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2017

New book on EU's evolving diplomacy

Chad Damro, Sieglinde Gstöhl, Simon Schunz edit a major volume on European and international politics [19 Nov 2017]

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PIR/SPS welcomes Chinese delegation

Experts ranged across the UoE to exchange ideas with top officials on public sector reform [06 Nov 2017]

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IASH launches new genderEd resource

Exciting new site for students, scholars, and teachers [27 Oct 2017]

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PIR alum wins the Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

Our recent graduate, Nishad Sanzagiri, took home a top University prize at this fall's Welcome Ceremony. [18 Oct 2017]

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PIR expert delivers keynote to the International Iberoamerican Congress on Government and Public Administration

Oliver Escobar addressed key group of Iberoamerican stakeholders [02 Oct 2017]

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Call for applications to the Navigating the Grey Zone Summer School

Three intense days learning about complicity, resistance, and solidarity - Application deadline 15 Dec 2017 [02 Oct 2017]

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Welcome postgraduate (PG) students!

Here's a handy page with all your Welcome Week PIR events and details. [11 Sep 2017]

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Welcome to our new undergraduate (UG) students!

Here's a handy page with all your Welcome Week PIR events and details. [11 Sep 2017]

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PIR UG student wins prestigious PSA prize

Congratulations to Philosophy and Politics graduate Isabel Abbs, who was won joint first prize in the 2017 Political Studies Association’s Women and Politics Undergraduate Essay Competition! [04 Sep 2017]

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PIR expert attends BRICS Seminar in China

Kristen Hopewell (Sr. Lecturer) invited by Chinese government. [31 Aug 2017]

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PIR staff publishes new Handbook on Gender and the Military

Claire Duncanson and Rachel Woodward (Newcastle) have just published a major new handbook covering all aspects of gender and the military. [24 Aug 2017]

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John Peterson on White House hirings and firings

PIR Prof weighs in on the short tenure of Anthony Scaramucci [03 Aug 2017]

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Philip Cook - Bring Back Child Labour!

Edinburgh political theorist challeneges several assumptions about child labour at Edinburgh Fringe [24 Jul 2017]

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PIR Student Prizes 16/17

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded prizes for 16/17; [14 Jul 2017]

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Transatlantic Seminar lineup announced for Semester 1, Autumn 2017

Strong roster of visiting and local experts [26 Jun 2017]

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Congratulations to Politics PhD Student, Victor Gigleux, on his scholarship award.

Congratulations to Victor for being awarded with the Consular Corps in Edinburgh and Leith and University of Edinburgh Scholarship. [22 Jun 2017]

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Commission on Parliamentary Reform Report features SPS experts

PIR and Public Policy experts contributed research to the report and expertise and to key meetings [20 Jun 2017]

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PSA Edinburgh Applying to Study Politics

For the sixth consecutive year The Political Studies Association (PSA) will be holding a series of Applying to Study Politics Workshops across the country over the coming months, including at the University of Edinburgh next week (27 June). [19 Jun 2017]

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Scottish Immigration Policy After Brexit

PIR researchers have produced a major report on options for the Scottish immigration policy of the future. [19 Jun 2017]

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Luba Zatsepina-McCreadie wins award

Named Best Undergraduate Tutor in PIR [13 Jun 2017]

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‘BREXIT’s Causes and Consequences’

Update from the BJPIR; special issue entitled ‘BREXIT’s Causes and Consequences’ is in the process of being published. [09 Jun 2017]

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Come work with us!

Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science is hiring a Lecturer in Politics/International Relations with Quantitative Methods. [08 Jun 2017]

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Bomberg inaugural: Trump and Climate Change - How Bad Can It Get?

One word answer: very. Longer answer: very, buuuuut... [08 Jun 2017]

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PIR PhD students victorious

4th year grad students win prestigious scholarship [25 May 2017]

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UoE students rock the PSA

Edinburgh's Political Studies Association Undergraduate game is strong [15 May 2017]

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Political theorists let loose in the wild

Returned unharmed [09 May 2017]

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'An American Leader Like No Other' John Peterson on Trump's 100 days

Prof John Peterson recently analyzed the first 100 days of the Trump presidency [03 May 2017]

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MA Dissertation Hand-in Reception

4th year UG students celebrate turning in their dissertations [03 May 2017]

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Rome Treaty 60 years on

John Peterson and Dermot Hodson on the future of the EU [23 Apr 2017]

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EUSA teaching awards

Slew of PIR staff nominated in several categories [13 Apr 2017]

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PIR's staff kicks off PSA 2017

Meryl Kenny chairs plenary panel on Gender and Political Representation at the Political Studies Association 2017 International Conference [10 Apr 2017]

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BISA-ILAW workshop cfp - deadline extended!

BISA-ILAQ group reconvenes with a one-day workshop at the University of Edinburgh, 6 September [07 Apr 2017]

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Come work with us

Two exciting research fellowships at PIR and Birmingham University. [31 Mar 2017]

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Edinburgh Political Union wins at the Activities Awards

EPU and the North American Society won for Best Group Event in 2016. [24 Mar 2017]

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Jamie Allinson wins major book award

The Struggle for the State in Jordan wins the prestigious Middle East Political Economy prize for best book published in 2013-15. [15 Mar 2017]

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PIR Student Newsletter - back issue

Check out the previous issue of our fantastic student newsletter! [10 Mar 2017]

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PIR Student Newsletter

Check out the excellent newsletter on all things PIR, including staff interviews, put together by our excellent undergrads! [10 Mar 2017]

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Cakes and Catastrophe

A series of PIR roundtables on the possible end of the world as we know it [28 Feb 2017]

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Major US foreign policy conference coming to Edinburgh

The BISA US Foreign Policy working group is now accepting proposals for its conference, to be held 21-22 September, at the UoE. [28 Feb 2017]

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Film Series: Complicity

This free film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, all films will be introduced by academics. [23 Feb 2017]

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Nominations open for best postgraduate tutor

If you have or had an excellent PG tutor this year, now's the time to nominate them for an award. [09 Feb 2017]

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4th edition of The Institutions of the European Union ( Peterson and Hodson, eds.) now available

New edition of leading text on the EU just published. [30 Jan 2017]

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