The Ninth Annual LAPA Retreat

Princeton Italian-American Sportsmen's Club

Fri, 09/20/2013
by invitation only
Event Category: 
By Invitation Only

The 2013 LAPA Faculty Retreat will feature papers by:

  • John Borneman, commentator Kim Lane Scheppele
  • Marta Tienda, with commentator LaFleur Stephens
  • Rahul Sagar, with commentator Andreas Wimmer
  • Keith Wailoo, with commentator Naomi Murakawa

Each session of the Retreat features a paper, provided in advance for participants to read, which is presented by a commentator.  The author is then invited to respond to the introductory remarks.  The remainder (and bulk) of the session is then open to audience comments and questions.  The Retreat features two morning and afternoon sessions, with a continental breakfast and lunch provided.

This year's retreat, which is open to Princeton faculty and graduate students, and area academics will take place

    • On:  Friday, 20 September
    • At: Princeton Italian-American Sportsmen's Club

Reservations are required.

The format for the Retreat is as follows: The four papers will be posted here as available (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 a.m. Continental breakfast

9:30-11:00 a.m.     

Session 1:  From Taboo to Illegality: The Ritual Rehab of Child Sex Molesters in Berlin
John Borneman, Anthropology
Commentator:  Kim Lane Scheppele, WWS and Sociology
PDF - Click here to download

~ Break ~

11:15-12:45 p.m. 

Session 2:  When is a Public Employee Justified in Disclosing Classified Information
Rahul Sagar,Politics
Commentator:  Andreas Wimmer, Sociology
PDF - Click here to download

12:45                          Lunch

2:00 – 3:30
Session 3:  Racial and Ethnic Attainment in Postgraduate Studies in the Aftermath of ‘Fisher v. University of Texas
Marta Tienda, WWS and Sociology
CommentatorLaFleur Stephens, Politics
PDF - Click here to download

~ Break ~

3:45 – 5:15 
Session 4Pain: A Political History (excerpts from forthcoming book)
Keith Wailoo, WWS and History
Commentator: Naomi Murakawa, Center for African American Studies
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