YIRA plays host to many opportunities to get involved with International Relations on Yale's campus. YIRA is a frequent partner for the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and we work closely with other international initiatives at Yale, such as the Yale World Fellows Program.

A vital part of YIRA's presence in the IR community at Yale is the Global Perspectives Society, whose Symposia Speaker Series regularly brings important and interesting personalities from outside of Yale to campus. Meeting weekly at these events and dinners, the Society dedicates itself to substantial engagement with the debates and issues of the world today.

The Society also maintains a blog, highlighting not only the speaker during that week but also  important issues occurring around the world, providing Yalies interested in IR a central location for provocative articles and important news.