The Seventh Annual LAPA Retreat

Princeton Italian-American Sportsmen's Club

Fri, 09/16/2011
by invitation only
Event Category: 
Special Event
By Invitation Only

The Annual LAPA Retreat is scheduled this year for 16 September and will feature papers written by Linda Colley (History), Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton Anthropology), Stephen Macedo (Politics and UCHV), and Paul Starr (Politics and UCHV).

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 2011-2012 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 (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
Welcoming remarks: Kim Lane Scheppele

9:45-11:15 AM
Session 1:  "Written Constitutions, Nation and Empire: The British Case"

Linda Colley, History
Commentator: Paul Frymer, Politics
PDF - click here to download

11:15-11:30 AM
Coffee Break

11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Session 2:  "The Future of Marriage"
Stephen Macedo, Politics and UCHV
Commentator:  Robert P. George, Politics and James Madison Program
PDF - click here to download

1:00-2:00 PM

2:00-3:30 PM
Session 3:  "The Affordable Care Act as Public Philosophy"
Paul Starr, Sociology and WWS
Commentator:  Elizabeth Harman, Philosophy and UCHV
PDF - click here to download

3:30-3:45 PM
Coffee break

3:45 – 5:15 PM
Session 4:  "The French Asylum Court"
Didier Fassin, Institute for Advanced Study, and Princeton, Anthropology
Commentator: Jan-Werner Müller, Politics
PDF - click here to download