Ulrike Franke

Policy Affiliate, Governance of AI

Dr. Ulrike Franke is a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Her areas of focus include German and European security and defence, the future of warfare, and the impact of new technologies on warfare, such as drones and artificial intelligence.

Ulrike has published widely on these and other topics, among others in Die ZeitFAZRUSI Whitehall PapersComparative StrategyWar on the Rocks, Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, and regularly appears as commentator in the media. She co-hosts the Sicherheitshalber Podcast, a German-language podcast on security and defence.

Ulrike holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford. For her PhD thesis on the military implications of drones, she received the John McCain Dissertation Award from the Munich Security Conference 2019. She also holds a BA from Sciences Po Paris and a double summa cum laude MA degree from Sciences Po Paris (Affaires internationales/Sécurité internationale) and the University of St. Gallen (International Affairs and Governance).