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...



Registration now open for the Caplin Conference on the Global Economy

PIR Staff Receives Top National Teaching Award

Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching

Montague Burton Lecture to be given by Peter Mandelson

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership: What to Play For?

May 02 Lecture: Speaker: Lord Peter Mandelson # EU Trade Commissioner; Hosted by: Professor John Peterson # University of Edinburgh Montague Burton Lecture to be given by Peter Mandelson 17:15 (1 hour and 15 minutes) , The Informatics Forum

Montague Burton Lecture

Jun 20 Seminar: Hosted by: Dr Mathias Thaler # University of Edinburgh Spectating and Acting: A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics 09:00 (8 hours) , Main Library, George Square

PIR Video