I was invited to present a paper on the work we've been doing at Eastern State Penitentiary to address contemporary issues in the American criminal justice system. The conference headquarters was the Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg.
My session was presented in, of all places, the Museum of Political History of Russia, built into a mansion once belonging to the principal ballerina of the Russian ballet. She was also Nicholas II’s mistress. I presented in her former parlor, with simultaneous translation into Russian and German.