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2015

PIR staff participate in the largest research programme led by disabled people

PIR staff participate in the largest research programme led by disabled people [07 Jan 2016]

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Tarak Barkawi to deliver lecture in Edinburgh, 20 Jan.

A Reader in the LSE Department of International Relations, Dr Barkawi (https://lse.academia.edu/TarakBarkawi) conducts research on conflict between the West and non-European world. [23 Dec 2015]

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PIR Students Attend UN Climate Conference

Two students from the School of Social and Political Science, Apurv Gupta and Iman Yashruti, were invited to attend the monumental United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, France [15 Dec 2015]

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Professor Juliet Kaarbo at the Guadalajara International Book Fair

Professor Juliet Kaarbo will make an invited presentation at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara Mexico on 4 December 2016. [02 Dec 2015]

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Model United Nations Conference Opened

Model United Nations Conference Opened [26 Oct 2015]

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PIR Staff Receive CHSS Recognition Awards 2015

PIR Staff Receive CHSS Recognition Awards 2015 [19 Oct 2015]

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Calling all PIR students with innovative solutions to global problems

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is a network of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to the worlds most pressing challenges. [28 Sep 2015]

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Politics PhD Candidate Wins 1st Prize!

Charlotte Snelling recently won an essay prize, 1st place, run by the German organisation Stiftung fur die Rechte zukunftiger Generationen (or, in English, the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations) [22 Sep 2015]

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Edinburgh PIR lecturer wins prestigious Teaching Grant

Carmen Gebhard, Programme Director of the MSc International and European Politics (IEP), has secured funding for the new taught postgraduate core course Analysing European Governance and Public Policy as a Jean Monnet Module for 2015-2018. [20 Aug 2015]

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Andrew Neal on sell-out panel on security V. human rights.

Andrew Neal, Shami Chakrabarty and Sir Menzies Campbell discuss how we need to reassert and redefine our human rights for the 21st century. [20 Aug 2015]

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Many successes for PIR Post-Graduate Researchers in 2014-15

With over 70 students, our PhD community was very active in delivering our undergraduate teaching and in presenting, participating at professional conferences and workshops, and publishing their research. [18 Aug 2015]

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Sutton Summer School 2015

Sutton Summer School pupils study Politics at Edinburgh, become election experts [09 Jul 2015]

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PIR Graduations 1 July 2015

Congratulations to all PIR students graduating this week. Interested to see where some of our graduates are heading next year? Heres a selection of their destinations and how the PIR curriculum helped them get there. [30 Jun 2015]

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Edinburgh PIR Professor Wins ESRC Impact Prize

Charlie Jeffery, Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Senior Vice Principal of the university, has won the ESRCs Impact Champion Prize 2015. [25 Jun 2015]

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Edinburgh Politics PhD candidate wins inaugural BISA African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize

Kathy Dodworths paper entitled NGO legitimation as practice: the politics of voluntarism in Tanzania has been awarded the first BISA African Affairs Prize at the BISA annual conference. [19 Jun 2015]

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4th edn of The EU: How Does it Work? has been published by OUP

This time with Dan Kenealy as lead editor, and John Peterson co-authoring [09 Jun 2015]

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PhD Student Wins Best Tutor Award

Alex Latham won Outstanding PIR Tutor Award 2014/15 for tutoring on Democracy and its Discontents. [09 Jun 2015]

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Dorman organizes workshop at BISA's 40th anniversary meeting

Sara Dorman is convening a workshop sponsored by the BISA Africa and IS working group on 16 June as part of the 'Bisa @ 40' conference. [19 May 2015]

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Escobar to give keynote speech at Scottish Government's Participation Week

Oliver Escobar will speak on Monday, 8 June from 09:30 to 13:00. [12 May 2015]

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Kaarbo organises workshop on "Independence in an Interdependent and Multicultural World"

PIR's Julie Kaarbo is co-organising a workshop on "Independence in an Interdependent and Multicultural World" which will take place from 4-5 June in Parliament Hall at the University of St Andrews. [12 May 2015]

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PIR student shortlisted for HART prize

Joe Gayeski attended the Human Rights Exhibition and Prize Giving Ceremony [08 May 2015]

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General Election Coverage

Political Analysis on the Election [07 May 2015]

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A more deliberative society: what is it and how do we get one?

Academy of Government event on Wednesday 8 April 5.10pm [12 Mar 2015]

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The story of Edinburgh's first female Professor newly discovered

Elizabeth Wiskemann was not only the first woman to hold a chair at Edinburgh, (the Montague Burton Chair in International Relations 1958-1961), she was also lauded as a war hero for her exploits in wartime Europe. [12 Mar 2015]

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Oliver Escobar at CDAS Scotland

Community Development Alliance Scotland's annual conference 2015 is themed: "Active participation in democracy and society:building a strong foundation in communities". [10 Mar 2015]

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PIR & Clinton Global Initiative

PIR students selected to attend meeting with Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton [24 Feb 2015]

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Peter Pomerantsev: The Role of the Media in Russia

Thursday 26 February @19.00pm Seminar rooms 1+2 [18 Feb 2015]

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PhD Funding Available

Full PhD Leverhulme funding available to candidates working on global challenges. Deadline 6 March! [18 Feb 2015]

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New Blogpost on Nigeria's 2015 Elections

Ibrahim Sani, who has recently submitted his PhD which examines electoral governance in Nigeria, has written a post on the threats and opportunities of the upcoming election. [04 Feb 2015]

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Hardie co-editing Special Issue of Socio-Economic Review

Iain Hardie is co-editing a special issue of Socio-Economic Review on Patient Capital. [04 Feb 2015]

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Escobar discusses the future of politics at The Gathering

Escobar discusses the future of politics at The Gathering [30 Jan 2015]

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Nicola McEwen & the Future of the UK & Scotland

PIR Academic speaks at two talks at the Centre of Constitutional Change [29 Jan 2015]

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PIR Society hosts Shadow Secretary of State, Margaret Curran

Chrystal Macmillan Building, seminar rooms 1+2, Thursday 29 January @19.00pm [27 Jan 2015]

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Prof. Ailsa Henderson to speak at Holyrood Breakfast Briefing

Prof. Henderson will be taking part in "The Future of Engagement, Campaigns and Elections" one of a series of Devolution Breakfast Briefings hosted by the National Library of Scotland on 28 January 2015, 9am-10-.30am [27 Jan 2015]

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