Spring Diplomacy Breakfast

Thursday, May 19, 2022
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Loyola University of Chicago, Kasbeer Hall (25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611)

Spring Diplomacy Breakfast 2022

Purchase Tickets

$75 for General Admission

$50 for Young Professionals Group Members

The event will be moderated by Bonnie Fong who is a vice president in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. Bonnie is an active community volunteer and serves as Board Chair for the Chinese American Service League, the largest social services agency in the Midwest serving Asian Americans.

Join WorldChicago and an international cohort of six emerging entrepreneurs or our annual Spring Diplomacy Breakfast on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7:30 am at Loyola University Chicago, Kasbeer Hall, 25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611.

This year's event will feature international best-selling author, Michele Wucker, as she shares her unique insights on risk, global markets, and how citizen diplomacy is more important than ever today.

Michele, a Chicago native, has coined the now global term “gray rhino” as a call to pay attention and act on the obvious, highly probable risks that we are all too likely –but not condemned– to neglect despite their size and likelihood. The gray rhino metaphor has moved markets, shaped financial policies, inspired lyrics of a global K-pop hit song by the mega-band BTS, made headlines around the world in more than 50 countries and over 30 languages, and shaped high-level debates from Davos to NATO to the Drucker Forum.

Michele’s 2019 TED Talk has attracted more than two million views. She is the author of four books including YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World (April 2021). Her third book, the international bestseller THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore (St Martin’s Press, 2016), has been a #1 bestseller in China and a #1 Amazon bestseller in financial risk management. Michele also has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and as a Guggenheim Fellow.

Her previous positions include Vice President for Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; President of the World Policy Institute; and Latin America Bureau Chief at International Financing Review. She writes regularly for strategy+business magazine. Her writing has appeared in publications around the world including The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She has been interviewed by many media outlets including National Public Radio, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News.

Information: Julia Sosnivka at jsosnivka@worldchicago.org

Sponsorships and table packages are available, starting at $1,000. Please reach out to WorldChicago for more information at jsosnivka@worldchicago.org.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees of the WorldChicago Spring Diplomacy Breakfast are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination upon entering the event. Proof of vaccination includes a physical copy of your vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card and a photo ID that verifies the name on the card (or in the image). Find more information about WorldChicago's COVID Event Policy by clicking here.

For those who would like to expedite the registration process, WorldChicago suggests using My Bindle. This software platform allows you to securely store your COVID-19 test and vaccine records and efficiently prove your health status whenever you go into a shared space. For any questions about the usage of this new technology, please email jsosnivka@worldchicago.org.

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