HESIRC’s mission is to build a global community of Harvard Extension School (HES) students and to provide targeted opportunities for community building and academic and career development in complement to what is offered by HES. Through moderated events with industry professionals, the club will create opportunities for HES IR students (and all interested HES affiliates) to engage in critical thought and dialogue outside of the classroom, providing a space for networking where students will be able to connect to experts and colleagues across the world. HES IR Club members share a strong interest in international relations and represent a variety of disciplines.


HESIRC’s vision is to connect HES IR students around the globe in order to create a strong network of peers and mentors to engage with, and a welcoming space for academic dialogue outside of the classroom. HESIRC aims to offer multiple avenues for student engagement with the club and will work in tandem with HES, the Dean of Students Office and the Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA) to create the most fulfilling student experience possible.