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International Affairs Council

About this Club
The International Affairs Council is a relatively new group on Drury's campus. We hold bimonthly meetings where we discuss world issues and news reports, attend the United Nations Association of Springfield meetings, work with the World Affairs Council at MSU to host high school tournaments, and act as an extracurricular version of Model UN (where we will possibly take a trip to Chicago or New York). We hope to educate Drury students and the Springfield community about the varied and complex world issues that face our generation. Our extracurricular environment facilitates a stage where knowledge and ideas can be exchanged free of the constraints of a structured classroom. It is crucial that we understand other cultures, political systems, and concerns throughout the global community in order to maintain stable international relations. This group allows students to meet with like-minded peers to discuss current international events.

International Affairs Council meets every other week on Wednesdays at 5:00pm in the Olin Library Basement.

How to Join
Membership is open all students, to join simply attend meetings.


Campus Advisor
Dr. Jeff VanDenBerg
Professor of Political Science
Burnham Hall, Room 302
(417) 873-6947

At a Glance:

  • Interest group
  • Open membership
  • First-year student involvement welcome
  • Meetings twice a month
  • No involvement fees
  • To join, attend meetings