2016 Monthly Luncheon Programs

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, December 15, 2016

WHERE / WHEN:  American Legion, 900 S. La Grange Road, in La Grange at 4:15-5:45 pm

Followed by  American Legion's Fifth District Holiday Party   

PROGRAM:  IPCC General Membership Meeting

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, November 17, 2016  

WHERE / WHEN: The House of Fortune Chinese Restaurant, at 2407 S. Wentworth Street, in Chinatown at 11:30

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Dianne Chenier

Dianne Chenier possesses an MA in Ethnic Studies and an MS in Library Science with an emphasis on "multicultural materials for teachers and librarians ".  She is a former educator of 35 years having served in the following capacities: 18 years as a classroom teacher of grades 1st, 2nd and 3rd; 5 years as a teacher mentor for improved classroom instruction in the field of reading; 12 years as the District Library Supervisor for eight K-6 buildings and one Junior High; part-time adjunct professor at Chicago State University in the Department of Library Science.

After retiring, 15 years ago, Dianne is now able to devote more time to her passion for traveling to different countries to learn about other cultures around the world. During her adulthood, she has visited 50 countries.  She says: "If I could stop myself from returning to the Tuscan region of Italy there would have been 4 additional countries added to that count!" For the past year, she has proudly served as an Ambassador for Road Scholar. Dianne is available to give presentations to any adult organization interested in learning more about Road Scholar and the types of educational programs that are offered.

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, November 17, 2016  

WHERE / WHEN: The House of Fortune Chinese Restaurant, at 2407 S. Wentworth Street, in Chinatown at 1:00pm, following the Speaker Program

PROGRAM:  Election of 2017 IPCC's board and officers

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, October 20, 2016

WHERE / WHEN:  American Legion, 900 S. La Grange Road, in La Grange

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 Networking | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Meeting  

PROGRAM:  IPCC Board Planning Meeting  

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, September 29, 2016  

WHERE / WHEN:  Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

11:30 a.m. Networking | 12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM: Larry Tye, Author, and Reporter

"Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon"

Larry Tye is a New York Times bestselling author whose most recent book is a biography of Robert F. Kennedy, the former attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate, exploring RFK's extraordinary transformation from cold warrior to fiery leftist.

Tye's first book, The Father of Spin, is a biography of public relations pioneer Edward L. Bernays. Home Lands looks at the Jewish renewal underway from Boston to Buenos Aires.  Rising from the Rails explores how the black men who worked on George Pullman's railroad sleeping cars helped kick-start the Civil Rights movement and gave birth to today's African-American middle class. Shock, a collaboration with Kitty Dukakis, is a journalist's first-person account of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), psychiatry's most controversial treatment, and a portrait of how that therapy helped one woman overcome debilitating depression.  Satchel is the biography of two American icons - Satchel Paige and Jim Crow. Superman tells the nearly-real life story of the most enduring American hero of the last century.

In addition to his writing, Tye runs the Boston-based Health Coverage Fellowship, which helps the media do a better job reporting on critical issues like public health, mental health, and high-tech medicine. Launched in 2001 and supported by a series of foundations, the fellowship trains a dozen medical journalists a year from newspapers, radio stations, and TV outlets nationwide.

From 1986 to 2001, Tye was an award-winning reporter at The Boston Globe, where his primary beat was medicine. He also served as the Globe's environmental reporter, roving national writer, investigative reporter, and sports writer. Before that, he was the environmental reporter at The Courier-Journal in Louisville and covered government and business at The Anniston Star in Alabama.

Tye, who graduated from Brown University, was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993-94. He taught journalism at Boston University, Northeastern, and Tufts.

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE: Thursday,  August 18, 2016

WHERE / WHEN:  Irish Times Restaurant located at 8869 Burlington Ave. Brookfield.  

3:00 pm - Networking | 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Late Lunch & Meeting  

PROGRAM:  Membership Meeting

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, July 21, 2016  

WHERE / WHEN: Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

11:30 a.m. Networking | 12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Jian Ping, Author presents her book Mulberry Child  

Jian Ping grew up during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in China, living through traumatic chaos and hardship. She worked in Beijing for four years after college and came to the U.S. to do her graduate studies in the mid-1980s. Since the publication of Mulberry Child, Jian Ping has been featured on Chicago Tonight Show with Phil Ponce at WTTW, the Asian American Network News, SuncasTV and numerous radio and newspaper interviews in the United States and Canada.

Today, Jian Ping works as a contributing writer at Xinhua News Agency and China Daily, two major media outlets from China. She is also a columnist at Asian Wisconzine, a monthly magazine in the Midwest.  Jian Ping was a recipient of the Florence Bear Picker Fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation and held a Ragdale residency. Her other publications include China in the Next 30 Years (CCTP, Beijing, guest-editor, 2016), Chinese Film Theory (Praeger, New York, co-editor, 1989), and A Fool's Paradise (Xiwang Publishing, China, translator, 1984).

Jian Ping has a bachelor's degree in English from Jilin University, Changchun, China and dual master's degrees in Film and International Affairs from Ohio University. She is on the adjunct faculty at DePaul University and a member of the Chicago Sister Cities International.  She founded MoraQuest in 2008 and works as a consultant in Sino-U.S. cultural exchange programs and business dealings.

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, June 16, 2016   

WHERE / WHEN:  The House of Fortune Chinese Restaurant, at 2407 S. Wentworth Street, in Chinatown at 11:30 pm  

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Author James R. Garrett presents his book Leftovers: Remembrance of Duty

James Garrett, a U.S. Army combat veteran, hails from a small Pennsylvania town where he was born, to join the U.S. Army and become a Green Beret.  As an LRP operative, he was attached to Special Operations Groups in Korea and Vietnam, where his missions were recovery and extraction. As a combat veteran, he has received written commendations for his military service to our nation from the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, the DAV, and the Illinois State House of Representatives.

A martial arts instructor, Garrett, has received extensive media recognition, including Black Belt Magazine, UPI, AP, and TV networks.  He has taught martial arts to all ages and pioneered martial arts for the disabled. His skills have been recognized by all forms of the media.  Many law enforcement officers have benefited from his teachings in unarmed urban combat.

To James Garrett, the most important tenets are Duty * Honor * Loyalty

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, May 26, 2016

WHERE / WHEN:  IPCC Administrative Office located at 629 W Cermak Rd, Suite 412 in Chicago at 11:30 am

PROGRAM:  IPCC Membership Meeting  

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Friday, May 6, 2016     

WHERE / WHEN:  HILTON | ASMUS Contemporary, 716 North Wells, Chicago (River North)  at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Author John Perkins Book Signing Event

The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary presents John Perkins, the former economist and author of the New York Times bestselling book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," which remained on the NY Times bestseller list for 73 weeks. Since its release in 2004, the book has sold more than 1.25 million copies worldwide and been translated into 32 languages. Perkins will be in Chicago on May 6th for a book signing and lecture of the follow-up to his bestseller, The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells in River North.

In this new edition of the New York Times million-copy bestseller – 40 percent of which is completely new material — Perkins adds a new introduction and fifteen new chapters to his eye-opening classic, bringing the story of economic hit men up-to-date. In this tell-all book, a former economic hit man (EHM) John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others manipulated countries around the globe and changed history.

John Perkins was formerly Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, the IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since then, his books have sold more than 1 million copies. He has lectured at more than 50 universities around the world, and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, and in the pages of Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications.

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, March 17, 2016  

WHERE / WHEN: The House of Fortune Chinese Restaurant, at 2407 S. Wentworth Street, in Chinatown at 11:30am.

PROGRAM: IPCC Membership & Planning Luncheon Meeting    

 

International Press Club of Chicago ~ Diplomatic Series

DATE:   Thursday, February 18, 2016    

WHERE / WHEN: Goethe-Institut, 150 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 200, Chicago

11:30 a.m. Arrival & Networking | 12:00 Noon Light Lunch | 12:30-1:30 p.m. Program

Diplomatic Guest Speaker and Host: Consul General for the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago, The Honorable Herbert Quelle

IPCC presents:  "A Glimpse of Germany". Our Host Country for the first program in our 2016 series is THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY - a country which never ceases to amaze the world! Germany has proven itself time and again to be one of the true leaders of the European Union, NATO, and of the EUROZONE. Through ever increasing numbers of innovations, achievements and unbridled creativity in business, industry, commerce, and the arts, Germany has long since realized its sense of place, responsibility, and duty on the world stage.

Add in the unmatched beauty of rolling green Alpine meadows set against the backdrop of the majestic Alps, pristine lakes and rivers, seamlessly connected to the most modern of cities on the continent by world-class air, sea, rail and road networks, and you've got an experience that only a country located at the very heart of Europe can deliver!

 

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, January 28, 2016  

WHERE / WHEN: Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

11:30 a.m. Networking | 12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Trent Angers, Author & Biographer

Topic:  The Forgotten Hero of My Lai, the biography of Hugh Thompson

A new piece of American history is presented in the new, Revised Edition of Angers' book, The Forgotten Hero of My Lai, and he'll be explaining it to the public during a talk while in Chicago. Even before the Watergate scandal of 1972-74 that brought down his Presidency, Richard Nixon was deeply involved in another illegal action that could have been grounds for impeachment.  It is now clear, after extensive research, that Nixon initiated a campaign to sabotage the My Lai trials so no American soldier would be convicted of a war crime. His motive was to try to control the damage being done to the reputation of the U.S. military in the wake of the revelation of the My Lai massacre. This previously unknown White House scandal - a new piece of American history - is revealed in the newly published Revised Edition of The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story.

The author is veteran journalist Trent Angers of Lafayette, La., who was nominated in 2000 and 2001 for the Nobel Prize in Literature for his writings about Thompson's heroic actions during the Vietnam War.

For the first time ever in entertainment history, the story of the My Lai Massacre - and the heroic soldier who stopped it - is being brought to the American stage. The musical/monodrama titled "My Lai" will be performed at the Harris Theater in Chicago on the evening of Friday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. While the play was performed at Stanford University in October, the coming performance in Chicago is being billed as the fully staged version - The World Premier. Prior to the performance and afterward, Hugh Thompson's biographer, Trent Angers, will be on hand to talk with patrons about Thompson's heroism in stopping the My Lai massacre. (Angers, a seasoned journalist, and editor from south Louisiana, was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work on the Hugh Thompson story.)