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Welcome to the International Relations Council of Northeastern University! The IRC works is tandem with the Model United Nations, Model Arab League, Model NATO, and Model European Union classes to debate and resolve current issues affecting the world politically, socially, economically, etc. Concordantly, we host and attend numerous conferences throughout the school year.

The following are a list of conferences we host here at Northeastern:

  1. The Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference(NERMAL)
  2. The Boston Model Arab League Conference (BosMAL)
  3.  Joint Cabinet Crises (JCC) each semester
  4. The Middle School Model United Nations Conference (MSMUN - in conjunction with the UNA-GB)
  5. The Regional Model United Nations Conference (RMUN - in conjunction with the UNA-GB)
  6. The Invitational Model United Nations Conference (IMUN - in conjunction with the UNA-GB)
  7. The December and Summer Invitational Model United Nations Conferences (DIMUN & SIMUN - in conjunction with UNA-GB)

The following are a list of away conferences we attend:

  1. The National University Model Arab League Confernce - Washington, D.C.
  2. The Capital Area Regional Model Arab League Conference - Washington, D.C.
  3. The McGill Model United Nations Assembly - Canada
  4. The International Model North Atlantic Treaty Organization Conference - Washington, D.C.
  5. The Boston Area Regional Model United Nations Conference - Boston

We meet every Wednesday evening during the spring and fall semesters. For more information please email, go to, follow us on Twitter @nuirc, or like us on Facebook -

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The International Relations Council is the most interactive and integrated student group for Northeastern Students interested in foreign policy, international relations and the finer points of global politics. Weekly meetings are complemented by collaboration with the Model UN, Model NATO, and Model Arab League courses offered by the Political Science Department as part of NU's experiential education. The team attends numerous prestigious collegiate simulated conferences each semester, as well as hosting our own various conferences for middle school, high school and college students. There is simply no better way for students to engage in and discuss the most prominent international current events while perfecting debate and public speaking skills.


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Shillman 335

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Ryan Miller

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Shane Godek

Organization Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote understanding of foreign governments, peoples, and international political institutions such as, but not limited to, the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the League of Arab States, through participation in intercollegiate and high school simulations. We also seek to facilitate cross-cultural relationships and exchanges of ideas among students of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, we serve as a medium through which students have the opportunity to increase their awareness of the global issues facing the international community and foster an environment in which students practice diplomacy. And, we seek to support and represent with dignity the University's continuing commitment to Experiential Education and global inquiry.