Welcome to CIRCA!


Welcome to the Columbia International Relations Council and Association! 


Founded in 2007, CIRCA has quickly grown to become Columbia’s largest student run organization, with over 400 active members sharing a common passion for international relations, debate, and diplomacy.  With many ways to get involved, CIRCA’s members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, spanning all majors in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, the School of General Studies, and Barnard College. 


We have opportunities for students interested in working for a publication, hosting a Model United Nations conference, participating in philanthropic initiatives, and meeting with diplomats and ambassadors; opportunities for students interested in marketing, political science, journalism, business, history, and more. 


Our extensive alumni network gives our members insight into the fields of law, medicine, finance, engineering, academia, or even just advice about how to take advantage of all that CIRCA has to offer.  Explore our website to learn more about our organization, and feel free to email me at president@circacu.org with any questions that you might have, or if you would like to receive our weekly updates.   



John Mellow

President, CIRCA