Political Science and International Relations Clubs



College is more than just academics. Use the most of your time here at Geneseo. Join a club, broaden your horizons, and make new friends. The Political Science and International Relations Department has a variety of different options. Take a look for yourself.

UN SymbolModel United Nations

Model UN here at Geneseo seeks to educate students about international politics and diplomacy- particularly in regards to the United Nations. They attend several conferences, hold on-campus events, have educational meetings, and participate actively in new member recruitment. A major objective of the organization is to empower students by improving their public speaking and research skills. We also make special efforts to reach out to the campus community- in order to bring matters of international politics to the campus community.

Advisor: Professor Raslan Ibrahim
Club Email: mun@geneseo.edu
Club Website: Model United Nations


GlobeInternational Relations Club

The International Relations Club organizes conferences and symposia on topical international issues, assists students in finding and developing internship and study abroad opportunities, and undertakes other activities and programs with an international component. Meetings are held weekly to discuss international issues as well as general aspects of the International Relations major at Geneseo. Current projects include developing a regular foreign film night and hosting international students in New York State.

Advisor: Professor Raslan Ibrahim
Club Email: irclub@geneseo.edu


American FlagPolitical Affairs Club

The Political Affairs Club at Geneseo sponsors political debates, facilitates absentee voting by students, organizes a student/faculty mixer, travels to Washington, DC. Through participation in these club activities, students learn in depth about particular political problems and issues; develop skills in group planning, group cooperation, public speaking, and writing; and develop self-confidence.

Advisor: Professor Koch
Advisor Email: koch@geneseo.edu
Club Website: Political Affairs Club


EU LogoModel European Union 

Model European Union is another simulation based club at Geneseo. Students participate in one simulation yearly. The site of the simulation alternates between SUNY Fredonia and Europe. In 2006, the simulation took place in Prague, Czech Republic. An important feature of the simulations is the joint participation of American and European students. PLSC professors prepare students for their Model UN and Model European Union programs through practice simulations, student presentations, and discussion of assigned readings. They accompany the students to the actual simulations. Students also engage in fundraising activities to defray expenses.

NOTE: This club has been dormant for a number of years. Contact the department if interested in reestablishing it.

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