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...


PIR staff appointed to the Board of Democratic Audit UK

Oliver Escobar appointed to the Board of Trustees of Democratic Audit UK.

Inaugural Lecture on 'The Imagined Electorate' by Prof. Ailsa Henderson

Professor Ailsa Henderson will deliver her Inaugural Lecture on the 3rd December 2014.

So Say Scotland in Nestas top 50 New Radicals 2014

PIR Staff contributed from inception.

Nov 27 Seminar: Hosted by: Dr Mathias Thaler # University of Edinburgh Teaching & Democracy seminar 15:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building

Democracy Lab

Nov 27 Social: Hosted by: Dr Eve Hepburn # University of Edinburgh Getting Onto the Career Ladder 16:00 (2 hours) , David Hume Tower conference room

Careers Events for 4th Year PIR Honours

Dec 03 Lecture: Speaker: Professor Ailsa Henderson # University of Edinburgh Professor Ailsa Henderson Inaugural Lecture 17:15 (45 minutes) , Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place

The Future of the UK & Scotland

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