A 50-year-old entertainer who has never held political office before is now the president of Haiti. Michel Martelly, known as "Sweet Mickey," has won the island nation's presidential run-off by a sizeable margin. Observers say the former "King of Haitian carnival music" has a formidable task ahead of him, as the country recovers from a devastating earthquake and a legacy of volatile governments.
Mark Danner, Chancellor's professor of journalism and politics at UC Berkeley, James Clark Chase professor of foreign affairs, politics and the humanities at Bard College, contributor to the New York Review of Books and author of "Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War"
Father Jomanas Eustache, founder and dean of Ecole Superieure Catholique de Droit de Jeremie, a law school in Haiti that is a sister school to UC Hastings
Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent in Haiti for the Miami Herald
Alex Dupuy, professor of sociology and chair of the African-American Studies Program at Wesleyan University