Robert W. Orttung
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Director of Research, GW Sustainability Collaborative
Suite 412 C
|Address:||Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W.
Areas of Expertise
Comparative politics, Russia, Ukraine, Energy security, Federalism, Democracy
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.
Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles
- (with Sufian Zhemukhov), The 2014 Winter Olympics and the Evolution of Putin’s Russia, London: Routledge, forthcoming 2015.
- (with Christina Cottiero, Katherine Kucharsky, and Evgenia Olimpieva), “War of Words: The Impact of Russian State Television on the Russian Internet,” Nationalities Papers 43:4 2015: 533-555.
- (with Colin Reiser), “Urban Sustainability in Russia’s Arctic: Lessons from a Recent Conference and Areas for Further Investigations,” Polar Geography 37:3, 2014, 193-214.
- Energy and the Transformation of International Relations: Toward a New Producer-Consumer Framework Andreas Wenger, Robert W. Orttung and Jeronim Perovic, eds., (Oxford University Press, 2009)
- Russian Energy Power and Foreign Relations: Implications for Conflict and Cooperation, Jeronim Perovic, Robert W. Orttung, Andreas Wenger, eds., (Routledge, 2009)
Professor Orttung has published numerous articles in the media, including inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Politico, Newsday, Mo