The next president will face a range of challenges related to race and inequality, from poverty and tensions with police to the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights, incarceration and gender equity.
The challenges facing the next president will span the globe, from Russia to the Middle East to China and beyond.
The next president will have his or her hands full regarding issues in the Middle East: the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) remains a threat; the integrity of the Iran nuclear accord must be ensured; and decisions loom about the United States’ role in Syria.
Issues related to health — at the personal, community and global scales — will challenge the next president, both in his or her first 100 days and throughout the next four years.
Issues related to the environment and climate change will demand the new president's attention soon after he or she takes office Jan. 20 and throughout the next four years.
The outcome of this year's presidential election remains unknown. But there's no doubt the next U.S. president will face a wide range of challenges over the next four years. What are the most pressing issues facing the nation, and how can the new president tackle them?
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Women’s History Month begins this week and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs had the honor of hosting Dr. Julie Gerberding, a leader in health and a strong woman representing the field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations remain significantly underrepresented. While the percentages have increased since the 1970s, men still are employed in the STEM fields at twice the rate of women.
When engaging with other countries, the U.S. government has a number of different policy instruments at its disposal, including foreign aid, international trade and the use of military force. But what determines which policies are chosen? Does the United States rely too much on the use of military power and coercion in its foreign policies?