Today I have the honor of giving a talk at Stanford Law School’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. If any of my blog readers are in the Bay Area, I invite you to come out and see the speech (sorry for the late notice). The seminar will be titled “The Khodorkovsky Case: Human Rights and Rule of Law in Putin’s Russia” – but per usual, we will use much of the time to discuss energy politics and contemporary issues in Russia’s relationships with Europe and the United States. Later on today I will post up some notes from the talk, and let everyone know what kinds of questions, opinions, and debates on Russia are currently taking place in California’s academic community. I expect it will be a very interesting afternoon.