The Academic Programming sub-board believes that Georgetown students should have quality academic events to complement their classroom learning. To this end, it creates opportunities for IRC members to engage with foreign policy practitioners, activists, ambassadors, intellectual experts, professors and other significant figures in the realm of international affairs. Academic Programming has put together both lectures and panel discussions on a diverse range of topics, which include the Syrian civil war, the North Korean regime, development work and the EU debt crisis. Beyond just bringing speakers to campus, the sub-board also regularly arranges for off-campus visits to embassies, and promotes casual discussion between students with its Foreign Policy Coffee Hour series. Upcoming events in Fall 2013 tentatively include a lecture by the Ambassador of Hungary on the U.S. economic slowdown, and other speakers from the Embassies of Haiti, Guyana, Hungary and Estonia. Through these avenues, Academic Programming seeks to instill in IRC members a passion for international relations, and continues to be a quality provider of academic events on campus.