Michele Wucker

Author, The Gray Rhino

As the author of The Gray Rhino, Michele Wucker explores the reasons why leaders and decision makers keep failing to address obvious dangers before they spiral out of control. She brings a wealth of experience to the topic, from her extensive background in policy formation and crisis management, to her continuing work as a sought-after public speaker addressing the issues of leadership, strategy, and the global economy. Prior to becoming an author, she was Vice President of Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and before that President of the World Policy Institute. Her articles have appeared in multiple publications, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

Wucker is a graduate of Rice University and of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project and a founding member of the Border of Lights arts collective.