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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

Feb 24 Speaker: Wyn Rees # University of Nottingham Transatlantic Security & the Trump Presidency 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Transatlantic Seminar Series

Mar 01 Speaker: Chandran Kukathas # LSE The Tory consequences of Whig Foundations: David Hume on the Social Contract and the State 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) CMB 2.15

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Mar 03 Should the University serve or stand above the market? 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

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