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Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker is the vice president of studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Her new book, The Gray Rhino: Why We Keep Missing the Most Obvious Threats -and How We Can Get Out of their Way, will be published in 2016 by St Martin’s Press. She also is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right, a Washington Post Book World “Best Nonfiction of 2006″ Selection; and Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola. Wucker received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing views of citizenship. She is a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. A sought-after public speaker, Wucker speaks frequently about immigration, the global economy, and leadership. She has been a source for major US and international media including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Reuters, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. She is a graduate of Rice University and of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she has been an Adjunct Associate Professor.