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2010

EU-Funded EXACT Fellows Visit Edinburgh

The 12 PhD students fully-funded under the EXACT programme (EU External Action and its Institutional Architecture), an EU-financed Marie Curie International Training Network, visited Edinburgh on 9-11 December 2010. [23 Dec 2010]

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Leviathan launches its inaugural issue

University of Edinburgh student-run politics journal launches. [29 Nov 2010]

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PIR graduate wins PSA prize

We’re very proud to announce that Alexandra Hurcikova, a graduate of Edinburgh Politics IR (2010), is the 2010 winner of the annual Political Studies Association Women and Politics undergraduate essay prize competition. [22 Nov 2010]

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Top IR scholar to visit PIR

Professor Jeffrey Checkel to give roundtable discussion [17 Nov 2010]

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Québécois leader visits the School

Bloc Québécois leader discusses Independence for Quebec. [15 Nov 2010]

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Students Celebrate Black History Month

First ever Black History Month host to a series of successful events. [10 Nov 2010]

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Latest News on Postgraduate Research Programmes

Applications now being received for PG research programmes. [05 Nov 2010]

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Army officers discuss Afghan war

UK and US army officers give Just World Institute lecture (podcast available) [05 Nov 2010]

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Eve Hepburn Wins Grant to Advise on Sardinia's Constitution

Dr Eve Hepburn and Dr Michael Rosie win Italian research grant to help re-write Sardinian Special Statute (constitutional law) [05 Nov 2010]

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Federalism & Regionalism: new Japanese translation

Wilfried Swenden's Federalism and Regionalism in Western Europe (Palgrave: Macmillan) translated into Japanese. [25 Oct 2010]

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EXACT PhD Programme now underway

New EU-funded postgrad programme holds launch event. [25 Oct 2010]

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Luke March, Roland Dannreuther and Ekaterina Braginskaia publish a new book!

'Russia and Islam: State Society and Radicalism' [19 Oct 2010]

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PIR supports Black History Month

Various events to be held throughout October [19 Oct 2010]

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New Post Doctoral & International Fellows

Dr Colin Fleming and Dr Valentyna Romanova. [15 Oct 2010]

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New migration e-paper available online

'Externalising Migration Policy: The European Union's "Global" Approach' [13 Oct 2010]

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Nicola McEwen appears on BBC’s Politics Scotland

Nicola McEwen appeared on BBC Scotland’s afternoon programme, Politics Scotland, as the presenter’s guest for the duration of the programme on 29 September. [30 Sep 2010]

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Professor Gerald Schneider to give talk at PIR

Professor Gerald Schneider of the University of Konstanz will visit the Politics and International Relations department on 29 September. [24 Sep 2010]

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Professor Barry Rabe to visit Politics IR/ Europa Institute

Barry Rabe, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, arrives in Edinburgh in late September to discuss his on-going work on climate change governance. [23 Sep 2010]

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Nicola McEwen speaks to Norwegian research group about climate change policy in Scotland

Dr Nicola McEwen, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Co-Director of the Institute of Governance, welcomed a group of academics from the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research on 16th September [16 Sep 2010]

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Dominic Johnson interviewed on NPR

Is Believing In God Evolutionarily Advantageous? [10 Sep 2010]

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Charlie Jeffery on BBC Parliament

Charlie Jeffery in debate filmed as part of the Festival of Politics [10 Sep 2010]

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Transfer Quotas for Students

New Politics And International Relations Transfer Arrangements in Place as of 2010-2011 [19 Aug 2010]

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Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships 2010/2011 Awarded

New Crick Fellows – Jo Maybin, Dan Kenealy and David Marti-Tomas [17 Aug 2010]

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Summer School on Federalism, Regionalism and Public Policy

Eve Hepburn and Wilfried Swenden organising an ECPR Summer School on Federalism, Regionalism and Public Policy from 20-28 August at Edinburgh University [19 Jul 2010]

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African Affairs in top 10 political science journals

Congratulations to Sara Dorman, co-editor of African Affairs, on the news that African Affairs has been ranked in the top ten Political Science journals! [07 Jul 2010]

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University of Prince Edward Island lecture available to watch

Dr Hepburn recently delivered a public lecture in Nova Scotia on 'Sovereignty, Secession and Autonomist Movements in the 21st Century: A European Perspective'. [21 Jun 2010]

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Dr Eve Hepburn publishes new books!

'Using Europe: Territorial party strategies in a multi-level system' and 'New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties' will be available to read in the next few weeks. [21 Jun 2010]

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MERCURY on 'Global Governance and Multilateralism' panel

MERCURY take part in a panel on 'Global Governance and Multilateralism' alongside European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. [18 Jun 2010]

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David Howarth speaks at panel on Germany and the financial crisis

This high level panel took place at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and discussed: [18 Jun 2010]

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Dr Andrew Thompson awarded funding to develop new MSc course

The new MSc course will focus on statistical process control techniques for continuous service in the Scottish public sector. [18 Jun 2010]

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Dominic Johnson awarded grant on "Operational Adaptation"

A grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global enables a ground-breaking conference in Edinburgh, 22-24 June 2010 [04 May 2010]

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Dr Arjan Schakel publishes new book!

Dr Schakel is the co-author of a new book entitled 'The Rise of Regional Authoritrity' [07 Apr 2010]

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Kenny and Mackay Co-Host International Workshop in Sydney

Feminism and Institutionalism [17 Mar 2010]

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Mackay debates 'Why Feminism Matters?'

At International Forum, Sydney Australia [17 Mar 2010]

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Edinburgh Politics & IR Doctoral Student Wins Top Thesis Prize

UK PSA Prize Awarded to Dr Meryl Kenny [26 Feb 2010]

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1st Year International Relations Student Awarded Essay Prize

Oxford University Press Baylis and Smith Prize [17 Feb 2010]

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Bomberg and McEwen Awarded Two-Year Project

Grassroots Action and the Politics of Energy Governance in Scotland [15 Feb 2010]

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Edinburgh University IR Society Presents

Multilateralism: Dead or Alive [04 Feb 2010]

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PhD & Masters Applications Now Open

Scholarships Available [02 Feb 2010]

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Guest Lecture by John Swinney MSP

'Scotland: the Constitution, the Economy and Public Spending' [02 Feb 2010]

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Dr Eve Hepburn Leads ESRC Project

'The Politics of Island Regions' [27 Jan 2010]

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Charlie Jeffery Heads New ESRC Project with Brazil

"Place Inequality": A UK-Brazilian Collaboration [22 Jan 2010]

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Mercury Project Hits Top Gear

'Conceptualising Multilateralism' [19 Jan 2010]

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EU Commission President Celebrates Edinburgh Politics/IR Research

A ‘once in a generation’ attitudinal survey of the European Commission [19 Jan 2010]

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US Consul General to Speak At Transatlantic Seminar

Friday 15th January 2010 [13 Jan 2010]

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