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2011

Elizabeth Bomberg interviewed by The Journal

'Dead Politicians' Society': The Journal meets beloved academic and University of Edinburgh political science stalwart Dr Elizabeth Bomberg. [07 Dec 2011]

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EURO crisis seminar podcast now available

Four leading experts on Economic and Monetary Union recently debated the Euro Crisis at the University of Edinburgh, hosted by PIR's Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. [29 Nov 2011]

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Charles Raab elected to Academy of Social Sciences

Politics IR Emeritus Professor Charles Raab has been elected an Academician of the UK's Academy of Social Sciences. [17 Nov 2011]

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European Council President praises book by PIR colleagues

The President of the EU’s European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has provided the following endorsement for the new edition of ‘The European Union: How Does it Work?’, co-edited by Edinburgh Politics/IR’s Elizabeth Bomberg and John Peterson (together with Richard Corbett): [15 Nov 2011]

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New Venue for Middle East Roundtable Event

The venue for the Transatlantic Seminar scheduled for 25th November has been changed in response to heavy demand for places. [14 Nov 2011]

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PIR hosts David Miliband on 26 October

As part of a tour of UK universities, the former Foreign Secretary held a Q&A session with the University community to discuss issues in global and national politics. [27 Oct 2011]

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Edinburgh PIR wins funding for 'Transworld'

Work to begin on major EU-funded project on transatlantic relations [20 Oct 2011]

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Rising China and Global Justice

Professor Ian Holliday, University of Hong Kong, will give a talk on 'Rising China and Global Justice'. [12 Oct 2011]

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Politics IR to host David Miliband

The entire University community of staff and students is warmly welcomed to an audience with David Miliband, MP. [10 Oct 2011]

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Students Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month 2011 plays host to a series of events. [10 Oct 2011]

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MERCURY takes part in Brussels conference on Global Europe

Along with two other European Commission-funded consortia, MERCURY partners met to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the EU and its member states in global affairs. [10 Oct 2011]

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Bernard Crick Award 2011

May Darwich awarded the 2011 Bernard Crick Fellowship Award [10 Oct 2011]

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Mackay speaks at Women into Politics EU-funded event in Ireland

Fiona Mackay will be in conversation with Sarah Brett, BBC Radio Foyle, on September 29 as part of a two day cross border seminar examining strategies to achieve a gender balance in politics in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. [27 Sep 2011]

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PIR jumps in NSS student satisfaction ratings

Dr Mark Aspinwall, head of Politics and International Relations, welcomed the news that overall student satisfaction rose from 76% to 87%. [16 Sep 2011]

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Leviathan: New Issue Out Now!

Third issue of student journal now available online [06 Sep 2011]

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John Peterson comments on Scottish independence and EU membership on BBC Radio Scotland

Edinburgh Politics & IR’s John Peterson appeared on BBC Radio Scotland’s Newsweek Scotland on 3rd September 2011 to discuss the possible implications of Scottish independence on Scotland’s (and the UK’s) European Union membership(s). [05 Sep 2011]

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Taiwanese delegation visits the School

A delegation of government officials from Taiwan visited SPS and Politics & IR in late August to discuss Academy of Government training programmes for their senior civil servants. [29 Aug 2011]

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Swenden to co-chair and organize Final ECPR Summer School

Wilfried Swenden will be heading to Canterbury in Kent between 2-10 September to co-chair and organize the third and Final ECPR Summer School on Federalism and Regionalism. The Summer School will be hosted by the Centre for Federal Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. [24 Aug 2011]

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Johnson receives seed grant from USAF

Dominic Johnson has received a small research grant of $15k (USD) from the US Air Force (via their European Office of Aerospace Research and Development), to begin work on a project entitled "Evolutionary Models of Irregular Warfare". [15 Aug 2011]

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Fiona Mackay at 2011 Festival of Politics

Fiona Mackay (Politics and IR) will chair a panel on August 25 as part of the 2011 Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament. [27 Jul 2011]

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Politics & IR welcomes Ronnee Schreiber

Visiting Scholar from San Diego State University [05 Jul 2011]

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Dominic Johnson to Co-Lead Princeton Research Grant

Building on his research on the Evolution of Religion, Dominic Johnson will co-lead a new research project on "Evolution and Human Nature" at the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) in Princeton in 2012-2013. [23 Jun 2011]

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PIR awarded 2 ESRC awards

ESRC awards go to Cera Murtagh and Charlotte Snelling. [06 Jun 2011]

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PIR awards undergraduate prizes

Exceptional performances by four graduating students were recognized by the Department in its final Exam Board of the undergraduate year. [03 Jun 2011]

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PIR success in Edinburgh Sustainability Awards

Politics and IR have walked away with both a 'runner up' and 'winning' entry for two special prizes in the Edinburgh Sustainability Awards (ESA) competition. [30 May 2011]

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Meryl Kenny to take up post at University of New South Wales

Meryl joined the Politics and International Relations Department in Fall 2004 as an MSc/PhD student. [19 May 2011]

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Kenny and Mackay present analysis of gender and the Scottish parliament elections 2011

Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay (Politics and IR) provide analysis and comment on the impact of the Scottish parliament elections on women's representation - and the stalled progress on gender balance - in the Election 2011 Special Issue of the Holyrood Magazine. [17 May 2011]

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John Peterson delivers Mitchell lecture

The 2011 annual Mitchell lecture, honouring Prof J D B Mitchell (the founder of the Europa Institute), was given by John Peterson of Edinburgh Politics/IR on 23 February 2011. The event was chaired by Dr Michael Shackleton, Head of the European Parliament's main UK office in London. [12 May 2011]

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Nicola McEwen and Meryl Kenny present analysis of the Scottish Parliament election

Dr Nicola McEwen, co-director of the Institute of Governance, and Dr Meryl Kenny, presented preliminary analysis of the Scottish Parliament election result at a seminar at the University of Edinburgh. [12 May 2011]

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PIR welcomes new Society Heads

Marika Andersen and Raphae Barlas have been selected by students as the next heads of the Politics Society and IR Society respectively. [10 May 2011]

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Dominic Johnson publishes article on Bin Laden

Article published in The Atlantic: 'Why Does Bin Laden's Death Feel Like A Triumph?' [10 May 2011]

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Fiona Mackay co-edits new book!

Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh Politics and IR) and Mona Lena Krook (Washington University in St Louis, USA) have co-edited a new collection entitled Gender, Politics and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism (Palgrave Macmillan 2011). [03 May 2011]

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Rod Rhodes visits Politics and IR at Edinburgh

Distinguished political scientist Professor Rod Rhodes (University of Tasmania) is currently visiting Politics and IR at Edinburgh. [03 May 2011]

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Gordon Brown to give lecture on economics

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is returning to his former university to give a talk on economics. [11 Apr 2011]

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PIR Staff Nominated in EUSA Teaching Awards 2011

12 members of PIR staff were nominated in various categories in the EUSA 2011 Teaching Awards [01 Apr 2011]

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Ailsa Henderson wins grant

Ailsa Henderson wins grant to study voter attitudes in the 2011 Canadian election campaign. [30 Mar 2011]

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PIR Research Highlighted on Libya

An article in the Economist highlights Dominic Johnson's work on the problem of defining success, and how this applies to the current attacks on Libya: How will we know if or when the mission is successful? [23 Mar 2011]

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Leviathan: new issue out now!

PIR student journal releases 2nd issue. [22 Mar 2011]

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PIR team pursues Sustainability Award

A team of Politics and IR students and staff are pursuing one of the University's Sustainability Awards. [14 Mar 2011]

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Middle East Symposium

‘The Middle East: Revolution, Democracy or Civil Wars?’ [14 Mar 2011]

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New ESRC funded PhD Studentships

We are pleased to announce the availability of ESRC funded PhD studentships beginning in September 2011. [09 Mar 2011]

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PIR to join team of European researchers exploring the role of science in immigration policy

Christina Boswell is part of a team of European researchers who have been awarded Volkswagen Foundation funding to work on the role of research in immigration policy. [03 Mar 2011]

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Seán Molloy Awarded AHRC Fellowship

Dr. Seán Molloy has been awarded an AHRC Early Careers Research Fellowship. [28 Feb 2011]

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Jeffery named to REF panel

PIR is delighted to annouce that Professor Charlie Jeffery has been named as a member of the subpanel on Politics and International Studies, a recognition of the esteem he's held in by the UK academic community. [24 Feb 2011]

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PIR Staff Visit WZB Berlin

John Peterson is Visiting Fellow at leading German think tank. [15 Feb 2011]

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New MSc programme in International Relations of the Middle East

PIR launches new Taught Postgraduate Programme [27 Jan 2011]

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Policy Network publishes opinion piece by Christina Boswell

'Migration control and the surveillance myth' [26 Jan 2011]

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Dr Ewan Stein to join Politics IR

New lecturer in International Relations & the Middle East [19 Jan 2011]

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