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Dr. Agnia Grigas is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council working on energy and geopolitical economy. 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” (Routlege 2013, 2016).
She is also an Associate with the Argonne National Laboratories, and an advisory board member for educational institutions and energy companies such as the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs at Occidental College, the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis, LITGAS, and others. She has testified for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on American LNG exports to Europe.
Agnia has fifteen years of experience in business development and strategic advisory for multinational corporations and U.S. government institutions on growth opportunities and political risks to execute global business development goals. 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, regularly appearing in WSJ, NYT, CNN, Forbes, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Foreign Affairs.
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. Follow via: @AgniaGrigas & grigas.net
Michaels (view CV) is a graduate of Williams College, Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and Yale Law School, where he served as an articles editor for the Yale Law Journal. Michaels clerked first for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. Immediately prior to his appointment at UCLA, Michaels worked as an associate in Arnold & Porter’s National Security Law and Public Policy Group in Washington, DC.
A two-time winner of the American Constitution Society’s Cudahy Award for scholarly excellence in administrative law, Michaels is a frequent legal affairs commentator for national and local media outlets and contributes regularly to the Take Care blog.
His book, Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic, was published by Harvard University Press in October 2017.
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