After 6 November, either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will be president-elect of the United States. But regardless of who wins, the next occupant of the Oval Office faces some tough science challenges, both at home and abroad. How has science fared under the Obama administration? What issues should the next president tackle first? And how will the results of the election affect important issues such as stem cell and climate change research?
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Thomas J. Bollyky
Thomas J. Bollyky is the senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations, an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, and a consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His research and writing focuses on technological innovation and delivery, global health, and international trade and investment.
Michael S. Lubell
Michael S. Lubell is the Director of Public Affairs at the American Physical Society and Professor of Physics at the City College of the City University of New York. He has worked on many political campaigns, has held elective office and has been a policy advisor to several members of the United States Congress. He is credited as being one of the pioneers of science lobbying in Washington.
David Malakoff covers research discoveries and science policy for Science. He has spent more than 2 decades documenting how scientific advances influence government policy, and how policy choices shape the scientific enterprise.