Welcome to the International Relations Organization at the University of Virginia!
Check out what we do, and come join us!


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).


VICS is still in need of staffers! Remember to fill this link out; it takes less than 5 minutes!

Remember that you must staff VICS to attend conferences, serve on the MUN team, or be on a secretariat.


VAMUN XXXIV Secretariat has begun working on setting up VAMUN. Right now we are preparing our big Spring Mailer to invite high schools to VAMUN XXXIV.

If you have any contacts in a High School Model UN Program please send the name of the high school and the contact info to USG of Delegates, Caroline Weakland.

If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved, please feel free to email VAMUN XXXIV Secretary-General Matt Retterer.

The End of Apartheid and Mandela's Legacy, Professor Robert Fatton

February 5th, 7 PM in Jefferson Hall: This talk, presented by IRO and the African Studies Initiative, will analyze Mandela's critical role in both the struggle against and the demise of white supremacy. It will seek to show that while the negotiated settlement leading to black majority rule and a liberal democracy was a project of imaginative statecraft, it had severe limitations.

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