The Eighth Annual LAPA Retreat

Princeton Italian-American Sportsmen's Club

Fri, 09/14/2012
by invitation only
Event Category: 
Special Event
By Invitation Only

The Annual LAPA Retreat is scheduled this year for 14 September and will feature papers written by Danielle Allen (Institute for Advanced Study), Christina Davis (WWS and Politics), Christopher Eisgruber, (UCHV and WWS), Rebecca Rix (History), and Larry Sager (U of Texas Law School).

The retreat is open to Princeton faculty, visitors and graduate students and allows us all to discuss the latest scholarship by distinguished Princeton faculty.  We also introduce our 2012-2013 fellows to the LAPA community at this event.

The retreat will once again take place at the Italian-American Sportsmen's Club in Princeton – less than three miles away:

The format for the Retreat is as follows: The four papers will be posted here as available (see below, password required), and you are encouraged to read them beforehand.  At the retreat, each paper will be introduced by a commentator who will briefly summarize the paper, with the author having the right of first reply. We will then open the floor for discussion. Each author is paired with a commentator from a different primary discipline. That keeps the discussions interdisciplinary and of general interest.


9:00 - 9:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:30-9:45 AM
Opening remarks: Kim Lane Scheppele

9:45-11:15 AM
Session 1:  "Equal Membership, Religious Freedom, and the Idea of a Homeland"
Christopher Eisgruber, UCHV and WWS, and Larry Sager, Univ. of Texas Law School
Commentator: Alan Patten, Politics and UCHV
PDF - Click here to download

11:15-11:30 AM
Coffee Break

11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Session 2:  "The Other Liberal Tradition in America: Family and Corporate Belonging and Governance in the Long Nineteenth Century"

Rebecca Rix, History
Commentator:  Paul Frymer, Politics
PDF - Click here to download 

1:00-2:00 PM

2:00-3:30 PM
Session 3:  "The Litigious State: U.S. Trade Policy" from the newly published book, Why Adjudicate?  Enforcing Trade Rules in the WTO (Princeton University Press 2012)
Christina Davis, WWS and Politics
Commentator: Anne-Marie Slaughter, WWS and Politics
PDF - Click here to download 

3:30-3:45 PM
Coffee break

3:45 – 5:15 PM
Session 4:  "A Course in Human Events" (on the Declaration of Independence)
Danielle Allen, Institute for Advanced Study
Commentator: Stephen Macedo, Politics and UCHV
PDF - Click here to download