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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

Dec 14 Speaker: Nicola Perugini # PIR Pre-read event: Human Shields, Law, and the Body in War 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) CMB 2.15

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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 27 Speaker: Shaun Breslin # University of Warwick China: Changing the World from the 2nd Place 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

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