International Relations Week is an annual event produced by the student run International Relations Council. The event serves to bring distinguished panelists from all corners of the country in order to discuss
few of the most pertinent issues facing the international community today through workshops,
activities, panel discussions, and informal receptions.
The panelists discussing these important issues come from a diverse range of occupations and
research fields, including distinguished Harvard faculty, Fellows from the Weatherhead Center
for International Affairs, authors, a former United States Ambassador to the European Union, a
former Commissioner of the INS, and the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant
and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).
The panelists discuss a diverse range of issues including whether or not
religion plays a role in international politics, China's changing place in the world economic
system, the efficacy of the World Trade Organization, the status of reforms in Latin America,
and the relative effectiveness of the current Bush administration's immigration policy.