Agnia Grigas


Dr Agnia Grigas is a speaker, consultant, and author on energy and geopolitics. She is the author of three acclaimed books: “The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas”; (Harvard University Press, 2017), “Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire”; (Yale University Press, 2016) and “The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia”; (Ashgate, 2013; Routlege 2016). 

An internationally recognized thought leader, Dr. Grigas collaborates with the DC and the international think-tank community. She serves as a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and an advisory board member at the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, Occidental College, the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis and formerly at the LNG trading company LITGAS.

Agnia has fifteen years of experience in business development and strategic advisory for multinational corporations and government institutions. She has testified for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on American LNG exports to Europe and served on the foreign policy team of Hillary Clinton’s 2018 Presidential campaign. Previously she was an energy and FDI advisor to the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She started her career as a financial analyst at JPMorgan and subsequently advised on emerging markets for Eurasia Group, Barclays Bank, and other Fortune 100 companies. 

Dr. Grigas is an in-demand keynote speaker, and a frequent media contributor. Her articles and commentary have appeared in WSJ, NYT, CNN, BBC, Forbes, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Reuters, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and others.

Agnia holds a Master’s and Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.