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Event: Russian Energy Policy and the New Russian State

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 12:00 PM, I will be participating in a Policy Forum event at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, along with the esteemed Mr. Andrei Illarionov, a former economic advisor to Vladimir Putin. It will be possible to watch and/or listen to the event live online via a webcast. I attach the announcement here:

Russian Energy Policy and the New Russian State POLICY FORUM Monday, November 20, 2006 12:00 PM (Luncheon to Follow) Featuring Robert Amsterdam, Attorney for Mikhail Khodorkovsky; and Andrei Illarionov, Former Economic Adviser to President Putin and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute. The Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 tv Watch the Event Live in RealVideo Listen to the Event in RealAudio (Audio Only) Russian energy policy is reflecting a change in the conduct of the Kremlin’s domestic and foreign affairs. Robert Amsterdam, a partner at Amsterdam and Peroff, will explain how the treatment of private energy companies in Russia is part of a broader pattern of political centralization and will describe what he believes are the global goals of Russia’s more aggressive, energy-driven foreign policy. Andrei Illarionov, the newest senior fellow at the Cato Institute, will describe the accelerated pace of change in Russia and new ways in which political, economic and civil liberties are being eliminated. Cato events, unless otherwise noted, are free of charge. To register for this event, please fill out the form below and click submit or email events@cato.org, fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by 12:00 noon, Friday, November 17, 2006. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and not guaranteed. News media inquiries only (no registrations), please call (202) 789-5200. If you can’t make it to the Cato Institute, watch this forum live online.