Prof. John Kincaid was the keynote speaker for the Grand Ethiopians’ Conference, Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area, entitled “Federalism and the Quest for Unity,” on February 17, 2017. His presentation on “Federalism: A Worldwide Perspective” focused on features of federal countries potentially useful for reforming Ethiopia’s federal system.
The Center hosted a workshop for local government officials on February 1, 2017, on “The Legalization of Marijuana and Its Effects on Municipalities.” The commonwealth legalized medical marijuana in 2016 and is issuing rules about permits and mechanisms for growing, distributing, and selling medical marijuana statewide. Municipal officials need to understand how the state’s regulations […]
The Meyner Center continues to work with Race for Peace, a nonprofit organization, to improve police-community relations in the greater Philadelphia region. The first major event was a summit on October 29, 2016, held at the 48th Street Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in West Philadelphia and attended by more than 125 people. The summit, facilitated […]
As a follow-up to the Center’s cybersecurity forum, the Meyner Center alerts state and local government officials that hackers and hacktivists have increased their attacks on state and local government computers. Hacktivists are political activists who attack state and local government computers allegedly to make a point or advocate for a cause. For example, hackers […]
Professor John Kincaid, Director of the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government, moderated “A Community Discussion on Ethics Ordinances for Bethlehem” at the Bethlehem, PA, City Hall on November 17, 2016 at 7:00-8:35 p.m. Residents heard from and questioned Leigh M. Chapman, Director of Policy for […]
The section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association unanimously established a new annual award titled “The John Kincaid Award for the Best Article Published in Publius: The Journal of Federalism.” The section conferred the first John Kincaid award on a young woman scholar on September 3, 2016. The award is […]
Professor John Kincaid is the first recipient of the new Distinguished Scholar Award given by the research section on Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance of the International Political Science Association. The award was unanimously conferred at the annual meeting of the International Political Science Association on July 23-28, 2016, in Poznań, Poland.
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On June 7, the Meyner Center hosted its annual local government forum. This year the program was entitled “Local Government Management During the Continued Financial Crisis” and featured a Keynote Address by Dana Redd, Mayor of Camden, NJ. Redd’s speech is posted below, in addition to those of the day’s other speakers. Don’t Expect the […]