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2014

REF 2014 Results: PIR ranked 8th in the UK for research

PIR ranked 8th in the UK for research [18 Dec 2014]

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Politics Student Success at Undergraduate Awards

SPS Fourth Year Philipp Requat attended the 2014 Undergraduate Awards Summit for which he was invited on account of authoring a Highly Commended entry in the Social Sciences category of the international essay award. [16 Dec 2014]

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Seminar at Fritt Ort Foundation

The Centre for Cultural Relations presents a seminar at Oslo's Fritt Ord Foundation on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 which will examine the state of current research into the relationship between social media and political change. [25 Nov 2014]

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PIR staff appointed to the Board of Democratic Audit UK

Oliver Escobar appointed to the Board of Trustees of Democratic Audit UK. [21 Nov 2014]

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Inaugural Lecture on 'The Imagined Electorate' by Prof. Ailsa Henderson

Professor Ailsa Henderson will deliver her Inaugural Lecture on the 3rd December 2014. [20 Nov 2014]

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So Say Scotland in Nestas top 50 New Radicals 2014

PIR Staff contributed from inception. [24 Oct 2014]

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Murison and Dorman to present key-note address at Oxford Symposium

Sara Dorman and Jude Murison will present the key-note address at Oxford's Comparative Symposium, Eritrea & Rwanda: 'Post-liberation trajectories in comparative perspective'. [22 Oct 2014]

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BISA@40 workshop funded

"Beyond the Gatekeeper state? IR perspectives on African states in the 21st century" a workshop organised by Sara Dorman and the BISA-Africa working group will run in June 2015 as part of the BISA's 40th anniversary conference in London [22 Oct 2014]

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The Intelligence & Security Committee news

PIR Professor to give evidence. [13 Oct 2014]

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The Referendum- continued!

PIR's Oliver Escobar analyses the Scottish referendum results for a Brussels-based Spanish radio station [29 Sep 2014]

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PIR Staff at North Conference Alliance

PIR staff deliver keynote speech at North Alliance Conference [22 Sep 2014]

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Transnationalising Clientelism: External Governance and Informality

International Workshop Co-Organised by PIR Colleague [22 Sep 2014]

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Out in paperback now!

PIR's Jana Honke has a new book [22 Sep 2014]

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Edinburgh PIR Colleagues in Indy Ref

Edinburgh PIR colleagues to provide commentary on Scottish independence results. [18 Sep 2014]

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Bomberg receives Outstanding Teaching Award from University Chancellor

The Award for Teaching was given to Dr Elizabeth Bomberg from the School of Social & Political Science. [15 Sep 2014]

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The Scottish Question

PIR Academics take part in a panel discussion [09 Sep 2014]

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PIR to host prestigious conference of voting experts

Edinburgh PIR will be hosting 130 UK and international political behaviour specialists as part of the annual conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group of the PSA. [09 Sep 2014]

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PIR at the Edinburgh International Festival

Andrea Birdsall chairs talk on 'Culture & Conflict' [28 Aug 2014]

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Bomberg Appointed Deputy Director of Global Academy

Global Environment & Society Academy [27 Aug 2014]

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Transatlantic Seminar Autumn 2014

New programme now published! [20 Aug 2014]

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Referendum Vote Choice Report

Risk to currency, EU membership & public spending are key. [15 Aug 2014]

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PIR at the Festival of Politics

Staff from Politics and International Relations will be sharing insights and ideas from their research at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics, hosted at the Scottish Parliament from 15th-17th August. [14 Aug 2014]

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PIR Student wins three awards

Awards for research projects on Ukraine at the United Nations [15 Jul 2014]

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Lecturer in Public Policy

We're hiring! [30 Jun 2014]

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PhD Candidate Wins Prestigious Teaching Prize

BISA-HEA Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies [20 Jun 2014]

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New centre launch by PIR's Christina Boswell

Science, Knowledgy & Policy Centre will be officially launched on 26th June, with a symposium on "Open Policy, Open Science: Contemporary Governance and the Challenges of Knowledge Democratisation". [17 Jun 2014]

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Spectating & Acting in Democratic Politics

Workshop on Spectating and Acting in Democratic Politics (June 20, 2014) [17 Jun 2014]

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PIR Academic & The Scottish Parliament

Julie Kaarbo on Small States' Foreign Policies [16 Jun 2014]

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PIR student Ben Warrington wins Sir William Darling Prize

Ben Warrington's outstanding contribution to the University's reputation through his sporting achievements, leadership and scholarship excellence recognized in award of Sir William Darling prize for 2014. [10 Jun 2014]

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Parochial Global Europe Published by OUP

PIR's John Peterson has a new study of trade policy out with Oxford University Press (co-authored with Alasdair Young of the Georgia Institute of Technology) entitled Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Policy. [12 May 2014]

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LORD (PETER) MANDELSON DELIVERS MONTAGUE BURTON LECTURE

The legendary UK and European political figure, Lord (Peter) Mandelson delivered the Montague Burton lecture as well as the keynote address to the Caplin Conference on the World Economy (http://millercenter.org/conferences/2013/caplin) at the University on Friday, 2nd May. [12 May 2014]

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Students to reach G20 Youth Summit

Two PIR students have been selected to represent India at the world's biggest political youth forum. [05 May 2014]

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PIR Students Help Organise Latin American Forum

'Latin America: A Region of Great Diversity' on Tuesday 6 May 2014 [01 May 2014]

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PIR Course takes Runner Up at EUSA Teaching Awards!

Parliamentary Studies is Runner Up [25 Apr 2014]

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Edinburgh PIR to Host Major Trade Conference

Registration now open for the Caplin Conference on the Global Economy [22 Apr 2014]

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PIR Staff Receives Top National Teaching Award

Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching [22 Apr 2014]

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Montague Burton Lecture to be given by Peter Mandelson

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership: What to Play For? [16 Apr 2014]

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Clinton Global Initiative

Edinburgh MSc GEPS students take part in Clinton Global Initiative conference [24 Mar 2014]

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NEW! PIR Facebook page!

Join in via social media on the latest PIR happenings. [19 Mar 2014]

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Transatlantic Seminar- CHANGE IN PROGRAMME

Friday 14 March 2014 [05 Mar 2014]

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The Interactive Referendum

In a show of deliberative democracy, chair Alan Convery invited us to live-tweet, argue points and vote twice during the debate. [21 Feb 2014]

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#BritainAfrica50 at The Scottish Parliament

Join Humza Yousaf (Scottish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development), Martin Plaut (Former BBC Africa Editor) and Claude Kabemba (Executive Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch) at the Scottish Parliament for a timely debate on this critical set of issues [17 Feb 2014]

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EPOP 2014 Conference to be hosted by PIR Edinburgh

Abstracts wanted for EPOP 2014 [29 Jan 2014]

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland Research Symposium

Join Professor Andrew Thompson on 27 March 2014 at COSLA Centre, Edinburgh [27 Jan 2014]

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Postgrads on International & European Politics degree share their experiences

Testimonial videos featuring recent students now on-line. [14 Jan 2014]

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Iain Hardie's book named 'RIPE Read for 2012'

Recognition of Hardie's new book by leading journal. [09 Jan 2014]

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