Mischa Thompson

Mischa Thompson, Ph.D., has worked with policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to develop and execute strategic diversity and inclusion policies and programs for over two decades.


As a specialist in transatlantic and intergroup relations some of Dr. Thompson’s notable efforts include founding capacity-building programs for executive and emerging leaders across North America and Europe. Originally from Detroit, Dr. Thompson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where she was a prestigious National Science Foundation Fellow and managed several laboratories, research grants, and diversity initiatives in the social sciences with a focus on intergroup relations, global racism, identity, and implicit bias. She received her B.S. from Howard University, while also studying at Stanford University and the University of Münster, in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar. A German Marshall Fund and Salzburg Global Fellow, Dr. Thompson currently serves on the International Career Advancement Program Alumni Association board and the WE EMPOWER USA Advisory Group, an initiative of the EU, UN Women, and International Labour Organization (ILO). She is also a former member of the SPSSI Council (society for the psychological study of social issues).