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November 21, 2017

Student Summer Internships Arranged by the Associate Director for Public Service

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https://news.lafayette.edu/2017/11/20/meyner-center-internships/ The Meyner Center connects Lafayette College students to local government internships that enable students to make useful contributions to local governments and also gain valuable work experience for their post-Lafayette careers.  

Lafayette College

November 21, 2017

Director Kincaid Speaks at Flanders House

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Director John Kincaid spoke at Flanders House in New York City on November 17, 2017, about the roles of U.S. states in international relations. Flanders House is a foreign mission of Flanders, a region of Belgium. He was joined by Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters of the University of Leuven, who spoke about the foreign-affairs powers […]

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March 9, 2017

Director Addressed Grand Ethiopians’ Conference

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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.

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January 23, 2017

Medical Marijuana Workshop for Local Officials

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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 […]

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January 23, 2017

Center Continues Police-Community Relations Work

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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 […]

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January 19, 2017

Hacktivists Act State and Local Government Computers

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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 […]

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November 18, 2016

November 17, 2016 – A Community Discussion on Ethics Ordinances for Bethlehem

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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 […]

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September 9, 2016

September 3, 2016 – American Political Science Association

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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 […]

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September 9, 2016

July 23-28, 2016 – International Political Science Association

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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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January 26, 2015

January 21, 2015 – Director talks about President’s State of the Union with WFMZ 69 News

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State of the Union Commentary – WFMZ 69 News please click here to view

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