Speaking

Michele speaking at MTA Sun Desert Festival

Whether through a keynote address, breakout session, or executive education workshop, I can help your organization apply simple but effective tools to help manage highly obvious but under-recognized “gray rhino” challenges to companies, industries, people, and the planet. I can talk your audience through an overview of the gray rhino framework with examples relevant to your industry, or do a deep dive into one of the stages. Does your organization need to develop better alarm signals and decision making systems to make sure your people recognize and speak up when they see a gray rhino? Do you know what the gray rhino is in your organization or industry but can’t seem to get past muddling? Do you need help developing an action plan to get key stakeholders on board?

I’m more than happy to customize my presentation to meet your organization’s needs, whether focusing on your organizational, industry or civic gray rhinos or putting in context the global policy gray rhinos that will affect us all.

In addition to gray rhinos, my favorite speaking topics involve macro strategy, global economics and finance, women’s leadership, immigration policy, new global models of citizenship, or the complex relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

For more information about my rates and availability, please follow this link to contact SpeakersConnect.

SELECTED RECENT APPEARANCES

TED/US Air Force Salon, New York City, February 2019

Formuesdagen 2016 – Hvordan kan vi gjenkjenne åpenbare farer før de blir en realitet? from Formuesforvaltning AS on Vimeo. (comments in English)

OTHER PAST APPEARANCES

UNIVERSITY LECTURES
Adelphi University • Amherst College •  Center for North American Studies, Tec de Monterrey, Santa Fe Campus, Distrito Federal, Mexico  • City University of New York  •  Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs • Columbia University Law School/National Coalition for Haitian Rights • Creighton University  • DePauw University, Black Studies Department • Fordham University • Framingham State University • Geneva College • Georgetown University Caribbean Project • Jersey City University • Lazarski University, Warsaw • University of Minnesota-Duluth • Middlebury College, Latin American History • New York University  •  Marquette University, Latin American Studies • New School University • Olivet College • Pace Law School • PUCMM, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic • Portland State University (Oregon) • Rice University, Baker Policy Institute • Rice University, Anthropology and Media  •  SUNY-Albany/Haitian Development Foundation •  Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic • Sophia University, Tokyo • Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business • University of Texas, Caribbean History • University of Texas Law School •  Trinity College •  Westchester Community College •  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Latin American Studies  •  University of Vermont  •  Yale Law School  •  Yale University Summer Institute for Educators

OTHER FORA
American Historical Association  • American Bar Association International Chapter, Paris •  American Council on International Personnel (now Global Immigration Council) • Asia Society • American Society of Journalists and Authors • Bangor Foreign Policy Forum • Blouin Global Creative Leadership Summit • Brecht Forum • Conference de Montreal •  Collegium Civitas, Warsaw • Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Berlin • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest • Global Democracy & Development Foundation, Santo Domingo • Latin American Studies Association   Council on Foreign Relations • Demos Forum • Humanist Center of Cultures  • Institute for Work and the Economy • International Institute of New Jersey • L’Antillaise Art Gallery, Austin •   Nyack Community Center, Nyack, NY  • South Asian Journalists Association • Tap-Tap restaurant/cultural center, Miami • Tikkun/Foundation for Ethics and Meaning conference on Reinventing Politics and Society at the New Millennium • Toronto Forum on Global Cities • United Community Center, Milwaukee • US Chamber of Commerce • US State Department • Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summit