Opinion, Berkeley Blogs

What the next U.S. leadership must do on four key issues

On November 3, Americans voted in perhaps the most consequential presidential election in modern U.S. history. The United States is at a crossroads on several major fronts. We talked to four UC Berkeley faculty members about the key election issues that intersect with their areas of expertise: Racial justice, the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and the ideological balance of the U.S. Supreme Court. In the four short videos below, each of these experts present their opinions on how the next U.S. administration should address these critical problems facing the nation.

Prudence Carter, Dean of the School of Education, tells us how the next government should end the nation's persistent racial injustices, with a particular focus on education. (1:12)

John Swartzberg, MD, clinical professor emeritus of public health, gives his prescription for how the next president should remedy the COVID crisis. (1:08)

Patrick Gonzalez, Associate Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, tells us how the next administration should approach climate change and forest management to scale back ever-intensifying wildfires. (:56)

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of BerkeleyLaw, discusses how the structure of the Supreme Court must change to bring about more balance and fairness. (1:01)