Welcome to the IRC!

The International Relations Council of Northeastern University (IRC) is a student group for all those interested in foreign policy, international affairs, and learning skills of effective diplomacy and debate. Through participation in interactive simulations of the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the League of Arab States, IRC members learn firsthand challenges of international diplomacy while developing strong public speaking and negotiation skills.

Membership in the IRC is open to students of all majors – we have members majoring in everything from Political Science and International Affairs to Engineering and Pharmacy — and everyone is able to play an active role in the club, regardless of your prior knowledge or experience with Model UN.

In addition to the competitive Model NATO and Model Arab League simulations we attend in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Montreal, we also host a number of conferences on campus for middle and high school students, as well as sponsor international-themed events here at Northeastern.

 

Schedule of Meetings

Each Wednesday night, the IRC meets to practice and prepare for the conferences we both host and attend.

Fall Semester: Model United Nations, Model NATO

Spring Semester: Model Arab League

Club members may participate in one or both of these programs.  For more information about times and location please email: northeastern.irc@gmail.com

 

 

Intercollegiate Conferences

The IRC attends and hosts several intercollegiate Model UN, Model NATO, and Model Arab League conferences throughout the year. Opportunities exist to participate as delegates, chairpersons, and members of the Secretariat that plan and organize the conferences.

 

Every year, we send a delegation to Boston Area Regional Model United Nations (BARMUN) at Boston University, Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN), McGill Model United Nations (McMUN) in Montreal, International Model NATO at Howard University in Washington D.C, and National University Model Arab League (NUMAL) in Washington D.C.

The IRC hosts the Northeast Regional Model Arab League (NERMAL) and the Boston Model Arab League (BosMAL) every year, with the help of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relation.

High School and Middle School Conferences

In conjunction with the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB), the IRC hosts one middle school and two high school Model UN conferences throughout the academic year. IRC members provide the Secretary-General, Secretariat members, and most of the committee chairs and conference staff for these events. More information about these conferences, including topics and background guides, may be found by visiting UNA-GB’s website, http://www.unagb.org.

The IRC also works with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations to host a high school Model Arab League simulation as part of the Boston Model Arab League Summit in April.

Throughout the year the IRC will announce opportunities for club members to volunteer at the conferences we host. You can also find out more information about available opportunities by contacting the E-Board.