

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    Hatje Cantz and Rizzoli Bookstores invite you to a reception and book signing for Sam Shaw by Lorie Karnath. Sam Shaw was a renowned photographer and a pioneer of photjournalism and independent filmmaking. He produced most of the John Cassavetes films. He is best known for his idea for the Marilyn Monroe dress blowing shot of which his are the most famous as well as for a number of other iconic shots of Brando and Quinn. Books will be available for purchase and sgining. Representatives of the Shaw family will also be present.

  • Location: Grand Ballroom, Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue,

    Date:18 February 2011

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    The OPC Foundation has a broad mandate to improve the media's understanding of international issues and to raise the quality of news-gathering efforts in covering the world. The most tangible expression of this charter is a scholarship/internship program for undergraduate and graduate students in American colleges and universities, who aspire to become foreign correspondents. Graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities applied for one of twelve $2,000 scholarships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation. About 165 applications from more than 55 different colleges were received in a very competitive year (see winners). The awards will be presented at the annual Scholarship Luncheon. Executive Editor and Vice President of GlobalPost Charles M. Sennott will give the keynote address.

  • Location: The Half King, 505 West 23rd Street,

    Date:24 January 2011

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    TWO FATHERS, ONE WHITE, one black, organize a basketball team with poor black kids and rich white kids in Seattle, Washington. The fathers saw their experiment as an opportunity for the black players to earn a chance at a private school education, and a way for the privileged white players to learn about life on the other side. Doug Merlino, a former editor of the OPC Bulletin, writes about these players in the non-fiction The Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White [New York: Bloomsbury]. The boys became fast friends, and the experiment was deemed a success. But was it? Among the white players one became a tough-on-crime prosecutor, another a dot-com millionaire turned hedge fund manager, and one dropped out of the rat race and lived in a cabin in the Oregon woods. Among the black players, one became a city auditor, one a Pentecostal preacher,..

  • Location: New York,

    Date:12 February 2011

    Time: 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

    We are about to start judging our annual awards and have spaces open for experienced journalists to serve as volunteer judges. If you would like to be involved, please sign up here to indicate that you are interested in being a judge. You should also note if you have expertise in a particular field. (See here for a list of the awards and past winners.) Head judges from individual panels will contact you if they have slots. For logistical reasons, judges should be based in the New York area -- except for online awards -- and be available between mid-February and early March to review entries. In the "Guest" fields below, note your area of expertise. Disregard the date in this posting, it is a requirement of the website administrator and not an indicator of the time and place in which the judging will take place.

  • OPC Events

    OPC Holiday Party

    Location: Club Quarters, Rockefeller Center, 25 West 51 Street,

    Date:04 January 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Join us for the annual OPC Holiday Party at the Rockefeller Center Club Quarters with a view of the skating rink and tree. There will be a full Open Bar, Tuscan Antipasti, Pasta Station, Turkey Carving Station, Dessert and Coffee. Advanced reservations are essential. Call the OPC 212-626-9220 or e-mail.

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45 Street,

    Date:11 January 2011

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    David Rohde, who survived a seven-month kidnapping and incarceration by the Taliban this past year, writes a book with his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, will speak about their ordeal from the two corners of the world: Afghanistan/Pakistan and New York City and about their latest book, A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides More about the book  >>

  • Location: Half King, 505 West 23rd Street,

    Date:15 November 2010

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    Please join distinguished Iranian-American writers Hooman Majd, Roger Sedarat, and Dalia Sofer as they read from their latest work and discuss the intersection of politics and culture in Iran in the wake of the 2009 elections. Hooman Majd is an Iranian-American writer based in New York . He has written for Newsweek, GQ, the New York Times, The New Yorker, the New York Observer, Salon, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic , Interview, and Foreign Policy magazine, among others, and has been a contributor to The Huffington Post since its inception. Roger Sedarat is the author of Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, which won Ohio University Press's Hollis Summers Prize, and Ghazal Games (forthcoming, Ohio UP). His poems and literary translations have appeared in such journals as New England Review, World Literature Today, and Green Mountains Review. He teaches poetry and translation in the..

  • Location: The Center for Fiction, 17 East 47th Street,

    Date:11 November 2010

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Should novelists review other people’s novels? Does their own experience in front of the blank page make them better, smarter, kinder critics? Do they approach the task of criticism differently? Hear from three writers of fiction and criticism as they talk about leading double lives! Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short story collection Stealing the Fire and a regular reviewer for NPR.org, The Daily Beast, and many other publications. She serves as President of the National Book Critics Circle and is secretary for the OPC. Lev Grossman is the book critic at Time magazine and the author of the novel The Magicians, which was a New York Times bestseller. Roxana Robinson is the author of four novels: Summer Light, This Is My Daughter, Sweetwater and Cost; three collections of short stories: A Glimpse of Scarlet, Asking for Love, and A Perfect Stranger; and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A..

  • Location: Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Ave, at West 135th Street ,

    Date:10 November 2010

    Time: 07:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Full Disclosure a documentary film about journalist-filmmaker and OPC member Brian Palmer's time embedded with the Marines in Iraq. Filmmaker/journalist Palmer embedded with the U.S. Marines in Iraq three times. With insightful commentary, Palmer captures the terror as well as the tedium of the U.S. occupation. In the film, he shows moments when U.S. troops, young men trained to fight who speak no Arabic, move among Iraqi civilians hunting for elusive enemies. The results are often benign, and sometimes tragic. After the screening, filmmaker and editor Sabrina Schmidt Gordon moderates a discussion with Palmer, followed by a wine and cheese reception. For tickets, call Harlem Stage Box Office: 212-281-9240, Ext. 19 or 20 or order online at: www.harlemstage.org

  • Location: Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 4th floor,

    Date:09 November 2010

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Join Fred Ritchin and journalist, photographer, and filmmaker Brian Palmer for a discussion on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary edition of Ritchin's groundbreaking book In Our Own Image. This seminal text, the first to address "the coming revolution in photography" was originally published twenty years ago, poignantly the same year that Photoshop was released. This twentieth-anniversary edition features a preface by the author that contextualizes the book for a contemporary audience. The lecture will focus on the book's pointed and sometimes chilling questions that are increasingly relevant today, including whether democracy can survive the erosion of media accelerated by facile use of digital means.More event information >>

  • Location: The Half King, 505 West 23rd Street,

    Date:08 November 2010

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    When Colorado Springs Gazette journalist David Philipps began investigating the murder of 24-year-old Kevin Shields, he was struck by the mug shots of the alleged killers: all young men, they could have been local college students. Instead, these men had spent their formative years fighting in Iraq , and when they returned, they became involved in a series of violent crimes, this one resulting in murder. In LETHAL WARRIORS: When The New Band of Brothers Came Home, award-winning journalist Philipps delivers the searing story of our returning soldiers who find themselves irrevocably changed by war and falling through the cracks of a broken system. They were once known as the “Band of Brothers,” a term that brings to mind images of heroic World War II battles. Now, 60 years later, the army unit from Fort Carson , Colorado has been renamed “Lethal Warriors.” Deployed to some of the worst regions..

  • OPC Events

    Solidarity Reunion

    Location: Polish Consulate at 233 Madison Avenue (corner of 37th Street),

    Date:09 November 2010

    Time: 05:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    On Tuesday November 9, the OPC will convene a "reunion" of journalists -- print, radio and television; reporters, producers cameramen and editors -- who covered the rise of Solidarnosc and the ultimate transformation of the Polish state. This event, to take place at the fabulous townhouse of the Polish Consul General in New York, will mark the 30th anniversary of the arrival of Solidarnosc (Solidarity) on the world stage. It will be timed for the arrival in the U.S. of a Polish exhibit celebrating that era. At the same time, the government will be bringing over to our reunion some Polish journalists who played their own distinctive role in the events of that era.

  • Location: Contact INSI,

    Date:10 November 2010

    Time: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

    The International News Safety Institute is hosting a critical debate on the safety of journalists under current and future threat. Keynote speaker is David Schlesinger, Editor-in-Chief of Reuters. He will be joined by Oliver Vujovic, Secretary-General of the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), Gavin Rees, Director of Dart Centre Europe, Reuters Chief Photographer Yannis Behrakis and other major press and broadcast figures. The event will be presented by global media figure Elizabeth Filippouli, former presenter and correspondent for ERT, CNN and Al Jazeera. INSI, a non-profit charity backed by a unique coalition of concerned news organisations, humanitarian groups and individual journalists, seeks to help colleagues survive all kinds of hostile environments, from killings and kidnappings to warfare and natural disasters. It is the only journalist organisation in the world solely focused on safety. In the past seven years the threats have multiplied and circumstances surrounding reporting have changed. Technology..

  • Location: Deutches Haus, 871 United Nations Plaza,

    Date:11 November 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    OPC member Eva Schweitzer will launch a New York-based publishing house that brings books, DVDs and CDs from Berlin. Aptly named Berlinica offers fiction, history books, travel guides, photo books, cookbooks, maps, documentaries, feature films and music. All titles are in English or subtitled. Holly Jane Rahlens will read from her latest novel Wallflower with Q&A afterwards. Also singer Micaela Leon will perform, accompanied by piano. Reception to follow the program — beer and snacks will be served. Every purchase will be supplemented with a small gift bag. Oscar-nominated New York actress Sylvia Miles will also join the launch party. Miles is the aunt of Holly-Jane Rahlens, Berlinica’s first fiction author, and was nominated for Midnight Cowboy and had recent appearences in Sex and the City and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.To RSVP e-mail germanconsulatenyc@gmail.com

  • Non-OPC Events

    Guernica Celebrates 6

    Location: Powerhouse Arena,

    Date:14 October 2010

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    To celebrate six years of award-winning coverage of international art and politics, Guernica is throwing a birthday party on Thursday, October 14, at the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY. The Guernica Celebrates 6! Benefit bash will feature a reading by author and MacArthur fellow Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, and performances by DJ Didi Gutman of the Grammy Award-winning Brazilian Girls, and Brooklyn-based Ukrainian folk-punk chanteuse Alina Simone. Laura Krafft of The Colbert Report and The Wanda Sykes Show will emcee. "Guernica has a strong tradition of hosting provocative and exciting cultural events, and Guernica Celebrates 6! promises to provide even more of the energy that our readers and community have come to expect from us," explained co-founder Michael Archer. Guernica's popular monthly New York City salons have offered the opportunity for writers, readers, and artists to gather together to share drinks and opinions. Recent Guernica events include a live conversation on..

  • Location: 58 Park Avenue,

    Date:08 November 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    The Foreign Policy Association has a seminar on the inside scoop on how to launch a career as a foreign correspondent featuring Barbara Crossette, United Nations correspondent for The Nation and the author of several books on Asia, was The New York Times bureau chief at the UN from 1994 to 2001 and earlier a Times chief correspondent in Southeast Asia and South Asia.Crossette has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a Fulbright teaching fellow in journalism at Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, the Ferris Visiting Professor on Politics and the Press at Princeton University and a seminar leader on the UN and international affairs at Bard College. Since 2003, she has led journalism workshops in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, and continues to work with Cambodian reporters covering the Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal. She was a Knight International Press Fellow..

  • Location: 3LD Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street (near Rector Street),

    Date:28 October 2010

    Time: 08:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    Pulitzer Prize and OPC Award winner LAWRENCE WRIGHT has written and is performing in a new play, THE HUMAN SCALE. The play has a limited run at 3LD Art and Technology Center until October 30. After the performance on Thursday, October 28, Wright will be available for discussion. The play is a follow up on his essay in The New Yorker "Captives" from the November 9, 2009 issue, which gives an unsparing and graphic exploration of the ongoing crisis in Gaza. Wright uses the capture of Israeli soldier Sgt. Gilad Shalit by Hamas-linked militants in Gaza in 2006 as an entrance into the violent tug of war over his return. For "The Human Scale," Wright is alone on a sparse stage in front of 14 screens displaying sometimes graphic photos and video. Wright says “I had written my article. I had done as much as I could…but I felt that..

  • Non-OPC Events

    Journalism in North Korea

    Location: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor,

    Date:18 October 2010

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    A discussion with Ishimaru Jiro, Rimjingang's editor and publisher, about journalism in and about North Korea. After reporting on North Korea for 17 years, Ishimaru Jiro launched Rimjin-gang in 2007. Edited by Seoul-based defector Choi Jin-i, Rimjingang publishes reports about everyday life in North Korea, filed by a dozen underground North Korean journalists. It is the first publication to create a channel for two-way communication between the divided Korean people. Indeed, the title “Rimjin” is the name of the river (“gang”) that flows across the DMZ, connecting north and south. The occasion for this discussion is the publication of Rimjingang's first English edition. Born in Osaka, Japan in 1962, Ishimaru Jiro, studied in Seoul for two and a half years. Ishimaru began reporting on North Korea in 1993, both from inside the country, and along its border with China. He is the Osaka representative of Asia Press. Asia Press was..

  • Location: Club Quarters,

    Date:17 November 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger will speak about their experiences as photographer and writer in the remote Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, and they will also show some portion of their joint production of "Restrepo," the documentary that the OPC co-sponsored with Human Rights Watch in June. Join us at Club Quarters Wednesday, November 17 at 6 p.m. for this unique book night.Learn more about this program >>

  • Location: Club Quarters,

    Date:03 November 2010

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Little Bunch of Madmen, written by OPC member Mort Rosenblum, is a field guide for correspondents and a manual for anyone who wants to follow world news. The second half of the title Elements of Global Reporting explains what it takes to get an international story and it equips readers, viewers and listeners to understand real news. Rosenblum says, “This is the manual I wish I’d had back in the 1960s when I was dropped into the Congolese mayhem, clueless, sleepless and scared witless. It’s also the primer I wish people back home could have had at hand to understand what they were reading and watching.” Interlocutor is Victor Navasky.Read more about this event >>

  • Location: NYU French Department La Maison,

    Date:26 October 2010

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    When the Nazis marched into Paris they changed the rich cultural life of the City of Lights. Artists faced difficult choices and many careers and lives were cut short. OPC member Alan Riding captures these times in the new book, And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris [Alfred A. Knopf]. The book recounts Parisian life under Nazi occupation and the forced compromises of French writers, artists and performers under Hitler’s rule. There were moral and artistic choices for those who stayed and were forced to decide whether to resist, collaborate or compromise. Riding introduces readers to a panoply of writers, painters, composers, actors and dancers who kept working during the occupation.Learn more about this event >>

  • Location: Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street,

    Date:19 October 2010

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    A panel with Mexican and American journalists, and writers like Jon Lee Anderson, Carmen Aristegui, Paul Auster, Laura Esquivel, Don DeLillo, José Luis Martínez, Víctor Manuel Mendiola, Luis Miguel Aguilar, Adela Navarro Bello, and others will discuss the crisis in Mexico, its roots and causes, and what can be done. Co-presented by PEN American Center, the PEN Club de México, and the Committee to Protect Journalists. Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. An Evening in Solidarity with Mexican Journalists Buy tickets >> In Mexico at least eight journalists have been murdered and many more have disappeared just since the beginning of this year. Press workers in Mexico are regularly attacked by drug traffickers, targeted by corrupt local leaders, and increasingly harassed by federal forces. Those who kill journalists are seldom brought to justice. Still, in towns and cities throughout country, journalists are..

  • Location: WeNews office, 6 Barclay Street, Sixth floor,

    Date:23 October 2010

    Time: 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

    Nonprofit news service Women’s eNews wants you to take a walk — a walk that will honor 21 important women spanning three centuries of history. Women’s eNews teamed up with the New-York Historical Society on walking tour Opening the Way, in which authors Betsy Wade (former editor of The New York Times) and James Boylan (founding editor of Columbia Journalism Review) will lead participants through downtown Manhattan to learn about female heroes including journalists, abolitionists, and three women who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The two organizations are also developing a self-guided downloadable audio tour featuring the voices of Kathleen Turner, Tonya Lewis Lee, Lynn Sherr, and Gloria Steinem. Visit the tour's official Web page: www.womensenews.org/openingtheway To order tickets by phone, please call SmartTix at 212-868-4444

  • Location: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Campus, Flatbush Ave.,

    Date:30 September 2010

    Time: 05:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    A free screening of RESTREPO is being presented by The Journalism and Media Arts Depts., Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. RESTREPO is this year’s winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries. The film captures the gritty, jarring reality of day-to-day warfare of a small group of U.S. soldiers stationed at a remote outpost in Afghanistan's Korangal Valley, once described by CNN as “the most dangerous place in the world.” Directed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, the film presents raw, unfiltered footage chronicling the soldiers’ lives as they experience combat life, including deadly battles and the intense camaraderie between the men. The film will be followed by a panel discussion titled: "Searching for Answers in Afghanistan" When the fog of war finally lifts, what will be revealed? Wikileaks gave us a glimpse by printing war logs by soldiers in the heat of engagement, exposing a brutally messy, confused..

  • Location: The Hired Guns Hive, 33 West 17th Street,

    Date:13 October 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    If you're a writer or editor who is feeling like you've been labeled "old school" (even if you were at the birth of the Internet) but know you have the chops to be "new school," don't miss your chance to take this transformational class. Charlie Rogers leads the session that will include : which skills you already own that can translate to digital how online editorial roles have expanded to include new responsibilities (SEO, social media, audience development, analytics) what resources and training you will need to excel in web-based journalism why Social Media is actually your friend how to build (and maintain) a digital "presence" in both your personal and professional life Bring your current resume. Wine and cheese networking event follows the class.Sign up for the event >>

  • Location: 15 East 65th Street,

    Date:29 September 2010

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

    The Kosciuszko Foundation is holding a panel discussion on Solidarity and a private screening of the 52-minute film "Fall of the Empire." Following the screening there will be a discussion by journalists who covered the changes in Eastern Europe. The panel discussion will include OPC President David A. Andelman, Editor of World Policy Journal, covered Poland for CBS News and The New York Times; OPC member Andrew Nagorski Vice President & Director of Public Policy at the EastWest Institute, former senior editor at Newsweek; John Darnton, winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Poland in The New York Times and moderator Alex Storozynski. "Upadek Imperium" (Fall of the Empire) - a documentary by Andrzej Titkow, reveals the events of the democratic transformation of Central Europe and the fall of the Soviet Union. The film includes interviews with Timothy Garton Ash, Goeffrey Howe, Lech Walesa, Andrzej Wajda, Miklosz..

  • Location: 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street,

    Date:23 September 2010

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

    The Mexican Suitcase presents images drawn from the most famous group of recovered negatives of the twentieth century. In December 2007, three boxes filled with rolls of film, containing 4,500 35mm negatives of the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and Chim (David Seymour)—which had been considered lost since 1939—arrived at the International Center of Photography. These three photographers, who lived in Paris, worked in Spain, and published internationally, laid the foundation for modern war photography. One of the most spectacular political events of the twentieth century was the Cuban Revolution of 1959. The improbable overthrow of the dictator Fulgenico Batista by a band of young Communist guerillas and intellectuals occurred just ninety miles from the United States. Tracing the movement from the triumphal entry of the rebels into Havana on January 1, 1959 through the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion in 1960 and the Cuban Missile Crisis..

  • Location: Transitions Online ,

    Date:02 January 2011

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.

    Transitions Online's Foreign Correspondent course will take place in Prague, January 2-10, for aspiring journalists to get a great introduction to international reporting. Recently added trainers include : Edward Lucas, The Economist Nikolay Pavlov, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Martin Ehl, Hospodarske noviny Learn more about this course at TOL.org >>

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street ,

    Date:27 September 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    P.J. O'Rourke will discuss his latest book, DON’T VOTE: It Just Encourages the Bastards, at the OPC Book Night on September 27. He’s reported to readers on the inner workings of the U.S. government, taken on the gargantuan task of explaining the global economy, and limned the downfall of the American automobile industry. Now, in his latest book, DON’T VOTE—It Just Encourages the Bastards (Atlantic Monthly Press, October 1, 2010, $24.00) P.J. O’Rourke turns his sights on the central issue in all of the above: politics. “Having been a political commentator of one kind or another since 1970, it has occurred to me to ask, what the Hell have I been talking about for 40 years?” says O’Rourke. When he sits down and thinks about it, he discovers that what it all comes down to is power, freedom and responsibility, the naked threesome of politics in a free and democratic..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:20 September 2010

    Time: 06:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me:  Iran – A Journey Behind the Headlines [Simon & Schuster, September 21, 2010] is the result of  more than 30 extended reporting trips to Iran since 1996 made by Scott Peterson, one of the most well traveled and experienced foreign correspondents of his generation. This book gives a colorful and incisive portrait of a complex, contradictory and volatile nation. Iran is a diverse society that is largely, and often deliberately, hidden from Western eyes. A bastion of revolutionary radicalism, Iran also has the most pro-American population in the Muslim Middle East.  Peterson has heard the ritual shouts of “Death to America” but also has witnessed a crowd of Iranians spontaneously prevent an American flag from being burned by militants. Gary Sick, senior research scholar at Columbia University SIPA Middle East Institute, will act as interlocutor. Sick was the principal White House aide for Iran during..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:25 August 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

    All OPC members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting where we'll announce the winners of the board and hand the gavel over to the new OPC President.

  • Location: U.S. Department of State George C. Marshall Conference Center,

    Date:29 September 2010

    Time: 10:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Historian is pleased to invite you to a conference on the American Experience in Southeast Asia, 1946-1975, which will be held in the George C. Marshall Conference Center at the U.S. Department of State. The conference will feature a number of key Department of State personnel, both past and present. Those speaking will include : Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger Former Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard A. Holbrooke For more information, go to the Office of the Historian website >>

  • Location: Merrill House, 170 East 64 Street,

    Date:13 July 2010

    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Dr. Johnny C. Chiang, Minister of the Government Information Office in Taiwan, will be speaking at a luncheon at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on Tuesday, July 13 at noon. The OPC will co-sponsor this talk with the added benefit that the luncheon will be free for OPC members. Minister Chiang serves as the spokesman for Taiwan's cabinet and he is the primary link between the media and the government. His government is pursuing new economic and political initiatives across the Taiwan Strait with mainland China, which does not officially recognize the right of Taiwan to exist as a separate political entity. Because of China’s diplomatic weight, Taiwan risked isolation in the international community as well as economic stagnation. So it has begun to seek greater economic cooperation with China in the form of a cross-strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA). With more economic inter-dependence between Taipei..

  • Location: Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall ,

    Date:22 June 2010

    Time: 08:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

    As part of its 2100 in 2010 campaign to free Burma’s estimated 2,100 political prisoners, Human Rights Watch has partnered with creative agency JWT to organize a special one-day event at New York’s Grand Central Station on June 22. The event’s centerpiece will be an interactive installation that will enable visitors to sign a petition on behalf of Burma’s political prisoners, to be sent to Burma’s military leader.Learn more about the event >>If you cannot attend the event today and are interested in adding your voice to the cause, sign the Human Rights Watch petition.

  • Non-OPC Events

    Rita Cosby Book Night

    Location: Consulate General of Poland, 233 Madison Avenue,

    Date:22 June 2010

    Time: 07:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    OPC member Rita Cosby will be featured at a Book Night at the Consulate General of Poland, De Lamar Mansion to present her book “Quiet Hero: Secrets From my Father’s Past,” the story how she uncovered her father’s history as a Polish Resistance fighter and as a POW. Al Kaff reviewed the book in the June Bulletin writing: HER FATHER LEFT POLAND after World War II, but his daughter knew little about his past. Scars were all over his body, but he refused to talk about what had happened to him. When she was a teenager, her father divorced her mother, and he left the family. Years later, his daughter, Rita Cosby, found a worn suitcase filled with mementos including a worn Polish Resistance armband, a rusted tag bearing a prisoner’s number and a POW identity card. Cosby, an OPC member, finally persuaded her father to talk about his WWII..

  • Location: Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65 Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) upper level,

    Date:21 June 2010

    Time: 04:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Human Rights Watch has an extensive June documentary film festival featuring more than 30 films.  This is the 21st year of their festival, and the OPC, through our board member Minky Worden (Media Director of HRW), will co-sponsor two films "Camp Victory" and "Restrepo" both about the war in Afghanistan.  "Restrepo" is the winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and is the work of photographer/ cinematographer Tim Hetherington and the acclaimed author Sebastian Junger. The film chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. Marines in the Korengal Valley. Hetherington and Junger hunker down in a remote 15 man outpost named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. This is an entirely experiential film – no interviews with generals or diplomats – this is war, full stop. The dates and times of "Restrepo" are: Friday, June 18 at 9:30 p.m.Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m.Monday,..

  • Location: Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65 Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) upper level,

    Date:20 June 2010

    Time: 04:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Human Rights Watch has an extensive June documentary film festival featuring more than 30 films.  This is the 21st year of their festival, and the OPC, through our board member Minky Worden (Media Director of HRW), will co-sponsor two films "Camp Victory" and "Restrepo" both about the war in Afghanistan.  "Restrepo" is the winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and is the work of photographer/ cinematographer Tim Hetherington and the acclaimed author Sebastian Junger. The film chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. Marines in the Korengal Valley. Hetherington and Junger hunker down in a remote 15 man outpost named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. This is an entirely experiential film – no interviews with generals or diplomats – this is war, full stop. The dates and times of "Restrepo" are: Friday, June 18 at 9:30 p.m.Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m.Monday,..

  • Location: Microsoft Technology Center, 1290 Avenue of the Americas (between 51st and 52nd streets) 5th floor,

    Date:12 July 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    AN OPC SPECIAL LEARNING EVENT July 12 The Overseas Press Club of America & Microsoft Want to Help You: GET UP TO SPEED WITH INTERNET JOURNALISM TOOLS! In a special session for OPC members, The New York Microsoft office is offering a free primer on the latest digital technology for PC users on Monday evening, July 12, At the session titled, “Digital Tools for Digital Journalists,” Microsoft technology specialists will walk through new technologies for today’s digital journalist or blogger, including note-taking, gathering and editing audio sound bites and blogging with OneNote 2010, and lightweight photo and video editing tools with Windows Live Essentials. For the experienced digital journalist wanting a sneak peek at these new tools or a traditional journalist seeking to make the jump online, this session will be equal parts interactive and educational. The session is open to 20 OPC members and will take place at the..

  • Location: Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65 Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) upper level,

    Date:18 June 2010

    Time: 09:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.

    Human Rights Watch has an extensive June documentary film festival featuring more than 30 films.  This is the 21st year of their festival, and the OPC, through our board member Minky Worden (Media Director of HRW), will co-sponsor two films "Camp Victory" and "Restrepo" both about the war in Afghanistan.  "Restrepo" is the winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and is the work of photographer/ cinematographer Tim Hetherington and the acclaimed author Sebastian Junger. The film chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. Marines in the Korengal Valley. Hetherington and Junger hunker down in a remote 15 man outpost named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. This is an entirely experiential film – no interviews with generals or diplomats – this is war, full stop. The dates and times of "Restrepo" are: Friday, June 18 at 9:30 p.m.Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m.Monday,..

  • Location: Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65 Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) upper level,

    Date:17 June 2010

    Time: 04:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Human Rights Watch has an extensive June documentary film festival featuring more than 30 films.  This is the 21st year of their festival, and the OPC, through our board member Minky Worden (Media Director of HRW), will co-sponsor two films "Camp Victory" and "Restrepo" both about the war in Afghanistan.  Camp Victory explores the reality of building a functioning Afghan military.  Filmmaker Carol Dysinger shot nearly 300 hours of verite footage between 2005 and 2008 and she achieves a remarkable intimacy in telling the story of U.S. National Guardsmen stationed in Heart, Afghanistan who are assigned to train Afghan officers.  Although the United States has poured military aid into Afghanistan, money alone does not produce security – people do.  Frustrations are evident as are moments of humor as the film vividly exposes the difficulties faced by these men from two very different worlds, as they attempt to understand and work..

  • Location: Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65 Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) upper level,

    Date:13 June 2010

    Time: 07:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

    Human Rights Watch has an extensive June documentary film festival featuring more than 30 films.  This is the 21st year of their festival, and the OPC, through our board member Minky Worden (Media Director of HRW), will co-sponsor two films "Camp Victory" and "Restrepo" both about the war in Afghanistan.  Camp Victory explores the reality of building a functioning Afghan military.  Filmmaker Carol Dysinger shot nearly 300 hours of verite footage between 2005 and 2008 and she achieves a remarkable intimacy in telling the story of U.S. National Guardsmen stationed in Heart, Afghanistan who are assigned to train Afghan officers.  Although the United States has poured military aid into Afghanistan, money alone does not produce security – people do.  Frustrations are evident as are moments of humor as the film vividly exposes the difficulties faced by these men from two very different worlds, as they attempt to understand and work..

  • Location: Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65 Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) upper level,

    Date:12 June 2010

    Time: 09:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.

    Human Rights Watch has an extensive June documentary film festival featuring more than 30 films.  This is the 21st year of their festival, and the OPC, through our board member Minky Worden (Media Director of HRW), will co-sponsor two films "Camp Victory, Afghanistan" and "Restrepo" both about the war in Afghanistan.  Camp Victory explores the reality of building a functioning Afghan military.  Filmmaker Carol Dysinger shot nearly 300 hours of verite footage between 2005 and 2008 and she achieves a remarkable intimacy in telling the story of U.S. National Guardsmen stationed in Heart, Afghanistan who are assigned to train Afghan officers.  Although the United States has poured military aid into Afghanistan, money alone does not produce security – people do.  Frustrations are evident as are moments of humor as the film vividly exposes the difficulties faced by these men from two very different worlds, as they attempt to understand and..

  • Non-OPC Events

    INTERPOL Briefing

    Location: Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45 Street at Madison Avenue,

    Date:15 June 2010

    Time: 12:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    If you would like to attend a luncheon with Ron Noble,  Secretary-General of INTERPOL, the OPC has  tickets. Noble will be coming from the opening of the World Cup in South Africa . The reception is at 12:30 p.m., luncheon 1 p.m., and briefing 1:15 to 2 p.m. at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45 Street at Madison Avenue.RSVP by e-mail >>

  • Location: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University ,

    Date:07 June 2010

    Time: 07:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Blueprint for Accountability series fuses theater, film, journalism and debate to craft a moral response against torture. Fahad Hashmi will be sentenced on the same day as this event-- after three years of pre-trial solitary confinement.  An exclusive interview with Fahad's family from a few weeks ago will be one of the film components of the evening, and Fahad's brother and father will be available for interview at the event on June 7.Members of the press are able to enter the event for free. E-mail Rachel Olin about interviewing any of the panelists and attending the event. Igniting an unprecedented sense of hope and possibility, the election of Barack Obama served to position American resolve and commitment as never before. Echoing the sentiments of those both home and abroad, this opportunity presented a vital call to action: a call for America to regain its footing and once again raise its..

  • Location: 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:15 June 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    A Chance in Hell: The Men who Triumphed over Iraq’s Deadliest City and Turned the Tide of War by Jim Michaels will be previewed by the OPC on June 15 a few weeks before publication. Michaels covers military issues for USA Today and has made about 20 reporting trips to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as supervised the paper's six embedded reporters. Michaels is a former Marine Corps infantry officer and he covered the Persian Gulf War for the San Diego Tribune.Read more about this event >>

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    Date:18 July 2010

    Time: 08:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    TOL still has some places available on its summer journalism and media courses, which will be held in Prague during July and August 2010.The courses feature training by experienced journalists who work for respected media, such as the Associated Press, The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, Harper's and Bloomberg News.Investigative Journalism, July 18-23Participants on this intensive five-day course will learn the essential skills of investigative reporting from a practical perspective, including how to put together a piece of investigative journalism, use sources, build a publishable case and adapt it for print, television, radio and the internet.Foreign Correspondent training course, July 25-August 2This highly popular nine-day course includes both training sessions with seasoned journalists and a practical reporting project, in which participants research, write and file their own story from Prague. A great introduction to international reporting.Photojournalism, August 2-7This five-day course will give participants the opportunity..

  • Location: McCann-Erickson Building, 622 Third Avenue between 40th & 41st Streets, 23rd floor,

    Date:01 June 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    American Business Forum on Europe will hold a discussion on the Future of Business Media: Challenges and Opportunities. Greg Zorthian, President of the Americas and Global Circulation Director of The Financial Times will lead the discussion. Reception begins at 6 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m., promptly A second networking reception following the presentation and Q&RSVP at info@abfe.biz and send payment by May 28.www.abfe.biz

  • Location: 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street,

    Date:20 May 2010

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

    For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. This exhibition of 230 photographs, objects, and clips from television and film looks at the extent to which the rise of the modern civil rights movement paralleled the birth of television and the popularity of picture magazines and other forms of visual mass media. Guest curator Maurice Berger examines the role that visual culture played in the civil rights movement in changing prevailing ideas about race in America .Perspectives 2010: Carol Bove, Lena Herzog, Matthew Porter, Ed Templeton, Hong-An TruongThis is the inaugural installment of a new annual series focusing on significant recent works by contemporary artists, photographers, and filmmakers. These five artists are not..

  • Location: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South,

    Date:19 May 2010

    Time: 08:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    The National Arts Club Presents: Our Times and The New York Times: Stories, as told by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt and Natalie Robins.Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote for The New York Times for some four decades, until 2006.  In that time, he served on the Sunday Book Review, as Senior Daily Book Reviewer, and as chief obituary writer.  Mostly he worked at home, cohabiting with his wife, the prize-winning author Natalie Robins.  Looking back, they see themselves as having experienced a sort of ménage a trois, composed of the two of them and HIM -- the presence whose byline appeared some 4,000 times over those years, and for whom they both slaved.  For HIM, the phone rang and bags of books arrived daily and from HIM they often wished to -- but never could -- escape.How they dealt with HIM makes for many anecdotes.  Somehow, Natalie wrote her books, ranging from “Savage Grace,” which..

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:11 May 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    When trying to understand the collision of Islam and the West, the narrative usually goes back to the U.S.-backed Islamic insurgency in Afghanistan against the Russians. It was the usual Cold War scenario. But Ian Johnson dug deeper into history to the end of World War II and the start of the Cold War in his book, A Mosque in Munich.  Join us on Tuesday, May 11 for a Book Night with Johnson at Club Quarters. Read more about this event >>

  • Location: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, 20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor,

    Date:03 May 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.

    In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, please join Reporters Without Borders at New York University to discuss and debate the current state of global press freedom and the latest safety concerns for journalists. The panel with Mike Oreskes, David Rohde and Emilio Gutierrez Soto will take place Monday, May 3rd, from 6 to 8 pm at the the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. New York Times reporter David Rohde will share his latest experience on war reporting. A Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the newspaper, Rohde and his fixer were kidnapped in Afghanistan in November 2008 and held for over seven months before escaping. Mike Oreskes, senior managing editor of The Associated Press, will discuss the role newsrooms and public alerts can play in crisis situations. Oreskes will also lead a discussion with Emilio Gutierrez Soto, the first Mexican journalist to apply for asylum in the..

  • Location: NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor ,

    Date:22 April 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    Want to land a gig inside the halls of the world's leading multilateral institution? The United Nations continues to hire on a scale that defies the global economy, but the path to employment within the institution's multiple organs, bodies and programs is often filled with twists and turns. This course will help you navigate the labyrinth and find a job within the UN system. We'll give you the inside tips on which bodies are hiring, which are best suited to your skills and interests, and what to expect once you're in. *Food and refreshments will be served* In this course you will learn: How the hiring process works within the core institutions that make up the United Nations Which organs of the world body are currently hiring How to prepare for the general exam How to navigate your career path once you're in  Register online >>

  • Location: The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street,

    Date:05 April 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi will discuss her book, Between Two Worlds, with Roger Cohen at the Times Center in New York.On January 31, 2009, Saberi was dragged from her home in Iran, arrested and accused of espionage. After a sham trial, she was sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison, but following broad-based international pressure, Saberi was released on appeal.The 32-year-old Saberi had been working as a journalist in Iran since 2003. With a profoundly unique perspective, Saberi's book offers a rich, dramatic and illuminating portrain of Iran as it undergoes a striking transformation.Her book goes on sale March 30.

  • Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40 Street,

    Date:09 April 2010

    Time: 02:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

    OPC leaders William J. Holstein, Marcus Mabry, Craig Whitney and Dinda Elliott will discuss the crisis in foreign news reporting at the 2010 SPJ Spring Conference at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The panel is sponsored by the Overseas Press Club, the nation's oldest and largest association of journalists engaged in international news, this panel will discuss the changes in international reporting over the past 30 years, particularly as news organizations have cut their network of correspondents abroad. Learn how this trend has hurt the quality of sustained foreign news coverage and what that means to Americans’ understanding of the world. The panel will be moderated by William Holstein, president, OPC Foundation There will be a mix of roughly 25 students and professional journalists in the audience. To register for this event, go to the SPJ conference website: www.spjregion1.org

  • Location: Club Quarters, 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:23 March 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    To say that Seymour Topping has been an eyewitness to the major news events of the 20th century would be a vast understatement. He has virtually reported or edited the greatest stories of our time. Join us on Tuesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at Club Quarters to hear Topping discuss his vast career, extraordinary experiences and his latest book. His new book On the Front Lines of the Cold War: An American Correspondent’s Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam [Louisiana State University Press, March 2010] picks up the story of the stories that he reported. At the close of World War II, Topping — who had served as an infantry officer in the Pacific — reported for the International News Service from Beijing and Mao’s Yenan stronghold, before joining the Associated Pressin Nanking, Chaing Kai-Shek’s capital. He covered the Chinese Civil War..

  • Location: If this program intrigues you, please call the office 212-626-9220,

    Date:03 March 2010

    Time: 07:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

    Get ready for Tchotchke Night -- a fascinating party at a fabulous location -- the OPC version of show-and-tell. Dust off that precious souvenir from a far-away place that you picked up while on assignment and bring it with you. We want to hear the story about the greatest tchotchke you picked up from abroad. Okay, maybe it is a badly woven Afghan rug you picked up in the Kabul bazaar and you just want to bring a picture, just come tell us the story. This is the Foreign Correspondents' version fo a Poetry Slam. Please bring a souvenir with a story attached and at least one prospective OPC member. We look forward to seeing you there.If this program intrigues you and you have an interest in joining fellow foreign correspondents as a member of the OPC, please call the office at 212-626-9220 for more information.

  • OPC Events

    OPC Holiday Party

    Location: Club Quarters, Rockefeller Center,

    Date:05 January 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Join us from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5 at Rockefeller Center Club Quarters, 25 West 51 Street, with a view of the tree. We'll have an open bar, mashed-potato martini bar, buffet, dessert and coffee. Advance Reservations Essential. Call the OPC 212-626-9220 or e-mail us.

  • OPC Awards

    OPC Awards Dinner

    Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel,

    Date:22 April 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 11:45 p.m.

    Thursday, April 22 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York where Andy Rooney will be honored with the OPC President's Award. Presenting the awards is Kimberly Dozier, correspondent for CBS News Washington bureau, concentrating mainly on national security issues. David Rohde of The New York Times will light the candle in honor of the 71 (according to the CPJ) journalists killed last year in the line of duty. OPC member tickets will remain the same price, $225 per ticket for a member and spouse or one guest. Non- member tickets are $500. Tables will also be sold at different levels: $12,000 for Patrons, $8,000 for Sponsors and $5,000 for Friends. Bill Holstein, former President and current President of the OPC Foundation, is the Chair of the Dinner Committee again this year after the success of last year’s awards dinner. Invitations will be sent in the mail to all members. Reservations..

  • Location: Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue,

    Date:19 February 2010

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

    Twelve winners will be selected for the 2010 OPC Foundation Scholarship. Awards will be bestowed on Friday, February 19, 2010. The Keynote Speaker for this year's luncheon is Lionel Barber, Editor, The Financial Times. The luncheon will be held at the Grand Ballroom, Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City, with a reception at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon from noon to 2 p.m.To RSVP, Contact Jane Reilly by email (select Foundation/Scholarship) or call 201-493-9087The 2010 winners of the OPC Foundation ScholarshipsAbout 200 applications from more than 60 different colleges were received in the most competitive year the Foundation has seen since its inception. Jennifer Brookland, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Leah Finnegan, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Francesca Freeman, Stanford University Graduate School of Journalism Jenny Gross, Northwestern University Artis Henderson, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Karina Ioffee, City University of New York Graduate School of..

  • Location: 40 West 45th Street,

    Date:17 February 2010

    Time: 06:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Join us for this OPC Book Night with Kati Marton who will discuss her latest book, a Cold War memoir, Enemies of the People - My Family’s Journey to America, which was published in the fall of 2009 by Simon and Schuster to critical acclaim. The New York Times called it "a powerful and absorbing narrative…[with] all the magnetism and yes, the excitement of the very best spy fiction."Marton emigrated from Hungary in 1957, but it wasn't until she began to delve into the newly opened files of the Hungarian secret police that she began to piece together the incredible real-life spy story that was her family's history. As Marton researched her family history for this book she learned that her parents were under total surveillance for twenty years. Her father, Endre Marton, received a special George Polk Award and in 1957 he was given the OPC's President's Award for..