Ulrike Franke
2016, NEFP
PhD Candidate, University of Oxford



Ulrike Esther Franke is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford where she is supervised by Professor Sir Hew Strachan. In her work Ulrike focuses on the military implications of the increasing use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones) by Western armed forces and the Revolution in Military Affairs. She works part time as research assistant for the director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Mark Leonard. In this capacity Ulrike prepares op-eds for European newspapers, is in charge of a weekly podcast and has overseen the publication of “Connectivity Wars – Why Migration, Fiannce, and Trade Are the Geo-economic Battlegrounds of the Future” (2016). In 2013/2014, Ulrike was the Managing Editor of the St. Antony’s International Review (STAIR), Oxford’s Journal of International Affairs. Ulrike also was a member of UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson’s research team, working on drone use in counterterrorism contexts. She has worked as a part-time research assistant for military aerospace at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. Ulrike Franke holds a BA from Sciences Po Paris and a double MA degree from Sciences Po Paris (Affaires internationales/Sécurité internationale) and the University of St. Gallen (International Affairs and Governance)


Terrorism and Radicalization, Nuclear and WMDs, Cyber, Europe and Eurasia

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