Welcome to the Columbia International Relations Forum

CUIRF is Columbia University's non-partisan International Affairs and Conflict Resolution Society. In addition to hosting a variety of interactive events, the Columbia University International Relations Forum takes great pride in inviting scholars, journalists, diplomats, Senators, Congressmen, Secretaries, and government officials to Columbia University to engage in Q&A sessions directly with students, and to present their respective viewpoints in an academic environment. Through such a forum, CUIRF strives to give the Columbia University student base an opportunity to hear first hand the views of prominent political leaders and representatives, and thereby allow students to develop their own conclusions and opinions about political issues.

Columbia International Relations Forum Announcements

The Obama Administration and the Middle East

January 28, 2009

CUIRF co-sponsored event: Please join Columbia professors Richard Bulliet, Gil Anidjar and Peter Awn join CUNY professor Amir-al Islam as well as ACLU attorney Hina Shamsi for a thought provoking discussion regarding the the election of Barack Obama (CC '83), and America's new foreign policy towards the Middle East. The panel is set to begin at 7pm, Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall.

Featured Event: Ambassador J. Cofer Black of Blackwater Worldwide

November 5, 2008

On November 5th, the Columbia University International Relations Forum will have the opportunity to host the VP of BlackWater USA, J.COFER BLACK. Ambassador Black will discuss his career as the Director of Counter-Intelligence during 9/11, the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and the significance of Blackwater in the next administration.