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Hey, come on down to the CNAS annual policy hoedown on June 2nd

We’re having the Washington equivalent of a barn-raising: A daylong policy symposium, followed by drinks and carrying on at night. Here are some of the nerd celebrities who will be speaking: Ambassador Anne Patterson, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Rand Beers, Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security Admiral ...

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We're having the Washington equivalent of a barn-raising: A daylong policy symposium, followed by drinks and carrying on at night.

Here are some of the nerd celebrities who will be speaking:

Ambassador Anne Patterson, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan

We’re having the Washington equivalent of a barn-raising: A daylong policy symposium, followed by drinks and carrying on at night.

Here are some of the nerd celebrities who will be speaking:

Ambassador Anne Patterson, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan

Rand Beers, Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security

Admiral Patrick Walsh, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Bing West, author of The Wrong War, The Strongest Tribe, and The Village

Max Kelly, former Chief Security Officer at Facebook

Jim Miller, Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Associate Editor at the Washington Post and author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City

Ellen Nakashima, National News Reporter at the Washington Post

Steve Coll, President of the New America Foundation and author of Ghost Wars and The Bin Ladens

Shadi Hamid, Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center

Karen House, former Publisher of the Wall Street Journal

Plus the CNAS gang

For more info and to try to get in, click here.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1
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