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John Kincaid, Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service, gathers research and speaks abroad

John Kincaid, Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and director of the Meyner Center, will spend the next few months traveling, giving lectures, conducting research, and preparing new publications.

Kincaid traveled to Ottawa Oct. 16 where he met with Canada’s Privy Council. The Privy Council, which advises the prime minister’s office, was interested in hearing about Kincaid’s extensive research on public opinion with respect to federalism. The research, which compares public opinion in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, allowed the Canadian officials to understand their own country better by looking at it through a comparative lens.

On Oct. 31, Kincaid will be giving the second annual lecture at the Center for Federal Studies at the University of Kent in Canterbury, U.K. In the lecture, Kincaid will be discussing contemporary American Federalism. During his time in England, he will also be doing research and meeting with a publisher in London.

Kincaid will then travel to India where, from Nov. 4-18, he will lecture, do research, and attend a major international conference on federalism. The Fourth International Conference on Federalism, “Unity in Diversity: Learning from Each Other” will occur in New Delhi from Nov. 5-8. Kincaid will chair some sessions and will make a presentation on diversity in American federalism.

While in New Delhi, Kincaid will also give a lecture on local governments in the United States at the Institute for Social Sciences.

Along with his rigorous touring schedule, Kincaid is working on several publications. He has nearly completed a book chapter on comparative federalism, is working on a book chapter and a book on federalism in the Bush administration that will hopefully be published in 2009, and is editing a four volume collection of classic articles on federalism that will also hopefully be published in 2009.

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