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Student Organizations

Sigma Iota Rho: Honor Society for International Studies

Sigma Iota Rho is the Honor Society for International Studies. The 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 website, and check out the Sigma Iota Rho national website for additional information. Follow the University of Michigan SIR Facebook for the latest updates, events, and announcements from the student organization!

SIR Leadership 2017-2018:  
President: Maggie Johnson
Vice President: Monika Konrad
Vice President of Alumni Outreach and Professional Development: Kate Marciniak
Treasurer: Avery Collins
Secretary: Trevor Krayer

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.

Members of SIR, MJIA, and blueMUN at the PICS Welcome Back Students Barbecue, September 2016.

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.