The Fifth Annual LAPA Retreat

Mountain Lakes House

Fri, 10/02/2009
by invitation only, 9:00 AM through dinner
Event Category: 
Special Event
By Invitation Only

We are delighted to announce the 5th Annual LAPA Retreat, on Friday, October 2.  The retreat will take place at the Mountain Lakes House in Princeton (map); a complete schedule follows below. The Retreat provides an opportunity for the LAPA community to see the new work that is being written by LAPA Faculty Associates. Attendees include LAPA faculty, graduate students and visiting Fellows from LAPA and other related programs around Princeton.

The format for the Retreat is as follows: The five papers will be posted here (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.


9:30 – 10:45 AM
Session 1:  “6 Boys: Who Learned on the Corner When Headstart Wasn't Enough” Imani Perry, Center for African American Studies
Commentator:  Amaney A. Jamal, Politics

11:00 – 12:15 PM
Session 2:  “Hierarchical and Collegial Politics on the U.S. Courts of Appeals”
Jonathan P.  Kastellec, Politics
Commentator:  Kim Lane Scheppele, (on leave 2009-2010), Sociology, Woodrow Wilson School, LAPA, and the University Center for Human Values

1:45 – 3:00 PM
Session 3:  “Does Moral Ignorance Exculpate? Can We Blame the Honest Sexist, Homophobe, or Abortion Opponent?”
Elizabeth Harman, Philosophy, and the University Center for Human Values
Commentator:  Charles Beitz, Politics; University Center for Human Values

3:20 – 4:35 PM
Session 4:  “Government Data and the Invisible Hand”
Edward W. Felten, Computer Science and Public Affairs; Center for Information Technology Policy
Commentator: Stan Katz, Woodrow Wilson School