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Michigan Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

February 16-18, 2017

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan

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

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL  |  APPLY FOR COUNCIL CHAIR

Contacts

Local Coordinator National Council Representative
Dr. Coeli Fitzpatrick Zach Hrynowski

Emily Bless 

Grand Valley State University National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
(fitzpaco@gvsu.edu) (zach@ncusar.org)

(emily@ncusar.org)

616-331-3748 202-293-6466
   
Secretary General Gabriella Patti
Grand Valley State University
Assistant Secretary General Andrew Haring
Adrian College
Assistant Secretary General  Stephanie Workman
Aquinas College

Hotel Information

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 26, 2016

Riverfront Hotel
270 Ann Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 363-9001
Group Name: Model Arab League or MAL
Deadline to Book: January 26, 2016

City Flats Hotel
83 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 608-1720
Group Name: Model Arab League or MAL
Singles/Doubles/Triple/Quad Available ~ $161.10/night +tax
Deadline to Book: January 26, 2016

GVSU Alumni House and Visitors Center
1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-3353
Group Name: Model Arab League or MAL
4 Doubles Available ~ $95.00/night +tax
Deadline to Book: January 26, 2016
***Only four rooms are available. These are reserved on a first come, first served basis.***

Council Chair Positions

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

Councils

Council Chair Location
Secretary-General Gabriella Patti
Grand Valley State University
Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Haring
Adrian College
Joint Defense Council
Council on Palestinian Affairs
Council on Political Affairs
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers

For topics for each Council, see the agenda.
***Please note that most of the Councils have different rooms for each day of the conference.***

Schedule

Thursday Time Location
Secretariat Meeting 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Keynote Speech 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Registration and Pizza Reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Opening Ceremonies 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Break 7:15 – 8:00 pm
Council Session I 8:00 – 9:15 pm See above
Friday Time Location
Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am
Council Session II 9:00 – 12:00 pm See above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Lunch (on your own) 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Council Session III 1:30 – 5:30 pm See above
Secretariat Meeting 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Middle Eastern Appetizers 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Saturday Time Location
Secretariat Group Interview 8:00 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am
Council Session IV 9:00 – 12:00 pm See above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Lunch (on your own) 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Summit Session 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Award Ceremony 3:00 -3:30 pm

Country Assignments

Algeria

 Northwestern University

Bahrain

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

 University of Michigan Dearborn

Iraq

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Mauritania

Morocco

Oman

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

 Spring Arbor University

Sudan

Syrian National Coalition

 Grand Valley State University

Tunisia

 Grand Valley State University

UAE

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