Dr. Agnia Grigas is an author, speaker and consultant on energy and political risk.

She is the author of three critically acclaimed books The New Geopolitics of 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).

Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.

As a researcher, she collaborates with prominent American and European academic institutions and think tanks. She is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC and serves on the advisory boards of  the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles, the Eastern European Studies Center, and the Vilnius Institute of Policy Analysis in Lithuania.

Published studies

She has published studies for and lectured at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council, the International Peace Institute, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Wilson Center, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Columbia University, New York University, and Notre Europe Jacques Delors Institute among many others.

Private Consulting

In the private sector, Dr. Grigas has advised multinational companies in the energy, technology, and finance sectors. She is experienced in crafting and implementing strategies for Fortune 500 companies and working directly with C-level executives. 

Her clients have included the likes of Barclays Bank, where she led its international growth initiatives including opening one of their four global strategic engineering centers in Vilnius, Lithuania which became the largest center of its kind in the country.

Adviser on Energy Security

Her professional experience goes beyond the boardroom or the classroom, taking her into public service as well. Serving as an advisor on energy security and economy to the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008-2009), she specialized in attracting foreign investment and in regional gas diversification solutions, including working on the early stages of the Klaipėda LNG Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). Earlier in 2001, Grigas held a fellowship in the Georgian President’s Office.

An experienced communicator

An experienced communicator on screen, in print, and in person. Dr. Grigas frequently writes and comments in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, U.S.News, The American Interest, Forbes, The National Interest, Reuters, among other international outlets.

She is represented by the Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements.


She graduated cum laude with a BA in economics and political science from Columbia University, New York, NY and earned her Master’s and Doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford, UK where she is an alumna of St Antony’s and Brasenose colleges.

Dr. Agnia Grigas resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.