Irena Schneider

Assistant Director, Centre for the Study of Governance and Society at King's College London
Co-Founder/CEO, Lyrical Science

Irena Schneider is the assistant director of the Centre for the Study of Governance and Society at King's College London. She is also the cofounder and CEO of Lyrical Science. She earned her PhD in political economy at King’s College London. Her research interests are comparative politics, political trust, corruption, political transitions, and authoritarianism. She holds an MA in Russian and Eurasian studies, with distinction, from European University, and a BA in international studies, with high honors, from American University. Irena was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith fellow during the 2016-2017 academic year.