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Politics and International Relations (PIR)


Welcome to Politics & International Relations (PIR) in Edinburgh.

We are vibrant subject area, with over 35 permanent members of staff and a dynamic group of post-doctoral research, and visiting fellows. We are based in a lively capital city, with an internationally esteemed list of faculty. In the last research assessment exercise 45 per cent of our research in Politics and International Studies was rated internationally excellent, with a further 10 per cent rated as world-leading, placing us in the UK top 10.

Staff in PIR have always sought to reach audiences beyond academia, to facilitate dialogue, inform public debate... Read rest of text

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The Changing Face of Conflict: Modern Security and Human Values

On 26 November, CeSeR and the Albertus Institute will convene major conference on 'The Changing Face of Conflict: Modern Security and Human Values' - a

Scotland after Brexit - Lessons from the Nordics

On 29 October the Academy of Government together with Nordic Horizons is convening a major one-day event how Nordic countries' experiences with the EU can

Avishek Ray and Papia Sengupta visit Edinburgh University for fall semester

The Institute for Advance Studies welcomes two visiting scholars from South Asia.

Upcoming Events

Oct 29 Scotland after Brexit - Lessons from the Nordics 12:00 (5 hours and 30 minutes) George Square Theatre

Academy of Government

Nov 02 Speaker: Louis Fletcher # TBC A Modern Theodicy: John Rawls and 'The Law of Peoples' 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) CMb 2.15


Nov 08 Jeff Huysmans 'Refugees, Terrorism, and the Politics of Insecurity' 16:00 (2 hours) Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 1

CeSeR Public Lecture

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