Conference Group on Italian Politics & Society (CONGRIPS)

Website: http://www.arts.mun.ca/congrips/

The Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society (CONGRIPS) was formally initiated on September 2, 1975, at the American Political Science Association (APSA) convention in San Francisco, California. Norman Kogan of the University of Connecticut spearheaded the effort which, in the first year, garnered 117 members. The original purpose of the organization was to encourage and support academic research and writing on current and past Italian political issues and practices. That charter was expanded in 1986 to include Italian social issues, hence the name change that year to the Conference on Italian Politics & Society (CONGRIPS).