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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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BJPIR call for special issue proposals

UK's leading Politics & IR journal seeks special issue submissions in all fields, with particular interest in innovative, cutting edge IR. [09 Dec 2016]

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New video on EU institutions with UoE input

PIR's John Peterson in new video for Oxford University Press. [01 Dec 2016]

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PIR staff stirs the pot on Aleppo and International Human Rights law

Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon's blog on the legal aspects of the bombing of Aleppo has drawn strong responses from the military and international legal communities. [20 Nov 2016]

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PIR MA poster session

4th year PIR Honours students presented their dissertation projects as posters. [16 Nov 2016]

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School of Social and Political Science Postgraduate Open Day

If you're thinking about pursuing postgraduate study, the UoE School of Social and Political Science is a great place to do it. [09 Nov 2016]

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New publication by Prof Luke March and Daniel Keith

Luke March and Daniel Keith have just published a new edited volume: Europe's Radical Left: From Marginality to the Mainstream?. [07 Nov 2016]

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PIR experts on 'The Backbench'

Meryl Kenny and John Peterson join the Edinburgh Political Union's radio show. [04 Nov 2016]

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PIR walks the Trossachs

Group of PIR staff, students, and family summit Ben Venue on the weekend. [03 Nov 2016]

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Up-to-the moment expertise on the EU

The 4th ed. of PIR Prof. John Peterson's popular text, The Institutions of the European Union, will soon come out with Oxford University Press - now with video preview! [03 Nov 2016]

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The Changing Face of Conflict: Modern Security and Human Values

On 26 November, CeSeR and the Albertus Institute will convene major conference on 'The Changing Face of Conflict: Modern Security and Human Values' - a can't miss event [19 Oct 2016]

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Scotland after Brexit - Lessons from the Nordics

On 29 October the Academy of Government together with Nordic Horizons is convening a major one-day event how Nordic countries' experiences with the EU can inform Scotish policy in the wake of Brexit. [19 Oct 2016]

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Avishek Ray and Papia Sengupta visit Edinburgh University for fall semester

The Institute for Advance Studies welcomes two visiting scholars from South Asia. [10 Oct 2016]

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New ESRC project on Monitoring ‘Illegal’ Immigrants

Prof. Christina Boswell leads this exciting new ESRC-sponsored project on how unauthorised migrants have been surveilled in France, Germany and the UK since the late 1960s. . [26 Sep 2016]

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New book: Understanding Zimbabwe

Sara Rich Dorman's Understanding Zimbabwe examines the interactions of social groups — churches, NGOs, and political parties — from the liberation struggle, through the independence decades, as they engaged the state and ruling party. Her empirically rich account reveals how strategies of control and co-option were replicated and resisted, shaping expectations and behaviour. [12 Sep 2016]

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Kristen Hopewell awarded ESRC Future Research Leaders grant

Dr Hopewell has been successful in winning an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant for a new project entitled “Global Power Shifts and the Changing Dynamics of Export Finance”. [02 Sep 2016]

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New Book: The territorial Conservative Party Devolution and party change in Scotland and Wales

Alan Covery's new book explores how the Scottish and Welsh Conservative Parties dealt with devolution. They both campaigned against it, so how did they cope when they had to join the new Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament? [29 Aug 2016]

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NEW BOOK: THE WEST AND THE GLOBAL POWER SHIFT: TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

PIR’s John Peterson and colleagues in TRANSWORLD – an 3 year EU-funded project on US-European relations and global governance (http://www.transworld-fp7.eu/) – have produced a new title just published by Palgrave Macmillan. [10 Aug 2016]

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JANE MANSBRIDGE’S BJPIR LECTURE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON-LINE

The British Journal of Politics and IR lecture presented by Jane Mansbridge (Harvard) on 9th June 2016 entitled (intriguingly) Why We Need More and More State Coercion (and What to Do About It) can be viewed at http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/research/bjpir. [10 Aug 2016]

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New book: Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project

Kristen Hopewell's new book Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project now out with Stanford University Press [21 Jul 2016]

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Where are PIR graduates heading next year?

Congratulations to all PIR students graduating this week. Interested to see where some of our graduates are heading next year? Here’s a selection of their destinations and how the PIR curriculum helped them get there. [29 Jun 2016]

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Darcy Leigh joint winner of BISA thesis prize 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dr Darcy Leigh is the joint winner of the 2016 Michael Nicolson Thesis Prize awarded by BISA. [28 Jun 2016]

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New Book from Mihaela Mihai: Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Mihai's new book, published by Columbia University Press, explores how societies emerging from dictatorship or civil conflict can channel emotions such as vehement resentment and indignation without undermining the prospects for democracy. [21 Jun 2016]

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Principal's Teaching Award Winners present their research Wednesday

Two teams of researchers based in PIR will present their research at the PTAS Forum on Wednesday 15 June. [14 Jun 2016]

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Professor Charlie Jeffery awarded CBE

Professor Jeffery has been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his contribution to the Social Sciences [13 Jun 2016]

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Outstanding PIR Tutor Award 2015-16

The Outstanding PIR Tutor Award recognizes leadership, commitment, and overall excellence of our current doctoral students for their tutoring in PIR undergraduate courses. [03 Jun 2016]

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Free Online Course on the EU Referendum

The University of Edinburgh, in association with FutureLearn, is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for anyone interested in learning about the referendum and the issues. [31 May 2016]

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New Book: Gender and Peacebuilding

Claire Duncanson's Gender and Peacebuilding now available! [27 May 2016]

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New Book: Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

Julie Kaarbo's new edited collection (with Cristian Cantir), Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations released by Routledge. [27 May 2016]

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Jamie Allinson's new book launches

The Struggle for the State in Jordan [20 May 2016]

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EUSA Teaching Awards - 2016 Winners

SPS in Practice wins Best Course award at the 2016 EUSA Teaching Awards. [21 Apr 2016]

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Student Project Highlighted by President Bill Clinton

An SPS student project has been highlighted by President Clinton in his closing address at the Clinton Global Initiative University. [18 Apr 2016]

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NEW MOOC: Scotland and Wales Vote 2016

This free online course will examine the issues, ideas and institutions involved in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections. It is run jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University. [08 Apr 2016]

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Bomberg's Environmental Politics Group Wins National Prize

The UK Political Studies Association's prize for Best Specialist Group of the year was awarded to the Environmental Politics Specialist Group. [25 Mar 2016]

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PIR students chosen to present at Clinton Global Initiative Event

PIR students chosen to present at Clinton Global Initiative Event [18 Mar 2016]

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NRLabs Neuropolitics Research launch event

We are very excited to be launching NRLabs Neuropolitics Research, a new interdisciplinary research facility at the University of Edinburgh. The launch will take place on Thursday February 25th from 3-5 pm in Flat 2F2, 18 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LN. [18 Feb 2016]

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SPS Students in World-Class Edinburgh

International Relations Students take part in University-wide campaign. [15 Feb 2016]

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PIR Staff in University Annual Review 14/15

Edinburgh experts played a crucial role in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum, and have continued to do so as Britain faces new constitutional choices. [03 Feb 2016]

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Masters of the Universe But Slaves to the Market

Andrew Hindmoor of Sheffield (originally from Edinburgh) will be our featured speaker [26 Jan 2016]

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Up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships in Politics & International Relations, Edinburgh

Applications are invited for up to 10 funded PhD studentships in Politics and International Relations (PIR) at the University of Edinburgh. [21 Jan 2016]

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ESRC Seminar Series on UK Africa Policy After Labour: Africa & the UK Public Imagination

Dr Sara Dorman & Allison Coyle speaking at the Royal African Society, London [15 Jan 2016]

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PIR staff joins Advisory Group on the Community Empowerment Act 2015

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act was passed at the Scottish Parliament in the summer of 2015. Now the Scottish Government is working with a range of experts and stakeholders to develop regulations and guidance for implementation. [08 Jan 2016]

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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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REF 2014 Results: PIR ranked 8th in the UK for research

PIR ranked 8th in the UK for research [18 Dec 2014]

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Politics Student Success at Undergraduate Awards

SPS Fourth Year Philipp Requat attended the 2014 Undergraduate Awards Summit for which he was invited on account of authoring a Highly Commended entry in the Social Sciences category of the international essay award. [16 Dec 2014]

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Seminar at Fritt Ort Foundation

The Centre for Cultural Relations presents a seminar at Oslo's Fritt Ord Foundation on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 which will examine the state of current research into the relationship between social media and political change. [25 Nov 2014]

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PIR staff appointed to the Board of Democratic Audit UK

Oliver Escobar appointed to the Board of Trustees of Democratic Audit UK. [21 Nov 2014]

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Inaugural Lecture on 'The Imagined Electorate' by Prof. Ailsa Henderson

Professor Ailsa Henderson will deliver her Inaugural Lecture on the 3rd December 2014. [20 Nov 2014]

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So Say Scotland in Nestas top 50 New Radicals 2014

PIR Staff contributed from inception. [24 Oct 2014]

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Murison and Dorman to present key-note address at Oxford Symposium

Sara Dorman and Jude Murison will present the key-note address at Oxford's Comparative Symposium, Eritrea & Rwanda: 'Post-liberation trajectories in comparative perspective'. [22 Oct 2014]

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BISA@40 workshop funded

"Beyond the Gatekeeper state? IR perspectives on African states in the 21st century" a workshop organised by Sara Dorman and the BISA-Africa working group will run in June 2015 as part of the BISA's 40th anniversary conference in London [22 Oct 2014]

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The Intelligence & Security Committee news

PIR Professor to give evidence. [13 Oct 2014]

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The Referendum- continued!

PIR's Oliver Escobar analyses the Scottish referendum results for a Brussels-based Spanish radio station [29 Sep 2014]

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PIR Staff at North Conference Alliance

PIR staff deliver keynote speech at North Alliance Conference [22 Sep 2014]

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Transnationalising Clientelism: External Governance and Informality

International Workshop Co-Organised by PIR Colleague [22 Sep 2014]

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Out in paperback now!

PIR's Jana Honke has a new book [22 Sep 2014]

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Edinburgh PIR Colleagues in Indy Ref

Edinburgh PIR colleagues to provide commentary on Scottish independence results. [18 Sep 2014]

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Bomberg receives Outstanding Teaching Award from University Chancellor

The Award for Teaching was given to Dr Elizabeth Bomberg from the School of Social & Political Science. [15 Sep 2014]

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The Scottish Question

PIR Academics take part in a panel discussion [09 Sep 2014]

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PIR to host prestigious conference of voting experts

Edinburgh PIR will be hosting 130 UK and international political behaviour specialists as part of the annual conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group of the PSA. [09 Sep 2014]

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PIR at the Edinburgh International Festival

Andrea Birdsall chairs talk on 'Culture & Conflict' [28 Aug 2014]

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Bomberg Appointed Deputy Director of Global Academy

Global Environment & Society Academy [27 Aug 2014]

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Transatlantic Seminar Autumn 2014

New programme now published! [20 Aug 2014]

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Referendum Vote Choice Report

Risk to currency, EU membership & public spending are key. [15 Aug 2014]

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PIR at the Festival of Politics

Staff from Politics and International Relations will be sharing insights and ideas from their research at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics, hosted at the Scottish Parliament from 15th-17th August. [14 Aug 2014]

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PIR Student wins three awards

Awards for research projects on Ukraine at the United Nations [15 Jul 2014]

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Lecturer in Public Policy

We're hiring! [30 Jun 2014]

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PhD Candidate Wins Prestigious Teaching Prize

BISA-HEA Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies [20 Jun 2014]

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New centre launch by PIR's Christina Boswell

Science, Knowledgy & Policy Centre will be officially launched on 26th June, with a symposium on "Open Policy, Open Science: Contemporary Governance and the Challenges of Knowledge Democratisation". [17 Jun 2014]

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Spectating & Acting in Democratic Politics

Workshop on Spectating and Acting in Democratic Politics (June 20, 2014) [17 Jun 2014]

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PIR Academic & The Scottish Parliament

Julie Kaarbo on Small States' Foreign Policies [16 Jun 2014]

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PIR student Ben Warrington wins Sir William Darling Prize

Ben Warrington's outstanding contribution to the University's reputation through his sporting achievements, leadership and scholarship excellence recognized in award of Sir William Darling prize for 2014. [10 Jun 2014]

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Parochial Global Europe Published by OUP

PIR's John Peterson has a new study of trade policy out with Oxford University Press (co-authored with Alasdair Young of the Georgia Institute of Technology) entitled Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Policy. [12 May 2014]

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LORD (PETER) MANDELSON DELIVERS MONTAGUE BURTON LECTURE

The legendary UK and European political figure, Lord (Peter) Mandelson delivered the Montague Burton lecture as well as the keynote address to the Caplin Conference on the World Economy (http://millercenter.org/conferences/2013/caplin) at the University on Friday, 2nd May. [12 May 2014]

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Students to reach G20 Youth Summit

Two PIR students have been selected to represent India at the world's biggest political youth forum. [05 May 2014]

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PIR Students Help Organise Latin American Forum

'Latin America: A Region of Great Diversity' on Tuesday 6 May 2014 [01 May 2014]

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PIR Course takes Runner Up at EUSA Teaching Awards!

Parliamentary Studies is Runner Up [25 Apr 2014]

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Edinburgh PIR to Host Major Trade Conference

Registration now open for the Caplin Conference on the Global Economy [22 Apr 2014]

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PIR Staff Receives Top National Teaching Award

Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching [22 Apr 2014]

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Montague Burton Lecture to be given by Peter Mandelson

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership: What to Play For? [16 Apr 2014]

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Clinton Global Initiative

Edinburgh MSc GEPS students take part in Clinton Global Initiative conference [24 Mar 2014]

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NEW! PIR Facebook page!

Join in via social media on the latest PIR happenings. [19 Mar 2014]

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Transatlantic Seminar- CHANGE IN PROGRAMME

Friday 14 March 2014 [05 Mar 2014]

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The Interactive Referendum

In a show of deliberative democracy, chair Alan Convery invited us to live-tweet, argue points and vote twice during the debate. [21 Feb 2014]

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#BritainAfrica50 at The Scottish Parliament

Join Humza Yousaf (Scottish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development), Martin Plaut (Former BBC Africa Editor) and Claude Kabemba (Executive Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch) at the Scottish Parliament for a timely debate on this critical set of issues [17 Feb 2014]

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EPOP 2014 Conference to be hosted by PIR Edinburgh

Abstracts wanted for EPOP 2014 [29 Jan 2014]

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland Research Symposium

Join Professor Andrew Thompson on 27 March 2014 at COSLA Centre, Edinburgh [27 Jan 2014]

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Postgrads on International & European Politics degree share their experiences

Testimonial videos featuring recent students now on-line. [14 Jan 2014]

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Iain Hardie's book named 'RIPE Read for 2012'

Recognition of Hardie's new book by leading journal. [09 Jan 2014]

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Transatlantic Seminar Series 2014

New schedule announced for Semester 2 - Check out the great range of speakers! [07 Jan 2014]

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Awards for Our Students

MSc Global Environment & Society students win Clinton Global Initiative award [06 Jan 2014]

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PIR lecturer to advise Scottish Parliament

Dan Kenealy to advise the European and External Affairs committee. [16 Dec 2013]

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Funding granted for Leverhulme

University of Edinburgh to lead Leverhulme International Network on Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism [11 Dec 2013]

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Julie Kaarbo elected to Governing Council of International Studies

She has been elected as at At-Large Representative to the Governing Council of the the International Studies Association, for 2015-2016. [10 Dec 2013]

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PIR Student wins Sir William Darling Memorial Prize!

Apurv Gupta "enhances the reputation of the University". [29 Nov 2013]

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Mathias Thaler starts Marie Curie grant

Chancellor's Fellow has been awarded by the European Commission a four-year project to study political violence [29 Nov 2013]

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New EU project investigates initiatives against trafficking

Christina Boswell (Politics and International Relations) and Angus Bancroft (Sociology) have been awarded €322k by the European Commission to conduct research on addressing demand for trafficking in human beings. [26 Nov 2013]

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Aspinwall to Lecture on Panama Canal Cruise

Aspinwall to Lecture on Panama Canal Cruise [25 Nov 2013]

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Guillaume & Kenealy win RSE grant

Activities will be the first step in a planned larger study of 'The Future of Edinburgh as an International City'. [22 Nov 2013]

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Delhi Conference: November 2013

Wilfried Swenden to participate in Delhi conference on Comparative Federalism [21 Nov 2013]

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PIR lecturer comments on Iran nuclear negotiations

Diplomacy ought to be given a chance, Iran should be tested, and hawkish voices must be opposed, writes PIR lecturer in The Scotsman. [21 Nov 2013]

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PIR Student Wins Outstanding Achievement Award!

The University of Cologne has awarded Sophie Baillie an Outstanding Achievement Award for 2013. [19 Nov 2013]

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Clinton Global Initiative University- applications open!

PIR's Elizabeth Bomberg will serve as staff mentor for Edinburgh's Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) applications [07 Nov 2013]

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Active Learning in Environmental Politics

One day workshop Friday 15 November [25 Oct 2013]

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March and Dorman win Social Media Grant

Luke March and Sara Dorman have been awarded a PTAS grant to study the use of Social Media in Politics & IR teaching [16 Oct 2013]

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Panel Discussion on Syrian Intervention

The University of Edinburgh Amnesty International Society is hosting a Panel Discussion on the various facets of the morality and ethics of intervention in Syria [07 Oct 2013]

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Non-violent Strategies in Violent Contexts

Jana Hoenke of P&IR presenting at 'Non-violent Strategies in Violent Contexts' [07 Oct 2013]

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New Blogpost: James Mitchell on the Scottish Question

Our Professor of Public Policy reflects on #IndyRef [07 Oct 2013]

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Special Two Day Transatlantic Seminar

The UK in Europe 40 Years: What Has It Meant for Scotland? [07 Oct 2013]

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New Blogpost: Challenges to Campaigning

Visit our blog for a new blogpost by Charlotte Snelling, about an upcoming one day conference on electoral campaigning in the 21st century [03 Oct 2013]

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The Scottish Government & Ailsa Henderson

Ailsa Henderson has been appointed to Local Government Boundary Commission [23 Sep 2013]

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Rt. Hon. Roy Hattersley gives lecture

John P. Mackintosh Memorial Lecture given by the Rt. Hon. Roy Hattersley [17 Sep 2013]

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Transatlantic Seminars

New Transatlantic Seminar programme for autumn 2013 announced [13 Sep 2013]

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Syria, Egypt & the International Response

5.30pm, Monday 30 September, Hugh Robson Building - Lecture Theatre, The University of Edinburgh [10 Sep 2013]

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Bomberg at workshop on shale gas governance

Bomberg contributes to a US National Research Council Workshop in Washington, DC [07 Sep 2013]

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PIR lecturer comments on Syria crisis

Daniel Kenealy and former PIR lecturer Seán Molloy comment in The Scotsman [03 Sep 2013]

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PIR Professor researching 'Physiology, Identity and Behaviour'

Laura Cram to lead on ESRC transformative research grant [28 Aug 2013]

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What can Washington DC learn from Alaska?

PIR lecturer Dan Kenealy comments in The Guardian [23 Aug 2013]

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Adham Saouli at the Book Festival

Adham Saouli speaks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 'A Peaceful Future for the Region?' [21 Aug 2013]

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Damro awarded Senior Fellowship

Damro awarded Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship at EUI [14 Aug 2013]

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John Peterson Featured In Foreign Office Report

'Europe & America: What Next?' [31 Jul 2013]

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Alistair Hunter is the winner of the 2013 IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award

“This is a genuinely outstanding piece of work” [12 Jul 2013]

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PIR staff teach top pupils

PIR Staff & The Sutton Trust Summer School [12 Jul 2013]

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UoE Students make UNA, UK Youth Council 2013-14

International Relations students from the University of Edinburgh were recently elected as President and Vice-President of United Nations Association Youth, UK [10 Jul 2013]

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European Commission of the 21st Century published

PIR colleagues co-author ‘major advance in study of the EU’ [08 Jul 2013]

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Leverhulme Fellowship Success

Yaniv Voller has been offered a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship [02 Jul 2013]

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AHRC Grant: Faith-based activism & climate change

Bomberg awarded grant to study faith-based activism and climate change [10 Jun 2013]

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PIR welcomes new colleague

Dr Philip Cook joins PIR as a lecturer in political theory [09 Jun 2013]

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Jana Hönke's book published

New book explores Transnational Companies and Security Governance. [04 Jun 2013]

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AHRC funded PhD studentship available

Apply by 24 June for studentship on 'Faith-based activism and climate change' [02 Jun 2013]

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John Peterson at Johns Hopkins University

PIR Professor delivers seminar on Britain's Europe Debate [26 Apr 2013]

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Jana Hönke contributes to panel on the future of the Congo

PIR lecturer participates in a major conference, "Moving Forward in the Eastern Congo" [19 Apr 2013]

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New book on Climate Change

PIR's Liz Cripps publishes Climate Change and the Moral Agent with Oxford University Press [05 Apr 2013]

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PIR in Latin America

Mark Aspinwall and Charlie Jeffery took part in the recent launch of Edinburgh's Latin America initiative. [05 Apr 2013]

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Successful Post Offer Days

PIR held two well-attended, and very successful, Post-Offer Days on 27th March and 3rd April. [05 Apr 2013]

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PIR’s Rosalind Cavaghan wins European PhD Prize

Cavaghan is winner of the first ECPR award for the best doctoral thesis on politics and gender. [01 Apr 2013]

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New ESRC grant on "The Politics of Monitoring"

Project to cover climate change, defence, and immigration. [25 Mar 2013]

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PIR Society receives EUSA Global Award

The Politics and International Relations Society has received the EUSA Global Award for promoting discussion and awareness on international issues and providing support to international students. [25 Mar 2013]

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Bomberg convenes Environmental Politics specialist group

New group of the UK's Political Studies Association to focus on Environmental Politics [24 Mar 2013]

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PIR Professor named Academician of Social Science

Fiona Mackay's research and broader contributions recognised by Academy. [23 Mar 2013]

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PIR Society nominated for prestigious award

Politics and International Relations Society has been nominated for the prestigious EUSA "Global Award". [15 Mar 2013]

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Andrew Neal gives talk to Scottish Parliament staff

PIR lecturer presented on the implications of Scottish independence for security governance [13 Mar 2013]

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PIR PhD Graduate appointed Ambassador

Dr Andrew Bennett named as Canada's first Ambassador of Religious Freedom [26 Feb 2013]

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Head of PIR comments on Scotland as Fair Trade Nation

Professor Tim Hayward asks what can be said about fairness in relation to trade? [25 Feb 2013]

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Shadow Foreign Secretary to Deliver Lecture on 1 March 2013

Douglas Alexander MP, a former Politics and Modern History graduate and currently Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, will be delivering a lecture focusing on Scotland's constitutional future, on Friday, 1st March, 2013 at 5.15 pm in the Playfair Library, Old College. [21 Feb 2013]

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PIR Professor appointed to important research post

Charlie Jeffery named Coordinator of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland Project [14 Feb 2013]

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Major event on EU Foreign Policy

John Peterson amongst panelists at Foreign Policy Centre event [14 Feb 2013]

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Leviathan Magazine Launches Website

Leviathan, Edinburgh University’s student-run politics and current affairs journal, is pleased to introduce its new website. [11 Feb 2013]

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Julie Kaarbo named associate editor of prestigious journal

PIR Senior Lecturer named to the editorial team of 'Foreign Policy Analysis' [07 Feb 2013]

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Innovative and exciting new Honours course

New honours course - "Parliamentary Studies" - set for 2013-14 [30 Jan 2013]

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John Peterson speaks at SNP Burns Night

Bad Scottish jokes (and more serious points) from PIR Professor [27 Jan 2013]

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PIR’s Rosalind Cavaghan awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

PIR PhD graduate awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Commission. [23 Jan 2013]

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"By far the best book that I have read on NAFTA."

Mark Aspinwall’s new book called ‘timely, pioneering, compelling’. [23 Jan 2013]

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Elizabeth Bomberg on BBC Radio 4

PIR Senior Lecturer on "Today" to comment on Obama's second inaugural [22 Jan 2013]

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Can democracy in crisis deal with the climate crisis?

Professor Tim Hayward, head of PIR, contributes to a salient and important debate. [21 Jan 2013]

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PIR Professor on BBC Scotland

John Peterson comments on UK-EU relations and US politics for "Good Morning Scotland" [21 Jan 2013]

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Juliet Kaarbo gives evidence at the House of Commons

Commons committee considering the foreign policy implications of and for an independent Scotland [16 Jan 2013]

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ESRC studentships available

Politics & IR encourage applications for prestigious PhD studentships [08 Jan 2013]

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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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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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EU-Funded EXACT Fellows Visit Edinburgh

The 12 PhD students fully-funded under the EXACT programme (EU External Action and its Institutional Architecture), an EU-financed Marie Curie International Training Network, visited Edinburgh on 9-11 December 2010. [23 Dec 2010]

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Leviathan launches its inaugural issue

University of Edinburgh student-run politics journal launches. [29 Nov 2010]

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PIR graduate wins PSA prize

We’re very proud to announce that Alexandra Hurcikova, a graduate of Edinburgh Politics IR (2010), is the 2010 winner of the annual Political Studies Association Women and Politics undergraduate essay prize competition. [22 Nov 2010]

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Top IR scholar to visit PIR

Professor Jeffrey Checkel to give roundtable discussion [17 Nov 2010]

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Québécois leader visits the School

Bloc Québécois leader discusses Independence for Quebec. [15 Nov 2010]

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Students Celebrate Black History Month

First ever Black History Month host to a series of successful events. [10 Nov 2010]

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Latest News on Postgraduate Research Programmes

Applications now being received for PG research programmes. [05 Nov 2010]

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Army officers discuss Afghan war

UK and US army officers give Just World Institute lecture (podcast available) [05 Nov 2010]

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Eve Hepburn Wins Grant to Advise on Sardinia's Constitution

Dr Eve Hepburn and Dr Michael Rosie win Italian research grant to help re-write Sardinian Special Statute (constitutional law) [05 Nov 2010]

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Federalism & Regionalism: new Japanese translation

Wilfried Swenden's Federalism and Regionalism in Western Europe (Palgrave: Macmillan) translated into Japanese. [25 Oct 2010]

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EXACT PhD Programme now underway

New EU-funded postgrad programme holds launch event. [25 Oct 2010]

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Luke March, Roland Dannreuther and Ekaterina Braginskaia publish a new book!

'Russia and Islam: State Society and Radicalism' [19 Oct 2010]

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PIR supports Black History Month

Various events to be held throughout October [19 Oct 2010]

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New Post Doctoral & International Fellows

Dr Colin Fleming and Dr Valentyna Romanova. [15 Oct 2010]

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New migration e-paper available online

'Externalising Migration Policy: The European Union's "Global" Approach' [13 Oct 2010]

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Nicola McEwen appears on BBC’s Politics Scotland

Nicola McEwen appeared on BBC Scotland’s afternoon programme, Politics Scotland, as the presenter’s guest for the duration of the programme on 29 September. [30 Sep 2010]

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Professor Gerald Schneider to give talk at PIR

Professor Gerald Schneider of the University of Konstanz will visit the Politics and International Relations department on 29 September. [24 Sep 2010]

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Professor Barry Rabe to visit Politics IR/ Europa Institute

Barry Rabe, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, arrives in Edinburgh in late September to discuss his on-going work on climate change governance. [23 Sep 2010]

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Nicola McEwen speaks to Norwegian research group about climate change policy in Scotland

Dr Nicola McEwen, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Co-Director of the Institute of Governance, welcomed a group of academics from the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research on 16th September [16 Sep 2010]

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Dominic Johnson interviewed on NPR

Is Believing In God Evolutionarily Advantageous? [10 Sep 2010]

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Charlie Jeffery on BBC Parliament

Charlie Jeffery in debate filmed as part of the Festival of Politics [10 Sep 2010]

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Transfer Quotas for Students

New Politics And International Relations Transfer Arrangements in Place as of 2010-2011 [19 Aug 2010]

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Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships 2010/2011 Awarded

New Crick Fellows – Jo Maybin, Dan Kenealy and David Marti-Tomas [17 Aug 2010]

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Summer School on Federalism, Regionalism and Public Policy

Eve Hepburn and Wilfried Swenden organising an ECPR Summer School on Federalism, Regionalism and Public Policy from 20-28 August at Edinburgh University [19 Jul 2010]

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African Affairs in top 10 political science journals

Congratulations to Sara Dorman, co-editor of African Affairs, on the news that African Affairs has been ranked in the top ten Political Science journals! [07 Jul 2010]

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University of Prince Edward Island lecture available to watch

Dr Hepburn recently delivered a public lecture in Nova Scotia on 'Sovereignty, Secession and Autonomist Movements in the 21st Century: A European Perspective'. [21 Jun 2010]

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Dr Eve Hepburn publishes new books!

'Using Europe: Territorial party strategies in a multi-level system' and 'New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties' will be available to read in the next few weeks. [21 Jun 2010]

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MERCURY on 'Global Governance and Multilateralism' panel

MERCURY take part in a panel on 'Global Governance and Multilateralism' alongside European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. [18 Jun 2010]

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David Howarth speaks at panel on Germany and the financial crisis

This high level panel took place at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and discussed: [18 Jun 2010]

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Dr Andrew Thompson awarded funding to develop new MSc course

The new MSc course will focus on statistical process control techniques for continuous service in the Scottish public sector. [18 Jun 2010]

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Dominic Johnson awarded grant on "Operational Adaptation"

A grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global enables a ground-breaking conference in Edinburgh, 22-24 June 2010 [04 May 2010]

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Dr Arjan Schakel publishes new book!

Dr Schakel is the co-author of a new book entitled 'The Rise of Regional Authoritrity' [07 Apr 2010]

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Kenny and Mackay Co-Host International Workshop in Sydney

Feminism and Institutionalism [17 Mar 2010]

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Mackay debates 'Why Feminism Matters?'

At International Forum, Sydney Australia [17 Mar 2010]

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Edinburgh Politics & IR Doctoral Student Wins Top Thesis Prize

UK PSA Prize Awarded to Dr Meryl Kenny [26 Feb 2010]

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1st Year International Relations Student Awarded Essay Prize

Oxford University Press Baylis and Smith Prize [17 Feb 2010]

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Bomberg and McEwen Awarded Two-Year Project

Grassroots Action and the Politics of Energy Governance in Scotland [15 Feb 2010]

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Edinburgh University IR Society Presents

Multilateralism: Dead or Alive [04 Feb 2010]

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PhD & Masters Applications Now Open

Scholarships Available [02 Feb 2010]

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Guest Lecture by John Swinney MSP

'Scotland: the Constitution, the Economy and Public Spending' [02 Feb 2010]

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Dr Eve Hepburn Leads ESRC Project

'The Politics of Island Regions' [27 Jan 2010]

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Charlie Jeffery Heads New ESRC Project with Brazil

"Place Inequality": A UK-Brazilian Collaboration [22 Jan 2010]

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Mercury Project Hits Top Gear

'Conceptualising Multilateralism' [19 Jan 2010]

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EU Commission President Celebrates Edinburgh Politics/IR Research

A ‘once in a generation’ attitudinal survey of the European Commission [19 Jan 2010]

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US Consul General to Speak At Transatlantic Seminar

Friday 15th January 2010 [13 Jan 2010]

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Fully-Funded PhD Studentships Available

in EU external action via the EXACT training network [11 Dec 2009]

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NATO Secretary-General Gave Public Lecture

Tuesday 17 November 2009 at 2pm [05 Nov 2009]

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PhD Workshop on 'The Role of Ideas in Political Analysis'

Open To All PhD Students in Politics/IR [28 Oct 2009]

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Europa Institute Conference & Special Transatlantic Seminar Event

The European Union and Global Financial Turmoil [22 Oct 2009]

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Prof. John Peterson Named to Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences has awarded Academician status to Prof. John Peterson, along with other distinguished senior social scientists, for his "significant contribution to the social sciences." [12 Oct 2009]

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Transatlantic Seminar Programme Change

Seminar on 16th October Rescheduled [09 Oct 2009]

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ESRC Quota Awards Available

Politics and IR have been awarded two ESRC studentships for entry in September 2010 [05 Oct 2009]

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Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships 2009/2010 Awarded

Edinburgh Politics & IR are delighted to congratulate the recipients of our annual Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships [05 Oct 2009]

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ESRC International Training and Networking Grant

Awarded to Dr Andrew Neal [29 Sep 2009]

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Politics IR Students Awarded University Prize

The 2009 Sir William Darling Memorial Prize has been jointly awarded to three Edinburgh students, two of whom - Darcy Leigh and Rachel Wookey - are newly minted graduates of Edinburgh PIR [10 Jul 2009]

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A Tribute to Sir Bernard Crick

A Reflection on his Life and Work [06 Jul 2009]

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Dr Liz Cripps Wins BA Post Doc

Dr Elizabeth Cripps has been awarded a three-year British Academy Postdoctoral Award for her research project, Collective Action, Collective Responsibility and a New Environmental Ethics. [29 May 2009]

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Teaching Excellence of Politics/IR Acclaimed by Students

11 different members of Politics/IR staff recently were nominated for outstanding teaching awards by their students.  Politics/IR was also nominated for the 'best subject area' award.  The awards were offered for the first time in 2009 by EUSA, the University's student union. Read more here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/all-news/eusa-awards-230409 The premier honour awarded to any individual member of staff at the University - for 'Overall High Performer' - was given to Dr Elizabeth Bomberg. Elizabeth is shown here with her award. To learn more about our commitment to teaching excellence, click here.   Back Row (L-R): Professor John Peterson, Dr Seán Molloy, Dr Andrew Neal Middle Row (L-R): Dr Fiona Mackay, Dr Cecile Fabre, Dr Wilfried Swenden, Dr Caroline Bouchard, Dr Claire Duncanson Front Row (L-R): Dr Chad Damro, Award Winner Dr Elizabeth Bomberg, Dr Mark Aspinwall  [08 May 2009]

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Politics/IR staff host Climate Change Workshop

On 1 May Elizabeth Bomberg (Politics and IR) hosted a workshop on ' Climate Change and Inter-Governmental Relations in Transatlantic Perspective'  in the Raeburn Room, Old College. [04 May 2009]

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John Peterson Takes Up Visiting Professorship in Paris

John Peterson will take up a Visiting Professorship at the Institut d'Études Politiques ('Sciences Po') in May and June 2009. [04 May 2009]

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Sir Bernard Crick Tribute

Friends and colleagues of Sir Bernard Crick will gather for a public tribute event on Friday 29 May.. [01 May 2009]

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Feedback, Learning and Assessment

As part of its strong commitment to feedback and assessment, Politics and International Relations have prepared a inventory of ongoing practices, new measures implemented in 2009-2010 and proposals for innovation and reform in 2010-2011. More information can be found here.  [01 May 2009]

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EUSA Teaching Awards

Students and colleagues in P&IR salute Elizabeth Bomberg, who has taken the premier award at EUSA's first annual Teaching Awards Dinner. [27 Apr 2009]

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Richard Freeman completes Visiting Professorship

Richard Freeman has completed a brief Visiting Professorship at the Institut d'Études Politiques ('Sciences Po') in Paris. [14 Apr 2009]

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Lynn Dobson to take up Fellowship at Centre for Advanced Study, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Dr Lynn Dobson will spend autumn semester 2009-10 in Oslo as a Fellow of the Centre for Advanced Study of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters [25 Mar 2009]

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Chad Damro appointed Visiting Professor at College of Europe

Dr Chad Damro (Senior Lecturer of Politics and International Relations) has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. [19 Mar 2009]

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Women in Cuba

50 Years after the Revolution. [16 Mar 2009]

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MERCURY Project - Opening Conference

Edinburgh University will host delegates from Europe, Africa and Asia, as it begins a major three-year project studying the EUs contribution to a multilateral world order. [05 Mar 2009]

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Aggression Linked to Human Gene

Edinburgh Politics IR researcher finds evidence of effects of 'warrior gene'. [27 Jan 2009]

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Postgraduate Research Studentships & Scholarships

Applications now invited [08 Jan 2009]

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Sir Bernard Crick, 1929-2008

Edinburgh Politics and IR deeply regret the passing of a legendary political scientist and honourary fellow. [05 Jan 2009]

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Edinburgh PIR ranked top in Scotland and 11th in UK

Politics and IR is delighted to announce its results for the Research Assessment Exercise 2008. [18 Dec 2008]

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David Howarth awarded Jean Monnet Chair

Jean Monnet Chair funding from the European Commission has been awarded to Dr. David Howarth over the 2008-2011 period. [20 Nov 2008]

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Major EU funded research project on European migration policy completed

Researchers at Edinburgh recently completed a project on European migration policies [27 Oct 2008]

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US Presidential Election

A series of special seminars and talks linked to the upcoming election will take place in October/ November. [09 Oct 2008]

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ESRC-funded project surveys 4,500 European Commission staff

An international team of scholars being co-organised by Prof. John Peterson in Edinburgh Politics and International Relations have launched their survey of around 4,500 staff at the European Commission. [02 Oct 2008]

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'Dialogue of the Deaf? Constructivism, Rational Choice and EU Studies'

Seminar by Professor Gerald Schneider, Professor of International Relations, University of Konstanz Executive Editor of European Union Politics.  [02 Oct 2008]

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Edinburgh Politics undergraduate wins UK national essay prize

Congratulations to Edinburgh politics student Naomi Ralph, who has been awarded the 2008 UK Political Studies Association prize for best undergraduate essay on women and politics.  [16 Sep 2008]

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Edinburgh Territorial Politics Team wins ESRC Seminar Series Award

Wilfried Swenden and Nicola McEwen have won a prestigious award in the Economic and Social Research Council’s annual seminar series competition. [14 Aug 2008]

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Climate Change Seminar Series Funded

Politics/IR staff Elizabeth Bomberg and Chad Damro led a successful bid for a Europa Institute-funded seminar series on 'The EU, Climate Change and Global Environmental Governance'. [21 Jul 2008]

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New Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships created

Edinburgh Politics & IR are very pleased to announce the creation of two annual Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships, whose aim is to reward and assist outstanding applicants to our PhD programme [07 Jul 2008]

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Edinburgh Politics/IR part of international research team surveying the EU Commission

An international team of researchers including Edinburgh’s John Peterson and Andrew Thompson will conduct a comprehensive attitudinal survey of the European Commission. [01 Jul 2008]

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Edinburgh Politics/IR leads €1.5 million EU-funded project

The 'MERCURY' project is coordinated by Edinburgh University and includes 8 other partner institutions in Europe, Africa and China. [10 Jun 2008]

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Environmental Justice specialist Dr Elizabeth Cripps joins Edinburgh Politics/ IR

Elizabeth Cripps works on environmental justice, with a particular focus on collective responsibility. [10 Jun 2008]

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Dr Mark Aspinwall wins fellowship at ITAM in Mexico City

Supported by the Ford Foundation, Dr Aspinwall will conduct research on regional integration and political development in Mexican environmental politics. [16 Apr 2008]

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Collaborator with Edinburgh Politics/ IR appointed Finnish Foreign Minister

The co-editor of a textbook recently published by 2 Edinburgh Politics and IR colleagues was recently named as Foreign Minister of Finland.  [15 Apr 2008]

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Edinburgh undergrad publishes in leading academic journal

One of Edinburgh Politics and IR’s former undergraduates, Anna Davidson, has recently published an article – originally written during her 3rd year for the honours course ‘Political Theory of European Integration’ – in a high-quality, refereed journal: the ‘Journal of Contemporary European Research’. [15 Apr 2008]

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Dr Dominic Johnson wins prestigious book prize

Dominic Johnson has been awarded (along with Dominic Tierney) the International Studies Association’s annual prize for the best book on international studies for their work ‘Failing to Win’ (Harvard University Press, 2006). [15 Apr 2008]

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Workshop on Feminist Institutionalism at ECPR Joint Sessions 2008

FIIN Directors Dr. Fiona Mackay and Dr. Mona Lena Krook (Washington University, St. Louis) have been successful in bidding for a workshop on feminist institutionalism as part of the 2008 ECPR Joint Sessions . [10 Mar 2008]

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Transatlantic Seminar Series - Europa Half Day Seminar

Friday 7 March - 'The EU And Effective Multilateralism' [03 Mar 2008]

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Dr Roland Dannreuther wins BISA Prize

Dr Roland Dannreuther has been awarded (jointly with Hidemi Suganami) the prize for Best Article of 2007 by the British International Studies Association (BISA) [28 Feb 2008]

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Claudio Radaelli Lecture

The University of Edinburgh's Public Policy Network invites you to a seminar on Tuesday 26 February to be given by Professor Claudio Radaelli on 'Measuring policy learning across Europe'.   [22 Feb 2008]

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Transatlantic Seminar Series - Dr Duncan Bell

29 February - 'Liberal and Republican Visions of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain'. [22 Feb 2008]

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Transatlantic Seminar Series - Dr Iain Hardie

Friday 22 February - 'Trading the Risk: Financialisation, Loyalty and Emerging Market Government Policy Autonomy'. [18 Feb 2008]

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Edinburgh Politics/IR student wins EU essay prize

Edinburgh student Daniel Kenealy recently won a Scotland-wide competition to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. [31 Jan 2008]

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Annual John Erickson Lecture

This year's John Erickson lecture, titled 'Multilateralism, Humanitarianism and Interventionism: What on Earth is happening to Foreign Policy?', will be given by Lord Malloch-Brown Cabinet Minister for Asia, Africa and the United Nations, on Friday 8 February. Note special time and place: 530pm in the Playfair Library. An informal reception will follow the lecture. All are welcome. [30 Jan 2008]

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British Lion Gregor Townsend returns

Scotland rugby star and Edinburgh Politics/IR graduate Gregor Townsend returns to the Uni to discuss his student days, career and the future of sport. [21 Jan 2008]

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Brussels book launch for EU text by Edinburgh Politics/IR staff

A book launch will be held on 12 February 2009 (1800) at Scotland Europa in Brussels to mark the publication of the 2nd edition of ‘The European Union:  How Does it Work?’ [15 Jan 2008]

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Transatlantic Seminars Spring 2008

Details of the next Transatlantic Seminar Series are now available [17 Dec 2007]

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Public lecture by First Minister Alex Salmond

Podcast now available [20 Nov 2007]

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Politics and International Relations at Edinburgh

Politics at The University of Edinburgh has been renamed Politics and International Relations [15 Oct 2007]

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Dr Sara Rich Dorman wins ALUKA award

Dr Sara Rich Dorman, has won an Aluka Award for Innovative Teaching Recipients for her course African Studies: Theoretical and Conceptual Underpinnings [03 Oct 2007]

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Lynn Dobson wins UACES book prize

Lynn Dobson wins prestigious UACES book prize with her book 'Supranational Citizenship' [01 Sep 2007]

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Relaunch of ECPR Newletter

Eve Hepburn relaunches ECPR Regionalism Newsletter at Edinburgh [31 Aug 2007]

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Politics Students in Student Politics!

Politics staff warmly extend their congratulations to Politics students who have been/ are to be EUSA sabbaticals [02 Jul 2007]

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' Security and Migration: Challenges to the Liberal State'

Symposium on the 27th August 2007 [02 Jul 2007]

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Youngmi Kim wins Fellowship

Youngmi Kim wins prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship [01 Jul 2007]

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Eve Hepburn Wins Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

Dr Eve Hepburn has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship on 'The Regional Dynamics of Party Competition' [01 Jun 2007]

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Charlie Jeffery elected to Royal Society

Professor Charlie Jeffery is elected to The Royal Society [01 Jun 2007]

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Edinburgh Student Politics Society wins award

Edinburgh University's student Politics society, POLSOC, has been recognised as runner up in the Best Student Society Award. [01 Mar 2007]

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Holyrood 2007: new online elections resource at Edinburgh

Holyrood 2007 is a research project of the Universities of Edinburgh and Geneva, investigating how citizens, candidates and parties use new technologies in campaigning [19 Jan 2007]

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Charlie Jeffery wins PSA Communication Prize

Charlie Jeffery was awarded the Political Studies Association of the UK's Communication Award at the Institute of Directors for his work in directing the ESRC's Devolution and Constitutional Change Programme. [10 Jan 2007]

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Edinburgh Politics Student Wins Essay Prize

Edinburgh politics graduate Catherine McDonald has won the UK Political Studies Association Women and Politics Essay Prize for 2006. [01 Dec 2006]

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Francis Fukuyama Seminar

Dr. Francis Fukuyama, whose appearances at the Edinburgh book festival have been sold out, graciously accepted a last-minute invitation to discuss his recent publication: 'After the Neocons' (March 2006) with postgrads and staff of the School. The event took place on Sunday, 13th of August. Fukuyama discussed the relationship between the Bush administration and neo-conservatism, the role of the United Nations in the international system, and the current Israeli-Lebanon conflict. [07 Sep 2006]

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