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Michigan Regional Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

February 12-14, 2015

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan

**Open to Collegiate Institutions**
Conference Fees: $45/delegate

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Contacts

Local Coordinator National Council Representative
Dr. Coeli Fitzpatrick Josh Hilbrand
Grand Valley State University National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
(fitzpaco@gvsu.edu) (Josh@ncusar.org)
616-331-3748 202-293-6466
   
Secretary General Assistant Secretary General
Tyler Wayne Clark Brooke Eastham
Aquinas College Grand Valley State University

Hotel Information

Sleep Inn and Suites Allendale
4869 Becker Drive, Allendale Charter Township, MI 49401
(616) 892-8000
Group Name: Model Arab League
King Rooms Available ~ $134.00/night +tax

Holiday Inn Downtown Grand Rapids
310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 235-7611
Group Name: Model Arab League
Singles/Doubles Available ~ $129.00/night +tax
Deadline to Book: January 27, 2015

Council Chair Positions

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR OPEN CHAIR POSITIONS. TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT APPLY FOR COUNCIL CHAIR.

Councils

Council Chair Location
Chief Justice of the Arab Court of Justice Zach Rolinski
Aquinas College
Kirkhof Rm. 0042
Joint Defense Council Troy Dildine
Aquinas College
Kirkhof Rm. 2215/16
Council on Palestinian Affairs Annakarina Driskell
Aquinas College
Kirkhof Rm. 2201
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Hayley Schultz
Hope College
Kirkhof Rm. 2270
Council on Political Affairs Angie Saber
Rutgers University
Kirkhof Rm. 2263
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Kelsey Tomlinson
Grand Valley State University
Kirkhof Rm. 1142

For topics for each Council, see the agenda.

Schedule

Thursday Time Location
Optional Event – Dr. Juan Cole: “How American got back into Iraq: The Rise of the ‘Islamic State’ Group” ~Flyer~ 1:00pm Kirkhof Rm. 2250
Registration and Pizza Reception 5:00-6:00pm Kirkhof Rm. 2250
Opening Session and Keynote Speaker – Dr. Juan Cole: “Is there a Thaw in the Iran-Saudi Cold War in the Middle East?” ~Flyer~ 6:00-7:00pm Kirkhof Rm. 2250
Break 7:00-7:15pm See above
Plenary/Council Session I until 8:45pm See above
Friday
Council Session II 9:00am-12:00pm See above
Council Officers Meeting 12:00-12:30pm Kirkhof Rm. 2266
Lunch (on your own) 12:00-1:30pm
Council Session III 1:30-5:30pm See above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 2:00-3:00pm Kirkhof Rm. 2228
Head Delegates Meeting/Caucuses 5:30-6:00pm Kirkhof Rm. 2266
Middle Eastern Appetizers 6:00pm Kirkhof Rm. 2250
Saturday
Council Session IV 9:00am-12:00pm See above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 11:00am-12:00pm Kirkhof Rm. 2228
Lunch (on your own) 12:00-1:30pm
Summit Session and Awards Ceremony 1:30-3:00pm Kirkhof Rm. 2250
Election of 2015 MMAL Officers 3:00-3:30pm Kirkhof Rm. 2250

Country Assignments

Algeria

 Aquinas College

Bahrain

Hope College

Comoros

Djibouti

Grand Valley State University

Egypt

Grand Valley State University

Iraq

Northwestern University

Jordan

 University of Michigan – Dearborn

Kuwait

Adrian College

Lebanon

Spring Arbor University

Libya

DePaul University

Mauritania

Morocco

 DePaul University

Oman

 Eastern Michigan University

Palestine

University of Michigan – Dearborn

Qatar

 Aquinas College

Saudi Arabia

Saginaw Valley State University

Somalia

Sudan

Grand Rapids Community College

Syrian National Coalition

Saginaw Valley State University

Tunisia

Aquinas College

UAE

Spring Arbor University

Yemen

Featured image: “The Kirkhof Center at Grand Valley State University” by Kjetil Ree licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Student Leadership Development Program from the National Council on US-Arab Relations