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Politics and International Relations (PIR)


Welcome to Politics and International Relations at Edinburgh! We’re one of the largest and most competitive subject areas in the University, home to over 600 top undergraduates and 100 international postgraduate students every year. Our alumni include government ministers, members of parliament, policy analysts, broadcasters, business leaders, teachers, and an increasing number of social entrepreneurs. If you’re thinking about studying with us click here to find out more.

Our academic staff produce world class research across several areas. That research informs our teaching but also the wider academic discipline. In the last UK-wide assessment of research we... Read rest of text

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PIR goes to Westminster

Kristen Hopewell to the House of Commons

PIR goes to Washington

Kristen Hopewell to the Wilson Center

PIR staff talking trade and China in the MonkeyCage

Dr Kristen Hopewell has published an article in The Washington Post on why President Trump is threatening a trade war over China’s industrial policy.

Upcoming Events

Jun 25 Hosted by: Dr Mihaela Mihai # University of Edinburgh ERC Greyzone Summer School "Navigating the Grey Zone Complicity, Resistance and Solidarity 09:00 (2 days and 8 hours) Chrystal Macmillan Building, Staff Room, Sixth Floor 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Jun 28 Hosted by: Dr Mihaela Mihai # University of Edinburgh Politics in the Grey Zone: Violence, Complicity and Resistance 09:00 (8 hours) Project Room, 1.06, 50 George Square