The Sixth Annual LAPA Retreat

Princeton Italian-American Sportsmen's Club

Tue, 09/14/2010
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 Doug Massey (Sociology and WWS), Susan Fiske (Psychology), Melissa Lane (Politics and UCHV) and Bhavani Raman (History).

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 2010-2011 fellows to the LAPA community at this event. 

This year we are in a beautiful new location: 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:  “The Past and Future of American Civil Rights”

Douglas Massey, WWS and Sociology
Commentator: Dirk Hartog, History
PDF - click here to download


11:15-11:30 AM
Coffee Break

11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Session 2:  “Compare: Envy and Scorn Divide Us”
Susan Fiske, Psychology
Commentator:  Paul DiMaggio, Sociology and WWS
PDF - click here to download


1:00-2:00 PM

2:00-3:30 PM
Session 3:  “Founding as legislating: the figure of the lawgiver in Plato’s Republic
Melissa Lane, Politics and UCHV
Commentator:  John Cooper, Philosophy
PDF - click here to download


3:30-3:45 PM
Coffee break

3:45 – 5:15 PM
Session 4:  “Duplicity of Paper: Forgery, Perjury, and Attestation in
Early Colonial Madras”

Bhavani Raman, History
Commentator: Kim Lane Scheppele, WWS, UCHV, Sociology
PDF - click here to download