You are invited to a Lyceum Series summer event at the Alexandria Campus on Monday, June 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room AA-196 (Bisdorf Building). Guest speaker Dr. Ulrike Guérot’s topic is “Europe and the U.S. Between NSA, TTIP and Ukraine: Common Policy or Drifting Apart?” The event is free and open to the public.
The event is part of the American Council on Germany’s Dr. Henry A. Kissinger Transatlantic Speaker Program at the Warburg Chapters, and is made possible by a generous grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation.
Guérot is a European publicist with more than 20 years of experience in German-French affairs, European relations at large and transatlantic relations. Together with Robert Menasse, she published a manifesto for the foundation of a European republic in April 2013. In recognition of her achievements for German-French relations, she was invited to join the German president’s delegation to France in September 2013. The Italian Journal LIMES listed her as one of the 100 European “Thought Leaders” in 2011 and she received the French Order of Merit “Pour le Mérit” for her European commitment in 2003.
Guérot is senior fellow at the Open Society Initiative for Europe and works as an analyst and public intellectual on issues such as European integration and the EU’s role in a globalized world, with a recent emphasis on Germany’s changed role and responsibility both in Europe and the world. As managing director of the Simone Veil Centre for European Governance, she is also running the European Democracy Lab. The Lab seeks to reframe concepts such as democracy, federalism and legitimacy in ways to allow the current crisis to become a stimulus for positive change.