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...


Dorman organizes workshop at BISA's 40th anniversary meeting

Sara Dorman is convening a workshop sponsored by the BISA Africa and IS working group on 16 June as part of the 'Bisa @ 40'

Escobar to give keynote speech at Scottish Government's Participation Week

Oliver Escobar will speak on Monday, 8 June from 09:30 to 13:00.

Kaarbo organises workshop on "Independence in an Interdependent and Multicultural World"

PIR's Julie Kaarbo is co-organising a workshop on "Independence in an Interdependent and Multicultural World" which will take place from 4-5 June in Parliament Hall

May 28 Conference: Hosted by: Dr Jana Hönke # PIR, University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Kathy Dodworth # PIR, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Rita Abrahamsen # University of Ottawa New Political Topographies 10:00 (1 day and 7 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building


Jun 01 Meeting: Speaker: Andrew Neal # University of Edinburgh title TBC - IR Research Group 13:00 (1 hour) , 4th Floor Meeting Room ('The Pod') of the Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh

IR research group

Jun 02 Roundtable: What Is Patient Capital and Where Might We Find It? 17:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Lecture Theatre 1, 7 Bristo Square

Special Event

PIR Video