Politics and International Relations (PIR)

Welcome Message

    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...


Escobar discusses the future of politics at The Gathering

Escobar discusses the future of politics at The Gathering

Nicola McEwen & the Future of the UK & Scotland

PIR Academic speaks at two talks at the Centre of Constitutional Change

PIR Society hosts Shadow Secretary of State, Margaret Curran

Chrystal Macmillan Building, seminar rooms 1+2, Thursday 29 January @19.00pm

Feb 04 Lecture: Speaker: Professor Richard Freeman # University of Edinburgh "Doing Politics" 17:15 (1 hour and 45 minutes) , Main Lecture Theatre, 50 George Square (School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures)

Inaugural Lecture

Feb 09 Seminar: Speaker: Professor Cynthia Weber # University of Sussex; Hosted by: Dr Xavier Guillaume # University of Edinburgh Queer Intellectual Curiosity as IR Method: Developing a Queer IR Theoretical and Methodological Framework 17:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Meadows Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place

Open lecture

Feb 11 Seminar: Speaker: Porfessor Nicola McEwen # Chair of Territorial Politics, UOE Independence and Interdependence: The Dynamics of Scottish Self-Government 17:15 (1 hour and 45 minutes) , University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place

Inauguaral Lecture, University of Edinburgh

PIR Video