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Now entering its seventh year, the UCL International Relations Society has proven to be one of the most exciting, informative, and interesting societies on campus. We aim to foster a greater awareness and appreciation for international affairs among UCL students by hosting everything from lectures and talks, to fields trips.

On a regular basis, we invite prominent speakers to give presentations on topics related to International Relations. We have hosted Ambassadors and High Commissioners from the United States, Canada, Singapore, Palestine, Israel, and the Ukraine; in addition to journalists from the BBC, The Economist, and the FT.

Our trips have included a tour of Chatham House, one of the most influential think tanks in the world, and of the BBC's headquarters and World News Desk here in London. These events are complimented by our dynamic range of socials, which have included a charity dinner and bar nights. We also host a number of sober events throughout the year.

International Relations is a branch of political science that analyses the relationships between sovereign states and seeks to understand how those relationships shape foreign policy in the international political arena. The field of international relations draws from a wide range of subjects, including: history, economics, sociology, philosophy, law, anthropology, and psychology. Our events reflect the wide-reaching nature of international relations and as a result we truly offer something for everybody.

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This year, we are also proud to announce that we are one of the 5 constituent member societies of the first ever student-led think-tank in UCL, the Bentham Brooks Institute. Along with Asiatic Affairs Society, Diplomacy Society, TEDx Appreciation Society and European Horizons, we established the BBI to provide students with the opportunity to get involved with the wider policy-making discourse while studying. We aim to develop problem-solving skills as well as qualitative and quantitative research methodologies among students while developing students' interests in current affairs and public policy. Follow the Bentham Brooks institute on social media (Facebook and Instagram) to find out more about us!

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