Harvard International Relations Council

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The Harvard International Relations Council (IRC) is the umbrella organization for many international relations programs at Harvard. The IRC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an accredited non-governmental organization associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. This umbrella organization coordinates and supports seven Harvard international relations programs with a total of over 400 members. Harvard National Model United Nations Latin America conference is just one of many programs run under the IRC. 


Harvard Intercollegiate MOdel United Nations

Harvard students participate in Model United Nations conferences held by other universities through the Intercollegiate Model United Nations team. The team travels to four conferences every semester, taking dozens of students across the country and consistently ranking among the top three teams nationwide. 

harvard International Relations on Campus

This education and outreach arm of the IRC contributes to campus culture by promoting Harvard students' engagement with international affairs. The program recruits important speakers, public officials, and activists to enhance the Harvard community's understanding of and involvement in local and international issues.

Harvard International Review

The Harvard International Review is a quarterly journal on developments in the international community ranging from business to politics to technology. The journal regularly features interviews and editorials from notable world leaders, such as Ban Ki-Moon, Condoleezza Rice, Nelson Mandela, and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Harvard Model United Nations

HMUN is HNMUN’s sister conference for high school students, held every January at the Boston Sheraton. Since 1927, HMUN and its predecessor, the Harvard Model League of Nations, have contributed substantive excellence and combined tradition and innovation to create an immensely rewarding experiences for high school delegates from around the world. HMUN also hosts annual conferences in Beijing, China and Hyderabad, India.

Harvard National Model United Nations

As the parent conference of HNMUN-LA, HNMUN has been referred to as the "Super Bowl of MUN" by the New York Times, bringing over 3,000 college students together every February in Boston. HNMUN is the largest and most prestigious conference on the collegiate circuit and creates an effective platform for delegates to engage in intellectual debates and develop life-long dialogues and connections with fellow delegates. 

Harvard Program For International Education

This community service organization sends Harvard undergraduate tutors into Boston-area high schools once a week to teach about international issues. Students create comprehensive lesson plans and materials for students and collaborate with Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs to provide a diversity of platforms and experiences for participating schools. 

Model Security Council and Welcome Week

The one-day Model Security Council simulation is held at the beginning of each school year for Harvard students to explore their interest in international relations. The abbreviated conference allows first-year students and others to explore and develop a passion for Model United Nations and International Relations within the Harvard community. Welcome Week is a week long series of events that strives to show students the wide array of opportunities within the International Relations Council.