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Student Organizations

Sigma Iota Rho: Honor Society for International Studies

Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) is the Honor Society for International Studies. This student organization hopes "to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international relations, global studies, and to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs." Find more information about the University of Michigan chapter and the requirements/qualifications for joining on the Tau Chapter’s Instagram @sigmaiotarho_umich as well as the Sigma Iota Rho Facebook page. Check out the Facebook page for the latest updates, events, and announcements from SIR and visit the Sigma Iota Rho national website for additional information!

Blue Model United Nations (blueMUN)

Blue Model United Nations (blueMUN) is the competitive Model United Nations team at the University of Michigan. Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations, where students represent members of the international community (countries, organizations, politicians), and work together to resolve world issues in their respective committees. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

Michigan Foreign Policy Council (MFPC)

Michigan Foreign Policy Council (MFPC) is an undergraduate think tank comprised of innovative and dedicated students who strive to promote foreign policy solutions through non-partisan research. Since its inception, MFPC's primary goal has been to produce significant scholarly research that contributes to the field of knowledge. In addition to research, the organization is focused on discussing and civically debating pertinent foreign policy issues, as well as fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders. MFPC holds a foreign policy panel that brings together leading figures in academia, government, and the private sector. At the end of each semester, members present their findings at the Michigan Foreign Policy Conference and their pieces are published in the Michigan Foreign Policy Review.

Michigan Journal of International Affairs (MJIA)

MJIA was founded as a completely student-run, undergraduate publication at the University of Michigan. Each semester, MJIA publishes opinion-based pieces pertaining to international affairs in the areas of politics, history, economics, and culture. Writers author pieces across five different regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East) and are actively involved in the entire process, from editing to final distribution. MJIA also serves as a platform for discussions concerning global affairs, and every year the Journal organizes panel meetings to analyze a specific international issue from the past few months.