Michele Wucker

Executive Director

World Policy Institute

Michele Wucker is executive director of the World Policy Institute, the non-partisan center for global policy analysis and thought leadership and publisher of World Policy Journal. She is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right (Public Affairs 2006/paperback 2007; a Washington Post Book World "Best Nonfiction of 2006" Selection) and Why The Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola (FSG/Hill & Wang, 1999/2000).

She is a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a 2009 Young Leader of the American Council on Germany, and a 2008 Progressive Women's Voices honoree. She received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on citizenship and immigration issue. Ms. Wucker lectures frequently about immigration and security, cross-cultural conflict and conciliation, Latin American and Caribbean politics, and global economic policy. She is an advisor to Batey Relief Alliance and the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project.

Formerly Latin America bureau chief for International Financing Review, Ms. Wucker has written for many U.S. and Latin American publications including the American Prospect, America Economia, the Guardian, Newsday, the New York Times, Texas Observer, Valor Economico, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and World Policy Journal.

Ms. Wucker is a frequent television and radio commentator on immigration and international economics and has been a source for major U.S. and international media including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Reuters, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International.

Ms. Wucker is a graduate of Rice University and of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Focus: Democracy, Economy, Migration, Security, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Americas, Europe


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