Robert W. Orttung

Title:
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Assistant Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Office:
Suite 412 C
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-5730
Fax: 202-994-5436
Email:
rorttung@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Comparative politics, Russia, Ukraine, Energy security, Federalism, Democracy

Background

Professor Orttung came to GW in 2011, after working at the Open Media Research Institute, EastWest Institute, American University's Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, and the Jefferson Institute. Orttung works as the assistant director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. In correlation with his work at GW, Orttung is also a visiting fellow at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

Education

Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles

Publications

Professor Orttung has published numerous articles in the media, including in the Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Politico, Newsday, Moscow Times, and Nezavisimaya gazeta.