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 & Clinton Global Initiative

PIR students selected to attend meeting with Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

Peter Pomerantsev: The Role of the Media in Russia

Thursday 26 February @19.00pm Seminar rooms 1+2

PhD Funding Available

Full PhD Leverhulme funding available to candidates working on global challenges. Deadline 6 March!

Mar 06 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Kristen Hopewell # University of Edinburgh The Rise of the BRICs 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Seminar room 1+2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Transatlantic Seminar Series

Mar 09 Meeting: Speaker: Darcy Leigh # University of Edinburgh Decolonizing agency in late liberalism: higher education in the Canadian Arctic. 13:00 (1 hour) , 3rd Floor Meeting Room ('The Pod'), Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh

IR Research Group

Mar 23 Meeting: Speaker: Andrew Neal # University of Edinburgh Parliamentary politicization vs. governmental depoliticization 13:00 (1 hour) , 3rd Floor Meeting Room ('The Pod') of the Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh

IR research group

PIR Video