Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker
  • Vice-President, Studies
    Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Michele Wucker is Vice-President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Formerly, she was President of the World Policy Institute in New York City. She 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”. 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 Fall 2014. Wucker is a frequent commentator on US and international television networks on matters of immigration and the global economy. She received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing views of citizenship. She is also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Authors Guild and PEN, and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project. Wucker holds a BA from Rice University and an MA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.