Michele Wucker

A global thought leader in strategy, public policy, and geo-economics, Michele Wucker draws on three decades of experience in media and non-profit management and content creation and turnarounds. Michele is author, most recently, of THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. She founded Gray Rhino & Company in 2015 to help decision-makers to identify and strategize responses to risks that are neglected despite—or because of—their size and obviousness. She has been recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors. Her past leadership positions include Vice President for Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; President of the World Policy Institute, which she re-launched in a dramatic turnaround; and Latin America Bureau Chief at International Financing Review. She has taught master’s students at the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She also is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right and WHY THE COCKS FIGHT: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola. She has been widely interviewed by major media and has delivered speeches in 15 countries on five continents.