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Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker

2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, NYC-based World Policy Institute president, VP of studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, International Financing Review Latin America bureau chief, and written for NY Times, CNN, Wall Street Journal and more.

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Michele Wucker is the author of THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore (St Martin’s Press, April, 2016). She also is the author ofLOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right (PublicAffairs, 2006/7) and WHY THE COCKS FIGHT: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola (Hill & Wang, 1999/2000).

In 2015, she founded Gray Rhino & Company to help leaders and organizations to identify and strategize responses to risks that are neglected despite -or sometimes because of- their size. Her previous positions include Vice President for Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; President of the World Policy Institute, which she re-launched in 2007; and Latin America Bureau Chief at International Financing Review. Her writing has appeared in publications around the world including, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She has been interviewed by many media including National Public Radio, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News.

She has been recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors.

Michele is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, PEN, and the Authors Guild. She is a graduate of Rice University and of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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