Welcome to the Georgetown International Relations Association


Welcome to the Georgetown International Relations Association, Inc. The organization was founded in 1969 to promote youth education and awareness of international affairs. Since then, we have continued to pursue that goal in a variety of ways, both at the high school level and at the college level through our partnership with the Georgetown International Relations Club, a student club at Georgetown University dedicated to the same mission. 

GIRA hosts two Model United Nations conferences, the National Collegiate Security Conference for college students and the North American Invitation Model United Nations for high school students. We will continue these proud traditions this year and engage students through realistic and exciting diplomacy simulations in October and February, respectively. NCSC and NAIMUN have undergone tremendous growth since their founding, but have both become top-rated conferences in their respective circuits while maintaining their commitment to substance and quality. We look forward to another fantastic year as our four conference executives continue this tradition of excellence. 

Aside from hosting premier Model UN conferences, GIRA also commits itself to other programs that fulfill its mission. The organization does so primarily though the GIRA Global Generation Grant Program, which grants up to $2,500 to projects developed by Georgetown students to promote youth education in international affairs, and partnering with GIRC to offer more events and opportunities for the general IRC membership. 

This year, GIRA will also emphasize on expanding its international programming initiatives and take GIRA’s mission global. The organization will also continue to explore options to update GIRA’s online presence and develop a database of materials for students/teachers interested in starting their own Model UN programs. GIRA’s future holds immense potential, and we look to 2013-2014 to be another impressive year in our history. 

We thank you for all your support of our efforts. 

Best Regards, 

Theresa Lou
Chief Executive Officer
ceo@modelun.org