Erin Norris – CSSH Global Pathway
November 25, 2018
IRC senior Erin Norris shares her story of global experience and travel during her time at Northeastern and in CSSH. In addition to highlighting her transformative coursework and her extensive global travel through Co-op Experiences and Dialogues of Civilizations, she also speaks on her experience with the IRC.
“I cannot understate how much love I have for my teammates and what we do, and the amazing sense of community that I have found within Northeastern as a result of my participation on the team.”
“Northeastern followed its first year on the Best Delegate Top 25 list with a repeat Top 25 performance to show that last year was no fluke. The team added UPMUNC and FCMUN to its travel schedule to supplement BarMUN, McMUN, and HNMUN. The team consistently won awards regardless if the conference was large or small. One of their best performances came at FCMUN.
Northeastern also finished first at both the International Model NATO conference and the National University Model Arab League Conference. In addition to the success seen with awards, Northeastern’s Model UN team has been proud to continue to stress the educational value that model simulations can have for delegates, and working to elevate the debate in every room to be more substantive and reflective of the institutions being simulated.”
Northeastern Breaks Top-25 in National Model UN
May 26, 2017
“The Northeastern International Relations Council has completed its most successful season to date and broke into the Top 25 one year after breaking into the Top 50. With a renewed focus on MUN conferences, the Northeastern team has been able to gradually multiply the number of awards received since rejoining the MUN circuit three years ago. This year, Northeastern won awards at local conferences HNMUN and BarMUN, and most impressively came in fourth overall in terms of weighted score at McMUN.
Outside of traveling to MUN conferences, Northeastern won 1st place at both the National University Model Arab League conference and the International Model NATO conference. The success of the team has also led to being awarded the Student Organization of the Year Award at Northeastern University. In addition to hosting two annual Model Arab League conferences with the assistance of the National Council of US-Arab Relations, Northeastern continues to work in conjunction with the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) to host numerous middle and high school MUN conferences throughout the year. Looking ahead, Northeastern plans to expand the number of conferences the team participates in with the hopes of furthering their achievement in the greater circuit.”
Northeastern presented its annual Student Life Awards on Wednesday evening, where the International Relations Council was named the Richard E. Sochacki Student Organization of the Year.
This award honors an organization that has been a shining example to other organizations throughout the year, based on all aspects of organization responsibility, including, but not limited to, quality of programming, active participation of membership, successful recruiting and organization management.
Inside the Boys’ Club
October 30, 2015
An article with fantastic voice of the composed perspective of a female delegate member. Cassie Moreno, writing for Her Campus, speaks to her experiences as a female delegate often surrounded by a sea of male contemporaries. In it, she gives no quarter to any dismissal of her honed skills as a delegate by offering to take on any and all challengers who may dismiss her. Instead, Cassie speaks on the issues, overt and subtle, of both the Northeastern Chapter and the Model programs have as a whole in regard to gender disparities and biases women face in debate contests. The purpose is not to lament about injustice, seek to accuse, or make excuses. Rather it provides a sharp analysis of the reality we debaters exist in. Resolute in applauding the continuing successes of female delegates, Cassie in her article manages to also reinforce the successes of women in leadership, and the necessity of further empowerment of the underrepresented minority of female participants. A must read for all members, new and old alike.
Students Shine at International Model NATO Conference
February 25, 2015
The Northeastern delegations for Germany and Croatia took first and third place, respectively, and students won several individual awards at the 30th annual International Model NATO conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
The team’s first-place finish in the nation’s capital is the latest achievement in a highly successful 2013-2014 season, during which the Model Arab League club placed first at the northeast regional conference and second at the southeast regional conference.
Northeastern’s New Top ‘Model’
April 3, 2014
A team of 25 Northeastern students placed first in the 31st annual National University Model Arab League Conference in Washington, D.C. last month, besting delegations from two dozen colleges and universities in Canada, Egypt, and the United States.
The team’s first-place finish in the nation’s capital is the latest achievement in a highly successful 2013–2014 season, during which the Model Arab League club placed first at the northeast regional conference and second at the southeast regional conference.
The ‘Model’ of Excellence
February 27, 2014
A team of Northeastern students placed first at the 29th Annual International Model NATO conference in Washington D.C. earlier this month, besting more than 30 delegations from higher education institutions in the United States, Canada, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. But the No. 1 finish is more impressive when you consider the circumstances under which the group was named the conference’s most outstanding delegation.
Northeastern Shines at Model NATO Conference
February 27, 2013
The Northeastern Model NATO student teams represented Latvia and Italy. Both earned first-place honors at the conference, sharing the top spot with the team from the Royal Military Academy of Canada, which represented the United States. The strong showing at the conference builds on Northeastern’s past success; student teams finished in first place and fifth place at the
same event last year.
Students Honored for ‘Transatlantic’ Thinking
December 12, 2012
With so much of the nation’s foreign policy focused on its relationships with China and the Middle East, it can be easy to overlook some of the United States’ strongest and most enduring allies in Europe. Trudeau—a Navy veteran and president of the Student Veterans Organization who is pursuing his undergraduate degree through the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program—wrote a paper titled “NATO’s role in the world today” in which he examined how the organization must evolve to respond to today’s pressing global problems.
Scenes from Election Day – Al Jazeera
November 7, 2012
They’re smart at Northeastern University in Boston. Really smart. It’s a private university with about 20,000 students. It’s known for its five-year jobs course, which focuses on placing people into their industry, such as engineering and business. Al Jazeera is at an election watch party on their campus and we’re surrounded by some pretty savvy students.
Election Day 2012
November 6, 2012
After months of political campaigning, fiery debates and endless TV commercials, voters head to the polls today to determine America’s next president—Democratic incumbent Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Northeastern will hold an election watch party tonight from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at afterHOURS in the Curry Student Center, featuring free food, free t-shirts to the first 100 attendees, and live calling of local and national elections.
Moving from the Military to Diplomacy – via Northeastern
June 14, 2012
Michael Trudeau conducted deep-sea dives as a sonar officer with the U.S. Navy, the longest of which kept him underwater for 57 days. Now Trudeau, 28, is majoring in political science at Northeastern University through the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program, working to transition from a military career into one in security studies and diplomacy. In May, he traveled to Chicago for the Young Atlanticist Summit, where his leadership role with Northeastern’s Model NATO delegation netted him an exclusive opportunity to attend talks and mingle with the likes of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright.
3Qs: Representing a new Syria
March 26, 2012
Earlier this month, Northeastern’s International Relations Council (IRC) sent a delegation to the Southeast Regional Model Arab League competition, in which the organization represented Syria. With the unrest that has affected that nation in recent months, the Northeastern delegation took a nontraditional approach toward representing the country, choosing to attend as the Syrian National Council, which is leading the uprising against the government of Bashar al-Assad. We asked IRC president Lara Cole to explain the club’s approach to the competition and how recent events in Syria affected the competition, in which Northeastern tied for first place.
Northeastern delegation nabs top International Model NATO honors
February 22, 2012
Northeastern’s International Relations Council, which also runs model Arab League and United Nations programs, fielded two delegations representing the United Kingdom and Lithuania in the international competition. The event featured teams of college students from across the United States, Canada, the UK, Italy and Belgium.
Triumph of Diplomacy
March 15, 2011
It didn’t take long for a team of 19 Northeastern social sciences students to get into character for the Model NATO Conference last month in Washington, D.C. After dividing into two teams of delegates representing Belgium or Hungary, the student-diplomats made a strong showing at the mock North Atlantic Treaty Organization proceeding.
A Window on the Arab World
July 1, 2010
As part of a unique fellowship in Saudi Arabia, Northeastern junior Matt Cournoyer conversed with high-ranking government officials and wealthy businessmen, toured universities, and observed the local customs of Saudi life on everything from religion to business. The fellowship’s goal was to introduce American students to all aspects of Saudi culture, and Cournoyer said the experiential learning opportunity left him much wiser, inspired and globally enlightened.