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2013

Transatlantic Seminar Series 2014

New schedule announced for Semester 2 - Check out the great range of speakers! [07 Jan 2014]

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Awards for Our Students

MSc Global Environment & Society students win Clinton Global Initiative award [06 Jan 2014]

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PIR lecturer to advise Scottish Parliament

Dan Kenealy to advise the European and External Affairs committee. [16 Dec 2013]

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Funding granted for Leverhulme

University of Edinburgh to lead Leverhulme International Network on Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism [11 Dec 2013]

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Julie Kaarbo elected to Governing Council of International Studies

She has been elected as at At-Large Representative to the Governing Council of the the International Studies Association, for 2015-2016. [10 Dec 2013]

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PIR Student wins Sir William Darling Memorial Prize!

Apurv Gupta "enhances the reputation of the University". [29 Nov 2013]

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Mathias Thaler starts Marie Curie grant

Chancellor's Fellow has been awarded by the European Commission a four-year project to study political violence [29 Nov 2013]

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New EU project investigates initiatives against trafficking

Christina Boswell (Politics and International Relations) and Angus Bancroft (Sociology) have been awarded €322k by the European Commission to conduct research on addressing demand for trafficking in human beings. [26 Nov 2013]

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Aspinwall to Lecture on Panama Canal Cruise

Aspinwall to Lecture on Panama Canal Cruise [25 Nov 2013]

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Guillaume & Kenealy win RSE grant

Activities will be the first step in a planned larger study of 'The Future of Edinburgh as an International City'. [22 Nov 2013]

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Delhi Conference: November 2013

Wilfried Swenden to participate in Delhi conference on Comparative Federalism [21 Nov 2013]

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PIR lecturer comments on Iran nuclear negotiations

Diplomacy ought to be given a chance, Iran should be tested, and hawkish voices must be opposed, writes PIR lecturer in The Scotsman. [21 Nov 2013]

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PIR Student Wins Outstanding Achievement Award!

The University of Cologne has awarded Sophie Baillie an Outstanding Achievement Award for 2013. [19 Nov 2013]

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Clinton Global Initiative University- applications open!

PIR's Elizabeth Bomberg will serve as staff mentor for Edinburgh's Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) applications [07 Nov 2013]

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Active Learning in Environmental Politics

One day workshop Friday 15 November [25 Oct 2013]

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March and Dorman win Social Media Grant

Luke March and Sara Dorman have been awarded a PTAS grant to study the use of Social Media in Politics & IR teaching [16 Oct 2013]

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Panel Discussion on Syrian Intervention

The University of Edinburgh Amnesty International Society is hosting a Panel Discussion on the various facets of the morality and ethics of intervention in Syria [07 Oct 2013]

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Non-violent Strategies in Violent Contexts

Jana Hoenke of P&IR presenting at 'Non-violent Strategies in Violent Contexts' [07 Oct 2013]

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New Blogpost: James Mitchell on the Scottish Question

Our Professor of Public Policy reflects on #IndyRef [07 Oct 2013]

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Special Two Day Transatlantic Seminar

The UK in Europe 40 Years: What Has It Meant for Scotland? [07 Oct 2013]

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New Blogpost: Challenges to Campaigning

Visit our blog for a new blogpost by Charlotte Snelling, about an upcoming one day conference on electoral campaigning in the 21st century [03 Oct 2013]

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The Scottish Government & Ailsa Henderson

Ailsa Henderson has been appointed to Local Government Boundary Commission [23 Sep 2013]

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Rt. Hon. Roy Hattersley gives lecture

John P. Mackintosh Memorial Lecture given by the Rt. Hon. Roy Hattersley [17 Sep 2013]

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Transatlantic Seminars

New Transatlantic Seminar programme for autumn 2013 announced [13 Sep 2013]

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Syria, Egypt & the International Response

5.30pm, Monday 30 September, Hugh Robson Building - Lecture Theatre, The University of Edinburgh [10 Sep 2013]

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Bomberg at workshop on shale gas governance

Bomberg contributes to a US National Research Council Workshop in Washington, DC [07 Sep 2013]

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PIR lecturer comments on Syria crisis

Daniel Kenealy and former PIR lecturer Seán Molloy comment in The Scotsman [03 Sep 2013]

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PIR Professor researching 'Physiology, Identity and Behaviour'

Laura Cram to lead on ESRC transformative research grant [28 Aug 2013]

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What can Washington DC learn from Alaska?

PIR lecturer Dan Kenealy comments in The Guardian [23 Aug 2013]

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Adham Saouli at the Book Festival

Adham Saouli speaks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 'A Peaceful Future for the Region?' [21 Aug 2013]

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Damro awarded Senior Fellowship

Damro awarded Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship at EUI [14 Aug 2013]

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John Peterson Featured In Foreign Office Report

'Europe & America: What Next?' [31 Jul 2013]

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Alistair Hunter is the winner of the 2013 IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award

“This is a genuinely outstanding piece of work” [12 Jul 2013]

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PIR staff teach top pupils

PIR Staff & The Sutton Trust Summer School [12 Jul 2013]

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UoE Students make UNA, UK Youth Council 2013-14

International Relations students from the University of Edinburgh were recently elected as President and Vice-President of United Nations Association Youth, UK [10 Jul 2013]

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European Commission of the 21st Century published

PIR colleagues co-author ‘major advance in study of the EU’ [08 Jul 2013]

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Leverhulme Fellowship Success

Yaniv Voller has been offered a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship [02 Jul 2013]

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AHRC Grant: Faith-based activism & climate change

Bomberg awarded grant to study faith-based activism and climate change [10 Jun 2013]

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PIR welcomes new colleague

Dr Philip Cook joins PIR as a lecturer in political theory [09 Jun 2013]

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Jana Hönke's book published

New book explores Transnational Companies and Security Governance. [04 Jun 2013]

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AHRC funded PhD studentship available

Apply by 24 June for studentship on 'Faith-based activism and climate change' [02 Jun 2013]

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John Peterson at Johns Hopkins University

PIR Professor delivers seminar on Britain's Europe Debate [26 Apr 2013]

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Jana Hönke contributes to panel on the future of the Congo

PIR lecturer participates in a major conference, "Moving Forward in the Eastern Congo" [19 Apr 2013]

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New book on Climate Change

PIR's Liz Cripps publishes Climate Change and the Moral Agent with Oxford University Press [05 Apr 2013]

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PIR in Latin America

Mark Aspinwall and Charlie Jeffery took part in the recent launch of Edinburgh's Latin America initiative. [05 Apr 2013]

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Successful Post Offer Days

PIR held two well-attended, and very successful, Post-Offer Days on 27th March and 3rd April. [05 Apr 2013]

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PIR’s Rosalind Cavaghan wins European PhD Prize

Cavaghan is winner of the first ECPR award for the best doctoral thesis on politics and gender. [01 Apr 2013]

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New ESRC grant on "The Politics of Monitoring"

Project to cover climate change, defence, and immigration. [25 Mar 2013]

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PIR Society receives EUSA Global Award

The Politics and International Relations Society has received the EUSA Global Award for promoting discussion and awareness on international issues and providing support to international students. [25 Mar 2013]

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Bomberg convenes Environmental Politics specialist group

New group of the UK's Political Studies Association to focus on Environmental Politics [24 Mar 2013]

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PIR Professor named Academician of Social Science

Fiona Mackay's research and broader contributions recognised by Academy. [23 Mar 2013]

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PIR Society nominated for prestigious award

Politics and International Relations Society has been nominated for the prestigious EUSA "Global Award". [15 Mar 2013]

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Andrew Neal gives talk to Scottish Parliament staff

PIR lecturer presented on the implications of Scottish independence for security governance [13 Mar 2013]

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PIR PhD Graduate appointed Ambassador

Dr Andrew Bennett named as Canada's first Ambassador of Religious Freedom [26 Feb 2013]

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Head of PIR comments on Scotland as Fair Trade Nation

Professor Tim Hayward asks what can be said about fairness in relation to trade? [25 Feb 2013]

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Shadow Foreign Secretary to Deliver Lecture on 1 March 2013

Douglas Alexander MP, a former Politics and Modern History graduate and currently Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, will be delivering a lecture focusing on Scotland's constitutional future, on Friday, 1st March, 2013 at 5.15 pm in the Playfair Library, Old College. [21 Feb 2013]

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PIR Professor appointed to important research post

Charlie Jeffery named Coordinator of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland Project [14 Feb 2013]

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Major event on EU Foreign Policy

John Peterson amongst panelists at Foreign Policy Centre event [14 Feb 2013]

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Leviathan Magazine Launches Website

Leviathan, Edinburgh University’s student-run politics and current affairs journal, is pleased to introduce its new website. [11 Feb 2013]

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Julie Kaarbo named associate editor of prestigious journal

PIR Senior Lecturer named to the editorial team of 'Foreign Policy Analysis' [07 Feb 2013]

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Innovative and exciting new Honours course

New honours course - "Parliamentary Studies" - set for 2013-14 [30 Jan 2013]

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John Peterson speaks at SNP Burns Night

Bad Scottish jokes (and more serious points) from PIR Professor [27 Jan 2013]

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PIR’s Rosalind Cavaghan awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

PIR PhD graduate awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Commission. [23 Jan 2013]

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"By far the best book that I have read on NAFTA."

Mark Aspinwall’s new book called ‘timely, pioneering, compelling’. [23 Jan 2013]

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Elizabeth Bomberg on BBC Radio 4

PIR Senior Lecturer on "Today" to comment on Obama's second inaugural [22 Jan 2013]

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Can democracy in crisis deal with the climate crisis?

Professor Tim Hayward, head of PIR, contributes to a salient and important debate. [21 Jan 2013]

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PIR Professor on BBC Scotland

John Peterson comments on UK-EU relations and US politics for "Good Morning Scotland" [21 Jan 2013]

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Juliet Kaarbo gives evidence at the House of Commons

Commons committee considering the foreign policy implications of and for an independent Scotland [16 Jan 2013]

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ESRC studentships available

Politics & IR encourage applications for prestigious PhD studentships [08 Jan 2013]

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