Welcome to the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia!
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Welcome to the International Relations Organization (IRO) at the University of Virginia. We are a student-run, non-profit contracted independent organization (CIO) dedicated to spreading awareness of international affairs both on and off Grounds. IRO hosts weekly programs, organizes annual conferences, publishes a journal of undergraduate research, and sends University students to compete in Model United Nations competitions across the country.

If you’re interesting in joining our organization, or exploring what we do, feel free to come to any of our meetings, which are held on Wednesdays at 7 PM in Jefferson Hall (Hotel C, West Range).

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The Realities of Human Trafficking: An Open Talk with Sarah Jakiel

The International Relations Organization (IRO) and Students against Trafficking Of Persons (STOP) are incredibly excited to welcome Sarah Jakiel, Chief Programs Officer of the Polaris Project and UVA alumni. Polaris is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that works to combat and prevent modern-day slavery and human trafficking, and Sarah will shed light on trafficking in Virginia and the United States as well as share ways students can help combat this rising epidemic. Sarah's discussion will be an eye-opening introduction to the realities of human trafficking, an emerging, prevalent issue that happens even within Charlottesville.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Taylor Giorno, Lauren Kinneberg, or Tori Travers.

Event partnered with the Virginia to America Anti-Trafficking Initiatiave (VAATI) at U.Va.

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