Winter 2014 Conference Schedule

Here’s my upcoming roster of conferences and speaking engagements. As always, please let me know if you’d like to connect when I’m in your area: * January 30: Whittier Law School (Orange County), “Why State Legislatures Shouldn’t Regulate Internet Privacy.”…

Some Reflections on Singapore (Twitter Style)

In August, I visited Singapore. It was my first trip to Asia. Some thoughts about my experiences, Twitter style: * The joke is that the two national pastimes of Singapore are shopping and eating. * Orchard Road was ridiculous. Numerous…

Reflections From My Trip to Cuba

In March 2013, my wife and I spent a week in Cuba. I blogged some of my observations about the trip in a three-part series at Forbes: * Part 1: Havana, Cuba And The Dead Hand Of The Municipal Planner…

Fall 2013 Speaking and Travel Schedule

My current travel and speaking plans for the rest of 2013. As usual, if I’m going to be in your neighborhood and you’d like to visit, let me know. * sometime in July. I’m headed to the Portland, Maine area….

More Reflections on Visiting St. Petersburg, Russia

In May 2013, I went to St. Petersburg, Russia for the second time in three years. In 2011, I spoke at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a business-oriented event that focused heavily on natural resource extraction in Siberia but…

The Exciting Vegetarian Restaurant Scene in St Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg’s vegetarian scene has improved dramatically in the past 2 years. Russia is still not vegetarian-friendly, and Russian vegetarians have a lot of work remaining to overcome years of official anti-vegetarian socialization (see, e.g., this 2012 St. Petersburg Times…

Want Vegetarian Food or a Spinning Class in Cuba? Tough (Guest Blog Post by Lisa Goldman, Part 2 of 2)

[by guest blogger Lisa Goldman] [Eric’s note: in March 2013, Lisa and I visited Cuba. I have written several posts on the subject that I’ll be posting to my Tertium Quid blog and ultimately cross-posting here, probably in the next…

Reflections on Visiting Cuba (Guest Post by Lisa Goldman)

By guest blogger Lisa Goldman [Eric’s note: in March 2013, Lisa and I visited Cuba. I have written several posts on the subject that I’ll be posting to my Tertium Quid blog and ultimately cross-posting here, probably in the next…

Reflections on My Trip to Romania

When I told people I was going to Romania, I got a range of responses. Some folks questioned why I’d want to go there, implicitly viewing it as a second-tier tourist destination, or expressing concern about my personal safety. Oher…

“Island Hopping in the California Channel Islands” Tour Recap

In May, I took a 3 day boat tour of the California Channel Islands through the Sierra Club. The boat, the “Truth,” left from the Santa Barbara harbor and visited four of the northern Channel Islands: Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa…