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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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PIR Student Prizes 16/17

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded prizes for 16/17;

PIR student newsletter

Issue #4

Transatlantic Seminar lineup announced for Semester 1, Autumn 2017

Strong roster of visiting and local experts

Upcoming Events

Aug 04 Speaker: Philip Cook # University of Edinburgh ‘Bring Back Child Labour!’ 20:20 (1 hour) New Town Theatre (Venue 7), Freemason's Hall, EH2 3DH

Edinburgh Fringe Festival