The Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government educates students about the importance of state and local governments and encourages them to participate in state and local affairs as volunteers, interns, and future leaders. It engages in local, regional, national, and international public service, training, and outreach to state and local governments and civic organizations. It also promotes scholarly and applied research. The Center is directed by Prof. John Kincaid.
Meyner Center news ranges from a keynote address in Germany to a letter in the Wall Street Journal, from moderating a state senate debate to hosting a talk by the mayor of Philadelphia.Read News
The nonpartisan Meyner Center’s work has included hosting USIA/Fulbright summer institutes for young international scholars, National Endowment for the Humanities summer institutes for high-school teachers, as well as visiting scholars, public officials, and delegations from abroad.Learn more
The Meyner Center provides services, programs, studies, and training to municipal governments to assist them in being efficient and productive.Read more
A paper written by director John Kincaid explores the controversial 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Reports cover local government consultations and a survey on bioterrorism preparedness.Visit the publications webpage