The Queen’s International Affairs Association is a not-for-profit, student-leg organization at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The organization is devoted towards promoting debate, dialogue and awareness about international relations, foreign affairs and global politics. This is done by hosting two annual conferences: the Queen’s Model United Nations Invitational (QMUNi) in the Fall and the Queen’s Interactive Crisis Simulation (QICSim) in the Winter. QIAA also publishes the only international-relations journal on campus, the Queen’s International Observer (QIO) and hosts the only international-relations radio show, Right of Reply on CFRC 101.9FM. QIAA is renowned for its monthly speaker’s series as well as the newly created International Development Week held in early winter semester. QIAA’s flagship initiative is the Queen’s Model United Nations Team, which competes in International Affairs and Model United Nations Conferences throughout the world. Ranked in the top 50 teams in North America, the Queen’s MUN team has won numerous best delegate and best delegation awards at prestigious conferences such as the Cornell International Affairs Conference, Brown University Crisis Simulation, Princeton Interactive Crisis Simulation, and the West Point Model United Nations Invitational.
Promote debate and dialogue about international affairs, global politics, and foreign relations by proving our members practical outlets in which they can explore their interests in the international system. We attend and host conferences, run speaker’s series, publish a journal, host a radio show, reach out to the Kingston community, promote initiatives, and run the Queen’s Model United Nations Team.