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Politics and International Relations (PIR): News



Class trip to the Scottish Parliament

Professor Nicola McEwen, took this year's Comparing Scottish Devolution class to the Scottish Parliament to meet Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani. [26 Nov 2018]

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PIR researcher launches Disant Voices Album

ESRC and Creative Scotland funded project bears melodic fruit [26 Sep 2018]

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PIR judges

Participatory democracy expert to serve as judge at Debating Matters Scotland Championship [07 Sep 2018]

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PIR PhD wins prestigious award

Sissela Matzner collaborated with colleagues at Sciences Po and Milan [03 Apr 2018]

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PIR in the Times and BBC

Staff and PhD student's research on food waste makes waves [27 Aug 2018]

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PIR's Transatlantic Seminar

2018 Autumn program released [25 Jul 2018]

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BJPIR Breakthrough Symposia

The 2018 Symposium reflects on Ikenberry's After Victory [13 Aug 2018]

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UK Foreign Policy after Brexit: Losing Europe and Finding a Role

Written evidence to a parliamentary committee - co-authored by Professor Julie Kaarbo. [27 Jul 2018]

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PIR staff on the institutional irony of Brexit

Prof John Peterson and Dermot Hodson (Birkbeck) for The Guardian. [18 Jul 2018]

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PIR goes to Westminster

Kristen Hopewell to the House of Commons [04 Jun 2018]

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PIR goes to Washington

Kristen Hopewell to the Wilson Center [28 May 2018]

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PIR staff talking trade and China in the MonkeyCage

Dr Kristen Hopewell has published an article in The Washington Post on why President Trump is threatening a trade war over China’s industrial policy. [03 May 2018]

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Excellent cleaner, Joyce Cubitt, included in PhD thesis acknowledgements.

Joyce Cubitt, the excellent cleaner of the third floor of CMB, received a warm tribute by PIR PhD student Sissela Matzer in the acknowledgements in Sissela’s thesis. [27 Apr 2018]

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Congratulations to Professor Fiona Mackay!

Congratulations to Professor Fiona Mackay on being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She joins other PIR fellows Professor Christina Boswell, Professor Charlie Jeffrey and Professor James Smith. [05 Mar 2018]

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PIR Tutor awards nominations

NOW OPEN! [06 Feb 2018]

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