Welcome to the IRC!
One of the oldest student organization at NEU, the IRC was founded in 1932. 13 years older than the actual United Nations, the IRC has served as a forum for international relations discussion and debate in the Greater Boston community. In 1960, the IRC hosted one of the first Model United Nations Conferences in Boston, and has continued to both host and participate in simulations of international organizations since.
Today, the IRC travels to 7 competitive Model UN, Model NATO, and Model Arab League conferences. In the 2017-2018 academic year, the IRC won Best Delegation at both the International Model NATO conference in Washington D.C, and the National University Model Arab League conference at Georgetown University. The IRC was also recognized as the 24th best collegiate Model UN team by BestDelegate.com. Cemented as one of the best Model teams in the U.S, the IRC hosts weekly simulations and other skill-building workshops where anyone can come learn how to improve their own public speaking, resolution writing, or diplomatic negotiation skills.
Schedule of Meetings
The IRC’s weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays at 6:45 pm. If you want to learn more about international relations, want to build your confidence speaking in front of a room full of people, or just want to spend some time with a friendly group of Northeastern students who are always excited to meet newcomers, you should join us! Follow us on social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
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.
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.
The IRC is also honored work with the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) to help them facilitate 3 Model UN conferences for middle and high school students. These experiences help to provide over 500 students from across Greater Boston with innovative social science curriculum, public speaking skills, and a great experience at Northeastern University. 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.
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 at email@example.com.