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Michigan Regional Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

February 18-20, 2016

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 Melanie Waddell
Grand Valley State University National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
(fitzpaco@gvsu.edu) (melanie@ncusar.org)
616-331-3748 202-293-6466
   
Secretary General Assistant Secretary General
Annakarina Driskell Gabriella Patti
Aquinas College  Grand Valley State University

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 Annakarina Driskell
Aquinas College
Assistant Secretary-General Gabriella Patti
Grand Valley State University
Joint Defense Council Zoya Khan, Northwestern University  CHS 211, CHS 233, CHS 145
Council on Palestinian Affairs  CHS 313, CHS 240, CHS 209
Council on Political Affairs Devin Rittenhouse, Grand Valley State University  CHS 127
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers  CHS 469, CHS 440, CHS 240
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Charlie Creech,
Grand Valley State University
 CHS 333, CHS 313, CHS 211
Joint Cabinet Crisis Coordinator  TBD

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 CHS 140
Keynote Speech – Dr. Harb 4:00 – 5:15 pm CHS 119 – Hager Auditorium
Registration and Pizza Reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm CHS 123
Opening Ceremonies 6:30 – 7:15 pm CHS 119 – Hager Auditorium
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 CHS 140
Council Session II 9:00 – 12:00 pm See above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 11:00 – 12:00 pm CHS 140
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 CHS 140
Middle Eastern Appetizers 6:00 – 8:30 pm CHS 123
Saturday Time Location
Secretariat Group Interview 8:00 – 8:30 am CHS 140
Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am CHS 123
Council Session IV 9:00 – 12:00 pm See above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 11:00 – 12:00 pm CHS 140
Lunch (on your own) 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Summit Session 1:00 – 3:00 pm CHS 119 – Hager Auditorium
Award Ceremony 3:00 -3:30 pm CHS 119 – Hager Auditorium

Country Assignments

Algeria

 Adrian College

Bahrain

 Eastern Michigan University

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

 University of Detroit Mercy

Iraq

 University of Michigan – Dearborn

Jordan

 Spring Arbor University

Kuwait

 Aquinas College

Lebanon

 Hope College

Libya

Aquinas College

Mauritania

Morocco

 Grand Rapids Community College

Oman

Palestine

 Spring Arbor University

Qatar

 Grand Valley State University

Saudi Arabia

 University of Michigan – Dearborn

Somalia

Sudan

 Grand Valley State University

Syrian National Coalition

 Saginaw Valley University

Tunisia

 Aquinas College

UAE

 Northwestern University

Yemen

Saginaw Valley State University

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