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Executive Director, World Policy Institute

July 14th, 2010

Area of Expertise: Business and Globalization, Civil Society, Development, International Relations, Migration and Integration, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean
Languages: English, Spanish
Field of Work: Author/Novelist, Non-Governmental, Think tank/Research center
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America


Michele Wucker3 Michele WuckerMichele Wucker is Executive Director of the World Policy Institute, a nonpartisan center for progressive global policy research and thought leadership which publishes the widely cited and highly respected quarterly magazine, World Policy Journal. She is a specialist on Latin American and Caribbean politics, particularly in Haiti, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.

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).

Ms. Wucker received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing views of citizenship, exclusion, and belonging.

A sought-after public speaker, she lectures frequently about immigration, cross-cultural conflict and conciliation, and Caribbean politics.

Formerly Latin America bureau chief for International Financing Review, Michele has written for many U.S. and Latin American publications including The American Prospect, America Economia, The Guardian, Internationale Politik, Newsday, The New York Times, Valor Economico, Tikkun, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Ms. Wucker is an advisor to Batey Relief Alliance and the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project.

She is a graduate of Rice University and of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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