Project Description

Agnia Grigas

Energy and political risk expert, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Warsaw Security Forum

Dr. Agnia Grigas is an energy and political risk expert at Argonne National Laboratories and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. She is the author of three 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).

With more than fifteen years of experience as a business development and political risk advisor, Agnia has consulted in both the public and private sectors. Currently she is a independent board member of Lithuanian natural gas company LITGAS. Previously she served as an energy and FDI advisor to the Lithuanian MFA. She started her career as a financial analyst at JPMorgan and subsequently advised on emerging markets for Eurasia Group, Barclays Bank, and others multinational companies.

As a recognized thought leader in her field, Dr. Grigas is a frequent media contributor and commentator (WSJ, NYT, CNN, Forbes, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Reuters, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy). She has testified for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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