Irena works as the Head of the Middle East Program and as an analyst for AMO, where she works on projects concerning the Middle East and European integration, and prepares analysis and policy papers. She also makes live commentaries and analyses of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Czech television and radio and publishes articles in major Czech newspapers and journals. Irena lectures at the Anglo-American University, teaching courses on European integration and the modern Middle East. She obtained her B.A. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, majoring in Political Science, and followed on with a master’s degree in Contemporary European Studies at Cambridge University.