Robert M. Cutler

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University

Robert M. Cutler is currently a Fellow of the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa. After a dozen years exclusively in universities, he expanded into policy analysis and consulting, mainly as an energy security specialist. He sits on the editorial boards of professional and policy journals, and has served on the executive board of the International Research Foundation for Development (also its representative to the U.N. General Assembly's Economic and Social Council) and the Central Eurasian Studies Society.

With practical experience in Euro-Caspian energy development, he writes and speaks on a plethora of issues related to energy cooperation, ethnic conflict, and international security and cooperation over the whole of Eurasia and its varied subregions. He has worked with think tanks, international energy firms, civil society NGOs, governments, and international institutions on questions of organizational design, risk analysis, negotiation strategies, and information management.

In twenty-five years of professional life, he has made over 130 professional presentations to conventions, conferences, seminars, and workshops, including invited keynote addresses; published nearly 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and edited two books; and produced many dozens of briefer situational and policy analyses, for both private and public distribution, including op-ed opinion columns, in English, French, and Russian.

Robert received his undergraduate degrees from MIT and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He has held research positions and teaching appointments at leading universities in the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, and Russia.

Last Updated: August 10, 2017