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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 vibrant subject areas in the University, home to over 600 top undergraduates and 100 postgraduate students from Scotland, UK and around the world. Our alumni include government ministers, members of parliament, policy analysts, broadcasters, business leaders, teachers and an increasing number of social entrepreneurs.

Our academic staff produce world class research which informs our teaching and also adds significantly to our collective knowledge about Politics and IR. In the last UK-wide assessment of research we were rated within the top 10... Read rest of text

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Upcoming Events

Feb 20 Speaker: Anna-Archontia Florou # University of Edinburgh Controlled Foreign Companies’ rules in light of European Court of Justice (ECJ) case law 11:00 (1 hour) Conference Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Europa Research Group

Feb 26 Speaker: Professor Charles Raab # University of Edinburgh Revisiting The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective 13:00 (1 hour) Room 2.15, CMB

International Relations Research Group

Mar 02 Speaker: Dr Julia Calvert # University of Edinburgh States, Suits, and Lawsuits: When Corporations Sue Governments for Billions 13:00 (1 hour) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building