Politics and International Relations (PIR)

Welcome Message

    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...


PIR Outstanding Tutor Award

Call for nominations for the Outstanding PIR Tutor Award

A more deliberative society: what is it and how do we get one?

Academy of Government event on Wednesday 8 April 5.10pm

The story of Edinburgh's first female Professor newly discovered

Elizabeth Wiskemann was not only the first woman to hold a chair at Edinburgh, (the Montague Burton Chair in International Relations 1958-1961), she was also

Apr 02 Seminar: Speaker: Professor Shirin Rai # University of Warwick; Hosted by: Professor Fiona Mackay # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Dr Kanchana N Ruwanpura # University of Edinburgh Interrogating Feminism and Development in the 21st Century: with Professor Shirin Rai 11:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , 6th floor common room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Shirin Rai

May 28 Conference: Hosted by: Dr Jana Hönke # PIR, University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Kathy Dodworth # PIR, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Rita Abrahamsen # University of Ottawa Conference: New Political Topographies: Trans-boundary Flows, Power and Legitimation in Africa and Beyond 10:00 (1 day and 7 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building


PIR Video