School of International Relations, St Andrews

The School of International Relations is committed to advancing the development of International Relations both as a discipline of academia and as a field of public policy. Among its wide range of research activities are on international organizations and on conflict mediation, transformation and resolution. The School has extensive experience in working on Europe and Eurasia.

The recently published Guardian University Guide 2019 ranked the School of International Relations the top international relations department in Scotland and first in Politics in the UK. This ranking, on top of our outstanding results in the National Student Survey and the Times Good University Guide 2018, reinforces the excellence of our teaching, research, and impact across a range of global and regional areas of study.


School of International Relations
University of St Andrews
Arts Faculty Building
The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9AX
Scotland, UK

Professor Rick Fawn holds a Chair in International Relations at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom.

His 13 books are International Organizations and Internal Conditionality: Making Norms Matter (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), which is heavily on the OSCE and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

He has also published dozens of academic journal articles and book chapters concerning IR, comparative regionalism, foreign policy analysis and the politics, security, conflicts and regional and international relations of post-communist countries.

He has worked on-ground in numerous capacities across most countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Rick’s work also extends to secondments, invited contributions and briefings to international media, NGOs and national governments and intergovernmental organisations.