Politics and International Relations (PIR)

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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...


Murison and Dorman to present key-note address at Oxford Symposium

Sara Dorman and Jude Murison will present the key-note address at Oxford's Comparative Symposium, Eritrea & Rwanda: 'Post-liberation trajectories in comparative perspective'.

BISA@40 workshop funded

"Beyond the Gatekeeper state? IR perspectives on African states in the 21st century" a workshop organised by Sara Dorman and the BISA-Africa working group will

The Intelligence & Security Committee news

PIR Professor to give evidence.

Oct 24 Seminar: Speaker: Dr Andrew Neal # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Professor John Peterson # University of Edinburgh Security Dilemmas: Why Parliamentarians Fail on Security 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Chrystal Macmillan Building, seminar rooms 1+2

Transatlantic Seminar Series

PIR Video