2016 APSA Annual Meeting
The 2016 APSA Annual Meeting will take place in Philadelphia, on 1-4 September. Deadline for submitting proposals is 8 January 2016. The Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society invites proposals for papers, panels and round tables on topics related to the APSA 2016 Theme Statement: “Great Transformations: Political Science and the Big Questions of Our Time”.
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At the executive meeting in San Francisco various positions were renewed in the CONGRIPS Executive. Dr. Laura Polverari (University of Strathclyde) replaces Professor Amie Kreppel (University of Florida) as CONGRIPS President. Professor Martin Bull (University of Salford) takes on the role of program chair 2016-2017. Professor Paolo Graziano, University of Padua, is the new Vice-President for the next two years and will thus also be President in 2018. Professor Christophe Roux (Université de Nice) and Dr. Giulia Sandri (Université Catholique de Lille) become new members of the Executive. In addition to these positions, Dr. Daniele Albertazzi (University of Birmingham and Convenor of the PSA’s Italian Politics Specialist Group) will serve as Liaison Officer with PSA-Italian Studies, and Dr. Antonella Seddone (Université Catholoque de Lille) and Dr. Stefano Rombi (University of Cagliari) become the web editors for the new CONGRIPS website. All other positions both within and outwith the Executive remain as before the 2015 Business meeting, except for Maurizio Carbone whose five-year term in the Executive has expired and to whom goes the Executive most sincere thanks.