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Politics and International Relations (PIR): Events



We run a number of differing seminars and lectures throughout the year. Click on a link to the left to see what is on. We also advertise upcoming events via our Twitter account, so don't forget to 'follow' us.


Event Type Details Where / When
Lecture Speaker: Mark MacKinnon # Senior correspondent for Canada’s national newspaper Mark MacKinnon: Syria in Painting, Photography, Film and word 27th May 2017 16:30 (2 hours)
Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh
Seminar Thinking Without Bannisters: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt 29th May 2017 12:30 (4 hours and 30 minutes)
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh (Project Room 1.06, first floor)
Seminar Speaker: Philip Cook # PIR TBA 31st May 2017 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes)
18 Buccleuch Place, 3rd floor, room 3.15, access with U of E card
Seminar Speaker: Jill Poeggel # PIR Contesting Detention and Deportation: Bourdieu, Migration, Memory 7th Jun 2017 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes)
CMB 2.15
Seminar Speaker: Matthew Festenstein # York What is the matter with political trust? 14th Jun 2017 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes)
CMB 2.15
Workshop Speaker: Claudia Chwalisz # TBC; Hosted by: Oliver Escobar # Edinburgh; Speaker: Katherine Smith # Edinburgh; Speaker: Ruchir Shah # SCVO and Open Government Partnership; Speaker: Kaela Scott # Involve; Speaker: Richard Norris # Scottish Health Council & Academy of Government Book launch – The People’s Verdict: Adding Informed Citizen Voices to Public Decision-Making 15th Jun 2017 14:00 (2 hours)
Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh
Seminar Speaker: Brent Steele # University of Utah Sleeping Ugly in Global Politics 28th Jun 2017 16:00 (1 hour)
CMB 2.15
Lecture Speaker: Alia Al-Saji # McGill University Glued to the Image: A phenomenology of racialization through works of art 5th Jul 2017 14:00 (2 hours)
CMB Staff Room 6th floor