Michele Wucker ( is 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 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. In addition, in 2015, she founded Gray Rhino and Company, which helps decision makers develop strategies that form new opportunities. She has served as Vice President of Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; President of the World Policy Institute; and Latin America Bureau Chief at International Financing Review. She has been recognized as a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2008 Womens Media Center Progressive Womens Voices alumna, among other honors. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from Rice University. She speaks frequently on the global economy, immigration, leadership, and crisis management. She has been widely interviewed by US and international media including NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN. She is a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project and a founding member of the Border of Lights arts collective. She also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, PEN, and the Authors Guild; an Oxfam America Sisters on the Planet Ambassador; and a member of the advisory board of the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project and of the global advisory board of Womensphere.

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