Harvard International Relations Council (IRC)

For Harvard undergraduates only.

The Harvard International Relations Council (IRC) is the undergraduate student group on campus that serves as the principal liaison between the Weatherhead Center and Harvard undergraduates. The IRC promotes awareness and understanding of international affairs among undergraduates through a variety of programs, some of which involve close collaboration with the Center and its fellows. The Center provides the IRC with funds for these events.

Events and Activities

The IRC's program International Relations on Campus (IRoC) is responsible for the IRC's outreach on campus. IRoC’s main purpose is to promote on-campus discussion and awareness of international affairs. IRoC collaborates with the Weatherhead Center to plan special events, including a fall open house, a week dedicated to the discussion of international relations, and occasional symposia on contemporary issues in international relations. In addition, IRoC organizes study groups and dinner talks with Weatherhead Center Scholars and other international affairs practitioners on campus.

How to Get Involved

Harvard undergraduates with an interest in learning about international affairs may participate. Please contact IRoC at president@harvardirc.org for more information and/or to be placed on their mailing list. Interested undergraduates may also learn more about the IRC by visiting its website.


James Farr and Michael Pecorara are IRoC copresidents. Michael Pecorara is the IRoC-Weatherhead Center liaison for the 2022–2023 academic year, at mpecorara@college.harvard.edu.