Center for Strategic and International Studies Opening

The CSIS dinner was served in rooms on three floors. On the ninth floor, the tables were named after different monuments in Washington, including the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Dinner was served before speeches and entertainment. The menu included a mixed salad, roast chicken, and grilled fish. Later, there was a dessert buffet. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Among the guests at the CSIS dinner were Shin Donowaki, VP of Sumitomo Corporation of America, and Chen Yanjun, political counselor for the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Seated together at the “Smithsonian” table were former CIA and FBI director William Webster and former senator Bennett Johnson. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Guests gathered in the main CSIS conference room for after-dinner speeches and entertainment. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

CSIS board chairman and former Georgia senator Sam Nunn welcomes guests to the celebration of the organization’s new office building. Photograph courtesy of Sardari.

Bob Schieffer, the host of “Face the Nation” and the lead singer of Honky Tonk Confidential, is greeted by former White House national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. Photograph courtesy of Sardari.

Schieffer started off the set with “Hot Stuff,” a song he said he wrote on behalf of two members of the band. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Bob Schieffer and his band, the Honky Tonk Confidential, rip into some tunes before a seated and well-behaved audience at the Center For Strategic and International Studies. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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