Examining Russia’s Energy and Political Outlooks: Prospects and Challenges
Monday, April 22, 2013 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Harry Harding Auditorium, Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 213
1957 E Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052
There will be a lightly catered reception held outside the auditorium from 5:30pm – 6:00pm.
Please join us for a panel discussion featuring Dr. Robert Orttung and Mr. Oleg Kozloksy, two Russian scholars who will examine and analyze the key political and energy challenges facing Russia over the next decade. This event is proudly hosted by The George Washington University’s Professional Foreign Service Fraternity and The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs.
Dr. Orttung came to GW after working at the Open Media Research Institute, EastWest Institute, American University’s Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, and the Jeﬀerson Institute. He is also a visiting fellow at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Dr. Orttung’s research focuses on federalism, energy security, and the role of information in Russian politics. Among his most recent publications are the co-edited volumes Energy and the Transformation of International Relations (2009) and Russian Energy Power and Foreign Relations (2009). He has published numerous articles in the media, including in the Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Politico, Newsday, Moscow Times, and Nezavisimaya gazeta.
Oleg Kozlovsky is a Fulbright Visiting Researcher working on his dissertation, which examines the influence of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution on Russian political life. His academic interests include non-violent political resistance movements, democratic revolutions, as well as use of new media for advancing freedom and democracy. Oleg is known in Russia as a civil rights activist, change agent, and blogger.