June 21, 2010

Director in Europe

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Prof. John Kincaid recently spoke at three forums in Europe. On June 10-11, 2010, he participated in the International Roundtable on Political Parties and Civil Society in Federal Countries held at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin, Germany. The roundtable was the ninth such event in the Global Dialogue on Federalism co-sponsored by the Forum […]

April 21, 2010

“I Know Democracy’s Not Popular with You Lot”: Why The European Union Needs to Learn Constitutional Lessons from the United States

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Dr. Andrew Glencross, a visiting lecturer in the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered a speech on concepts of federalism within the European Union.  Glencross earned his Ph.D. In political science from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy; he was a Joseph Hodges Choate Fellow at Harvard University; and is the […]

April 15, 2010

“How Does Japanese Local Government Respond to Globalization?”

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Mr. Hiroshi Sasaki, Executive Director of the Japan Local Government Center (NYC), spoke at a Brown Bag.  Following this, he also participated in Prof. Kincaid’s GOVT 310 American Federalism class. Below is the first part of his public lecture; additional clips are available on the Meyner Center’s YouTube channel.

March 4, 2010

“Governing for Sustainable Water in Complex Environments”

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. Elinor Ostrom, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, and 2009 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, delivered a public lecture and also hosted an intimate student discussion. The first portion of her public address is below, and additional videos of both events are available on the Meyner Center’s YouTube channel .

February 4, 2010

Professor Nicholas Aroney Visits

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Dr. Nicholas Aroney delivered a public lecture on Australian constitutional law and then spoke in Prof. Kincaid’s Politics, Policy, and Law in American Federalism class. Aroney is a Professor of Law at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia. Below is the first part of his public lecture; additional clips are […]

January 23, 2010

Director in China

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Prof. John Kincaid traveled to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on January 16-23, 2010, for a Symposium on Comparative Governance with the Counselors’ Office of China’s State Council.  Kincaid spoke about U.S. federalism along with the U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, who spoke about U.S. federalism from his perspective as former governor of […]

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January 11, 2010

Center Director Comments on Texas Governor’s Race

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John Kincaid was quoted in the Austin American-Statesman recently about federal-state issues in the Republican gubernatorial primary race in Texas, which pits incumbent Governor Rick Perry, who is running for an unprecedented third gubernatorial term, against Kay Bailey Hutchison, who has been a U.S. senator from Texas since 1993. The primary election will be held […]

November 25, 2009

Catalan Federalist

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Prof. John Kincaid wrote an analytic introduction to the first translation of The Federalist into the Catalan language. The Federalist consists of 85 essays written in 1787-88 by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to support ratification of the United States Constitution. This translation was just published by the Institut d’Estudis Autonómics of the […]

November 5, 2009

Easton Mayor Sal Panto Visits

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Sal Panto, Mayor of the City Easton, spoke to the students in Govt. 211: State and Local Government class about the economic-development and budget challenges facing Easton and told the students that he would later announce publically a major new economic asset for the city—the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum to be […]

November 3, 2009

Professor Michael Burgess Visits

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Professor Michael Burgess spoke to the students in Prof. Kincaid’s U.S. Politics and State and Local Government classes about the impacts of the American model of federalism on other federal countries and experiments around the world. Burgess is Professor of Federal Studies and Director of the Centre for Federal Studies at the University of Kent […]

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