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Presidential priorities: W&M professor on candidates' long-term policies

On Nov. 8, Americans will cast their vote to determine if business magnate Donald J. Trump or former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton will be the next president of the United States.

William & Mary News recently sat down with several of the university’s own experts to discuss what each candidate’s presidential priorities may be in national defense, the economy and domestic and foreign policies once elected.

In this video, first in the series on foreign policy, Lawrence Wilkerson, distinguished adjunct professor of government and public policy, talks about what he believes will be the most important long-term priority for the next president.

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Prior to teaching at William & Mary, Wilkerson was the chief of staff of the State Department under Secretary of State Colin Powell and served 31 years in the U.S. Army holding various positions including special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as a faculty member at both the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and the U.S. Marine Corps War College in Quantico, Virginia.

To see more interviews on presidential priorities, visit the William & Mary YouTube channel and click on the presidential priorities playlist.