John Kincaid, is the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and Director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government. He also is Senior Editor of the Global Dialogue on Federalism and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He served as Associate Editor and Editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism (1981-2006); Editor of a series of books on the Governments and Politics of the American States; Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (1988-94); and Vice President and Co-Treasurer of the Pentagon Papers Fund for the Defense of Human and Civil Liberties in support of the legal defense of Daniel Ellsberg and Antony Russo in the Pentagon Papers Trial (1971-73). He has written and lectured extensively on federalism and state and local government in the United States and abroad.