Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference
Since 1991, the National Council's Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference has gathered internationally renowned specialists to analyze, discuss, and debate issues of over-arching importance to the American and Arab people's needs, concerns, interests, and key foreign policy objectives. The 22nd Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, Navigating Arab-U.S. Relations: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, was held October 22-23, 2013, and featured keynote speakers included HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Sa'ud, CENTCOM Commander General Lloyd J. Austin III, and many more Arab and American leaders from government, the military, business, and academe. The 23rd Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference is scheduled for October 28-29, 2014, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
Model Arab League Student Leadership Development Program
Through participation in the National Council's Model Arab League (MAL) Student Leadership Development Program students learn about the politics and history of the Arab world, and the arts of diplomacy and public speech. MAL conferences are held across the United States at both the university and high school level. MAL helps prepare students to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs leaders.