Welcome Message from GIRA's Chief Global Strategist

Dear partners, participants, and friends of GIRA,

In 2016, I had the privilege on working on one of GIRA Global's flagship projects, teaching Model United Nations in Chengdu, China. Working with passionate people from around the world to teach incredible students strengthened my firm belief in Model UN’s capacity to use competitive excellence to foster cultural exchange. In my time as CGS, I hope to expand GIRA’s potential to use international programming as a tool to promote GIRA’s mission of youth education in international affairs and encourage cultural exchange.

Georgetown International Relations Association (GIRA), Inc., was founded in 1969 when a dedicated group of Georgetown University students came together to found a student non-profit dedicated to promoting youth education in international affairs. In the year's since it's founding, GIRA has provided opportunities for thousands of high school and college students to develop their acumen and passion for international affairs through our top-caliber conferences: North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) and the National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC). 

This year, GIRA Global will expand the mission and reach of GIRA through a variety of new programmes and partnerships designed to bring access to high quality international affairs education and simulations to students all over the world. Through new academic consulting partnerships, the establishment of NAIMUN China for July 2018, and a variety of other services and partnerships, we hope to continue GIRAs efforts to make engaging and innovative MUN experiences accessible to all.

Ultimately, the continued success of GIRA Global depends on its ability to respond to the concerns and establish positive relationships with our partners. In that spirit, I encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns about our activities, or if you're interested in our consulting or establishing a partnership.

All the best,

Elodie Currier
Chief Global Strategist, Georgetown International Relations Association, INC.