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2011

SPS PhD Scholarships

2012-13 Graduate School of Social and Political Science PhD Scholarships for 2012-13 [19 Dec 2011]

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Chrystal Macmillan Studentship

The School of Social and Political Science is delighted to announce its first Chrystal Macmillan PhD Studentship. [13 Dec 2011]

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James Smith Awarded European Research Council Funding

Congratulations to James Smith who has just secured a prestigious Senior Investigator Grant from the European Research Council for a project entitled 'Investigating Networks of Zoonosis Innovation' (INZI). [12 Dec 2011]

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Student Prizewinners Announced

Congratulations to this year's winners of the Sue Grant Service Award and the Director's Prize for Best MSc Dissertation. [10 Nov 2011]

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Johan Skytte Prize Winner to give Inaugural Chrystal Macmillan Lecture on "Gender equality in elected office: beyond quotas"

Pippa Norris, McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Visiting Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney will be giving the Inaugural Chrystal Macmillan Lecture in commemoration of one of Chrystal's key legacies. [01 Nov 2011]

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Jo Campling Memorial Prize 2011

We are delighted that one of our graduating MSW students, Mark Hardy, has won the 2011 Jo Campling Memorial Prize. [24 Oct 2011]

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STIS colleague on BBC 2 Scotland

Lawrence Dritsas comments on the history of exploration in Africa on BBC 2 Scotland. [21 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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McEwen and Swenden launch climate change report

Report on Multi-level Government and Climate Change [06 Oct 2011]

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John Dryzek to speak on climate and democracy

John Dryzek (ANU) to speak on Deliberative Democracy and Global Climate Goverannce [28 Sep 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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Dr Stewart Russell, 6th August 1955 - 17th September 2011

With great sadness we mourn the untimely death of our friend and colleague Dr Stewart Russell. [23 Sep 2011]

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Tom Burns' last work available

‘Organisation and Social Order’, the final, unpublished work written by the Professor Tom Burns, one of the founders of the Department of Sociology at Edinburgh, is now available. [19 Sep 2011]

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New Senior Research Fellowship

This is a new and exciting open-ended appointment, made possible by generous support from The Ove Arup Foundation and the Royal Academy of Engineering [08 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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Book Festival Event: Surviving Adolescence

Angus Bancroft gives his thoughts on drugs and risk in adolescence [10 Aug 2011]

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CAS and Social Anthropology share BA International Partnership Success

Transforming Bodies: Health, Migration and Violence in Southern Africa [01 Aug 2011]

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Janet Carsten elected Fellow of the British Academy

Professor Janet Carsten has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy [31 Jul 2011]

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British Academy Post Doc Success

Valeria Skafida has been awarded British Academy Post Doc Fellowship [14 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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Graduation Reception and Prizes

School Honours Latest Alumni [05 Jul 2011]

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Paul Nugent re-elected as AEGIS President:

At the Plenary meeting of AEGIS member centres preceding the ECAS 4 conference in Uppsala, Paul was elected to a second 4 year term as President. [20 Jun 2011]

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Social Policy Staff ‘Rethink Retirement’

Three members of staff from Social Policy contribute to the ESRC Rethinking Retirement Seminar Series [13 Jun 2011]

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Sir Ratan Tata Scholarships

Joint scholarship to Indian students. [09 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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Dr Michael Rosie contributes to debate over sectarianism

Dr Rosie appeared on BBC Radio 4's flagship 'Today' programme as well as on Newsnight Scotland on the 26th May 2011. [27 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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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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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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Exhibition and Book Launch for 'Life of Bone' project

Ancient hominids and contemporary artworks on view in art-meets-science exhibition at Wits University, Johannesburg. [20 Apr 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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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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AcSS Fellowships for Two Sociology Staff

Two Edinburgh Sociology staff, Professor Donald MacKenzie and Professor Liz Stanley, have just been elected Fellows of the UK's prestigious Academy of Social Sciences. [29 Mar 2011]

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The University's Best Course

EUSA Teaching Awards 2011 [27 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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Two Shortlisted for EUSA Teaching Awards

Paul Norris (Best Director of Studies) and Ethnography: Theory and Practice (Best Course). [18 Mar 2011]

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Grad School joins forces with University of British Columbia

The Graduate School of Social and Political Science has joined up with UBC to expand expert supervision in the field of Canadian Studies. [07 Mar 2011]

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Facing up to change; breaking barriers to a low-carbon Scotland

Jan Webb has been involved over the last 18 months with a Royal Society of Edinburgh Inquiry, which published its Full Report (190 pages) and Supplementary Report (35 pages) on 1 March 2011. [03 Mar 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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India office opens doors

The University is building on its longstanding ties with India by opening a new liaison office in Mumbai. [21 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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Dr Ewan Stein to join Politics IR

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

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SPS Graduate School Burns Supper

Monday 24th Jan, 6.45 til late, Teviot Debating Hall [12 Jan 2011]

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Angus Bancroft's Drugs, Intoxication and Society reviewed

Drugs, Intoxication and Society will 'make a lasting contribution to the field' [11 Jan 2011]

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