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Politics and International Relations (PIR): Research


International Relations

Welcome to the International Relations Research Group.

IRRGWe are a research group within Politics and International Relations, but we like to think interdisciplinarily. We welcome research students and staff from across the School of Social & Political Science, and from beyond, as members, and invite them to attend, participate and present at our meetings.

The research group meets weekly during the semester. Members share research papers a week in advance, and then have the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback in an intensive (but friendly) hour-long meeting. If you wish to know more about the group, or join the group, please contact the convener, Andy Hom.

Meetings take place in term time, 1-2pm, Room 2.15 of the Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD.

Autumn 2018 schedule

24 September: Kathryn Nash - Norm construction by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

1 October: Shaina Western – ‘Indicators and International Law’

8 October: Patrick Theiner – ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger? The Political Effects of International Sports Events’

15 October: Cora Lacatus – book proposal

22 October: – Vassilis Paipais (St Andrews) ‘Niebuhr’s Pendulum: Christian realism between pacifism and interventionism’

29 October – Gustav Meibauer (LSE) – US Foreign Policy (title tbc)

5 November  -

12 November – Kim Vender ‘China's changing role in international climate change negotiations’

19 November – Lucy Abbott – paper tbc

26 November - Cian O’Driscoll (Glasgow) – Paper tbc

3 December – Louis Fletcher, paper tbc