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Professor McEwen named as 2021 Royal Society of Edinburgh fellow
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced its newly elected 2021 fellows, including Professor Nicola McEwen from the School of Social and Political Science (SPS).
SPS staff awarded for their contribution to the study of British politics
Staff at the School of Social and Political Science have been awarded prestigious prizes by the Political Studies Association, including for the best political science book of 2020, for outstanding teaching and for distinctive contributions to the study of British politics.
SPS alumna takes up key post in Biden administration
A graduate of the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has taken up a key role in US president Joe Biden’s administration, as National Security Council (NCS) Senior Director for Europe.
Climate change concern unaffected by pandemic
Covid-19 has not made people any less concerned about climate change – despite the pandemic disrupting and dominating many aspects of their lives, a study suggests.
Talking Brexit at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics
What will happen to Brexit Britain in 2021? Nicola McEwen, Professor of Territorial Politics at SPS and Co-Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, will join a panel of experts to explore this question at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics.
Join SPS colleagues to raise money in memory of Professor John Peterson
Colleagues from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have challenged themselves to raise £5,000 in aid of postgraduate student learning.
The British Academy names SPS academic as new Vice-President (Public Policy)
Professor Christina Boswell has been appointed as the new Vice President (Public Policy) at the British Academy, and will take up her role in August 2021.
Professor John Peterson memorial fund invites donations to support postgraduate students
A new fund has been set up in memory of University of Edinburgh Politics Professor John Peterson to support postgraduate students, and is now open for donations.
Transforming a sense of solidarity in Europe
An Edinburgh researcher and interdisciplinary collaborators are investigating the role played by emotions in politics, and how this might explain current relationships between states and people in Europe.
SPS expert’s advisory group reports UK plans could trigger fall in migration
The UK's proposed new immigration system could halve the number of people coming to Scotland, risking labour shortages in key sectors, warns an expert group chaired by the School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Christina Boswell.
Journalism research wins international award
A research paper co-authored by a School of Social and Political Science academic, Dr Kate Wright, has been named as the most outstanding article published internationally on journalism in 2019.
Two SPS researchers to collect video diaries from residents in Edinburgh and the Lothians
A new project, Recording Life during a Pandemic: The Lothian Diary Project, will investigate questions of public health, media and communication among residents of Edinburgh and the Lothians in relation to COVID-19.