Ulrike Guérot is a European policy specialist and a senior fellow at the Open Society Initiative for Europe. A journalist, essayist, analyst and public intellectual specializing in German-French affairs and European relations in general, Guérot is managing director of the Simone Veil Center for European Governance, and runs the European Democracy Lab, a think tank that seeks to reframe concepts such as democracy and federalism in the EU.
In April 2013, Guérot published, with Robert Menasse, a manifesto for a the foundation of a European republic. In September 2013, she was invited to join the German President's delegation to France in recognition of her achievements for German-French relations. Previously, the Italian geopolitical journal Limes listed Guérot as one of the top 100 European Thought Leaders in 2011. In 2003, she received the French Order of Merit.Guérot has taught at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Johns Hopkins University and Cargé de Mission at Notre Europe.