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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.

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PIR Welcomes New Lecturers

We are pleased to welcome both Dr Kasia Kaczmarska and Dr Benjamin Martill who join us this semester as Lecturers in Politics and International Relations.

Call for Papers – International Conference

Memories of Loss, Dreams of Solidarity University of Edinburgh 30th of January to 1st of February 2020

Upcoming Events

Oct 18 Speaker: Olaf Corry (Assosciate Professor) # University of Copenhagen Extraordinary measures in climate politics?: Security issues and geoengineering technology 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Oct 18 Speaker: Joost Hiltermann # International Crisis Group Dialogue with Joost Hiltermann on conducting fieldwork in conflict zones, and careers outside academia 13:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Oct 18 Speaker: Joost Hilterman # Programme Director (Middle East) International Crisis Group The Yemen War: Why Peacemaking Isn’t Working 16:30 (2 hours) Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building