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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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Free Online Course on the EU Referendum

The University of Edinburgh, in association with FutureLearn, is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for anyone interested in learning about the referendum

New Book: Gender and Peacebuilding

Claire Duncanson's Gender and Peacebuilding now available!

New Book: Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

Julie Kaarbo's new edited collection (with Cristian Cantir), Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations released by Routledge.

Upcoming Events

Jun 07 Hosted by: Oliver Escobar # UoE, What Works Scotland 2 new seminars taking place in Edinburgh in June 15:00 (2 hours) Paterson's Land, room 1.19

What Works Scotland

Jun 09 Speaker: Professor Jane Mansbridge # Harvard BJPIR Public Lecture Hosted by SPS 17:00 (2 hours and 30 minutes) Conference Room, ECCI, High School Yards, Edinburgh


Jun 15 Speaker: Arash Abizadeh # McGill University Arash Abizadeh on "Hobbes's Theory of the Good" 16:45 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Bldg


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