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Politics and International Relations (PIR)


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... Read rest of text

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BJPIR call for special issue proposals

UK's leading Politics & IR journal seeks special issue submissions in all fields, with particular interest in innovative, cutting edge IR.

New video on EU institutions with UoE input

PIR's John Peterson in new video for Oxford University Press.

PIR staff stirs the pot on Aleppo and International Human Rights law

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon's blog on the legal aspects of the bombing of Aleppo has drawn strong responses from the military and international legal

Upcoming Events

Jan 20 Speaker: Marco Siddi # Finnish Institute of Foreign Affairs, Helsinki Russia and EU Energy Security 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Transatlantic Seminar Series

Jan 25 Speaker: Cian O'Driscoll # Glasgow University Victory in the Just War Tradition 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) CMB 2.15

PTRG Pre-read event

Jan 26 Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy - Book Launch (Just World Institute) 16:00 (2 hours) S1 in 7 George Square

Just World Institute

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