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2012

More success for PIR in teaching awards!

Ruth Nicol nominated by the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) for the Supporting Student Learning Award. [21 Dec 2012]

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PIR undergraduate selected for prestigious global forum

Hannah Ellix selected for G20 Youth Forum [21 Dec 2012]

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Cowper-Cowles lecture podcast now available

Hear former UK Ambassador to Afghanistan's Montague Burton lecture. [19 Dec 2012]

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PIR Alumni Careers Event

Eight PIR Alumni Demonstrate Range of Ways Ahead [18 Dec 2012]

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PIR Teaching Fellow Nominated for Teaching Award

Dr. Carmen Gebhard nominated for Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching. [17 Dec 2012]

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Daniel Kenealy contributes to debate on Scotland and the EU

Piece in 'The Scotsman' argues that Jose Manuel Barroso's letter is not the final word. [13 Dec 2012]

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Prestigious ESRC fellowship for PIR academic

Dr Nicola McEwen's award underlines our position at the forefront of cutting edge research and public engagement. [05 Dec 2012]

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PIR faculty and students collaborate on news article

Elizabeth Bomberg and students on the US Government course work together to pen article. [22 Nov 2012]

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Alumni to discuss their post-Edinburgh working lives

Eight talented PIR alumni to talk about their careers at an event on 7 December 2012. [21 Nov 2012]

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PIR's Dr. Eve Hepburn named University Rising Star

The Rising Star Award honours a University of Edinburgh academic who has demonstrated great potential. [20 Nov 2012]

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Ever wondered about the public policy issues behind CCTV?

New book co-edited by PIR professor Charles Raab breaks new ground in the debate. [18 Nov 2012]

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Transatlantic Seminar sheds light on US presidential elections

John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg, Robert Mason and Chris Carman in roundtable before a packed house. [15 Nov 2012]

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How should we interpret women's scepticism about independence?

As a rational response to the lack of information, argues Professor Fiona Mackay. [13 Nov 2012]

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PIR faculty pull 'all-nighter' at US election event

John Peterson and Elizabeth Bomberg spoke at North American Society event marking the US presidential election [12 Nov 2012]

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'PIR+' events to bring faculty and students together

In January we will launch 'PIR+', a new programme in our calendar designed to bring together staff and students for a range of events. [06 Nov 2012]

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Juliet Kaarbo contributes to debate on Scotland in the world

Juliet presented at Scotsman conference considering an independent Scotland's place in the world. [25 Oct 2012]

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Professor gives evidence at the House of Lords

Christina Boswell appears at the House of Lords to discuss "The EU's Approach to Global Migration and Mobility" [24 Oct 2012]

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PIR ranked 5th in UK for “Female Presence”

Research by UK political scientists ranks Edinburgh highly. [16 Oct 2012]

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Tim Hayward publishes an article on "Climate Change and Ethics"

Professor of Environmental Policy Theory uses ethics to bring clarity and order to some thorny questions. [15 Oct 2012]

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John Peterson's take on the EU's Nobel Prize

Professor John Peterson offers analysis on the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU. [15 Oct 2012]

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PIR 50th Anniversary Celebrations Off to a Flying Start!

PIR 50th Anniversary Celebrations Off to a Flying Start! [01 Oct 2012]

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Hepburn appointed Senior Lecturer

Dr Eve Hepburn has been appointed Senior Lecturer in Politics. [08 Aug 2012]

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Congratulations to our First and Second Year prize-winners!

This year’s recipients of the Simon Gray Prize have been announced. [08 Aug 2012]

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PIR turns 50!

PIR kicked off its golden anniversary year with a gala reunion weekend on 21-23 September 2012. [26 Jul 2012]

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PIR Student Gets UN Internship

MSc International Relations student at UN Security Council Qiushi Yue is spending four months as an intern in the United Nations Security Council in New York. [23 Jul 2012]

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New Politics Professor

Dr Fiona Mackay has been awarded a personal Chair of Politics [20 Jul 2012]

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Reorienting Realism: Major International Relations Theory Event

Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh is hosting a major Royal Society of Edinburgh sponsored workshop entitled Reorienting Realism: Context, Crisis and Critique on Saturday 23rd of June and Sunday 24th of June, [19 Jun 2012]

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Investigating the Eurosceptics at the Heart of Europe

A new book chapter investigates the intergovernmentalists in the European Commission and their views about the organisation they serve and what they believe about the Commission's role in the integration of Europe. [12 Jun 2012]

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Social Policy & Politics Student to Participate in Think-Tank

Social Policy & Politics undergraduate to participate in Mexican think-tank on Economic Growth and Social Development [08 Jun 2012]

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Centre for Public Services Research/OS Group Seminar - 10 May

5.00 - 6.30 pm - The Conference Room, University of Edinburgh Business School [30 Apr 2012]

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Politics/IR Research in Progress Session, 2 May, is CANCELLED

Unfortunately, the Politics/IR Research in Progress Session scheduled for 2 May, has been cancelled. [30 Apr 2012]

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Action on equality after report by Kenny and Mackay

Scottish parties promise action on equality after report by Kenny and Mackay [20 Apr 2012]

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Event: Talk/Forum on the Consequences of the Arab Awakening.

A forum/panel event. Speaker: Prof Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, the University of Bradford. [18 Apr 2012]

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PIR nominated as best department in the University

We're thrilled to announce that Edinburgh students this year have nominated Politics & International Relations as the University's best department. [11 Apr 2012]

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Richard Freeman Shortlisted for EUSA Teaching Award

Dr Richard Freeman has been shortlisted for the EUSA Best Research Supervisor Award [28 Mar 2012]

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PIR Receives Multiple Nominations for Teaching Awards

Politics and International Relations staff and courses have been nominated for many EUSA Teaching Awards [27 Mar 2012]

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Alessandro Fussachia Trans Sem cancelled

Transatlantic Seminar on Friday 9 March cancelled [07 Mar 2012]

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Simon Gray Prize Winners

Winners of the Simon Gray Prize for 1st and 2nd Years Announced [24 Feb 2012]

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Damro Joins Board of Prestigious Journal

Chad Damro has joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP). [20 Feb 2012]

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Michael Clarke Gives Transatlantic Seminar

Webcast available of Director of Royal United Services’ seminar on British foreign policy. [13 Feb 2012]

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Julie Kaarbo profiled in journal

PS: Political Science & Politics [08 Feb 2012]

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Luke March publishes new book

'Radical Left Parties in Europe' [08 Feb 2012]

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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. [24 Jan 2012]

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Charlie Jeffery wins ESRC research grant

'Conversations on the Political Economy of Constitutional Change in Scotland' [20 Jan 2012]

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Adham Saouli publishes new book

'The Arab State: Dilemmas of Late Formation' [18 Jan 2012]

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David Howarth awarded EU Commission grant

David Howarth was awarded an EU Commission grant of €22,000 to organise a major conference on EU Economic Governance. [16 Jan 2012]

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New publication by David Howarth

David Howarth and Tal Sadeh, 'At the Vanguard of Globalization: The OECD and Capital Liberalization', /Review of International Political Economy/, 18: 15, 2011, 622-645. [16 Jan 2012]

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Lionel Barber of FT visit

Editor of Financial Times gave the Montague Burton lecture [12 Jan 2012]

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Seán Molloy awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Workshop in Arts Humanities Award.

The award was granted for a project called 'The Indispensable Theory? The Theory and Practice of Realism from the Scottish Enlightenment to the Present'. [10 Jan 2012]

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