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Georgetown McDonough Students Participate in International Relations Club

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This February, 15 Georgetown McDonough undergraduates joined a staff of Georgetown University students in hosting more than 3,000 international high school students for NAIMUN, a 4-day Model United Nations conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is run by NAIMUN in conjunction with the Georgetown International Relations Association’s National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC). Its aim is to give undergraduate students the opportunity to develop and conduct in-depth simulations focused on international affairs and crisis management.

Brendan Viola (MSB ’15) is one of several Georgetown McDonough students in the International Relations Club. While the club is not a typical business club, “participation in the International Relations Club and competing in Model U.N. simulations helps develop the critical analysis and public speaking skills necessary to succeed in a competitive business environment,” he says. Students participating in the IRC have had the opportunity to listen to speakers such as the Ambassadors of Bahrain, Spain, and the Czech Republic and to participate in conferences, thereby gaining insight into the major geopolitical events that drive changes in global markets.

In the next month the IRC will be hosting GDISC, an international affairs conference featuring a keynote by former National Security Adviser to President Obama, Jim Jones.