Each Thursday, the LAPA fellows meet to discuss current work of a LAPA fellow, Princeton faculty member, or invited guest. It is one of the ways that fellows get to see what is going on at Princeton, and it is one of the ways that Princeton faculty get to meet the LAPA fellows. Attendance at the lunch is by invitation only.
Stanley N. Katz is President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, the leading organization in humanistic scholarship and education in the United States. His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime. Formerly Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University, Katz is a leading expert on American legal and constitutional history, and on philanthropy and non-profit institutions. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, he has served as president of the Organization of American Historians and the American Society for Legal History and as vice president of the Research Division of the American Historical Association. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newberry Library, the Social Science Research Council, the Copyright Clearance Center and numerous other institutions. He also currently serves as chair of the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Working Group on Cuba. For more information on Stan Katz, see his LAPA profile.