Michele Wucker is President of the World Policy Institute, a New York City based global ideas incubator focused on emerging challenges, thinkers, and solutions; and Publisher of World Policy Journal. Ms. Wucker is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right and of Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola. She has been recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and as a Guggenheim Fellow. She speaks often about the global economy, financial crisis, immigration, and women’s leadership, and has been a source for U.S. and international media including CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and National Public Radio. Formerly Latin America bureau chief for International Financing Review, she has written for many major publications including AmericaEconomia, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Wucker is a graduate of Rice University and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she is an Adjunct Associate Professor. She is an advisor to the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, PEN, and the Authors Guild.