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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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Upcoming Events

Oct 05 Gisli Vogler (PIR), Margaret Archer, Hannah Arendt, and the Humanising Project of Reflective Judgement in Late Modernity 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) CMB 2.15

Political Theory Research Seminar

Oct 07 Speaker: Ricardo Alcaro # IAI Rome ‘Managing Disorder: Transatlantic Relations’. 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 1/2 Chrystal Macmillan

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