Matej Jungwirth is AMO Research Fellow with a primary focus on the transatlantic relations and U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
Matej is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science at Northwestern University. In 2019, Matej obtained Master in Public Affairs degree from the School of Public International Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, he earned his B.A. from Beloit College, USA, in international relations and comparative literature. While completing his undergraduate degree, he studied in Amman, Jordan, at American University in Washington, D.C., and at the University of Cyprus.
Matej’s senior honors thesis explored the issues of political (mis)representation and agency of displaced Azeris and Palestinians. After graduation, he returned to the Czech Republic to work as a foreign policy adviser to Czech Senator Václav Láska and as a programme coordinator of the Ecology and Foreign Policy programs at the Prague office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation. He also worked as analyst at the STEM Institute.
In the summer of 2018, Matej interned with Caucasus Resource Research Center – Armenia, an Armenian social survey research outfit, where he carried out data analysis, assisted with research design and drafted output reports.