National University



Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

March 28-30, 2014

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Washington, DC

Held annually in Washington, DC, the National University Model Arab League (NUMAL) celebrates its 31st year in 2014.  Started as an informal demonstration simulation at Georgetown University in 1983, the NUMAL has grown to host over 300 students from 22 colleges and universities annually in an academic debate forum centered around issues relevant to the 22 Arab nations that comprise the League of Arab States.

The Arab Court of Justice will convene at the 2014 National University Model for its ninth year. Ten states will bring their cases before the court over the course of two days. Also, a Reporters’ Corps will be present, covering the noteworthy events of the model in a daily newsletter.

The 2014 Agenda, Country Assignments, Hotel Information, and Schedule can be accessed through the links above and below.

The 2014 Secretariat have been appointed.  Contact your chair or other members of the Secretariat with questions, or just to introduce yourself.  If you are interested in serving as a chair in coming years, a good way to gain experience is to apply for a chairship at a regional model that your college attends.

In light of ongoing developments and real-world precedents regarding the conflict in Syria, the Syrian delegation will represent the Syrian National Coalition for Forces of the Revolution and the Opposition at all MAL conferences for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Hotel Information

The 2014 National University Model will convene at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057).

**Please note that conference registration fees for those delegations staying in the MAL room block will be increased to $75/country and $45/delegate.**

We ask that you emphasize to your students that though they may not be on their own campuses, their behavior should conform to the standards dictated by the policies of their respective institutions.

Rooms must be booked through the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in order to receive the discounted group rate. To book hotel rooms for the National University Model, please e-mail Megan Geissler with the following information:
1) Total # & Types (Single or Double beds) of Rooms Needed
2) # of People in Each Room
3) Check-in & Check-out Date
4) A Name to List Each Room Under (and the complete Rooming List whenever available)

Senior Secretariat

Secretary-General Kaylee Boalt
Converse College
Assistant Secretary-General Tyler Swensen
University of Houston Honors College
Assistant Secretary-General Victoria Ball
Converse College
Press Corps Gabriella Patti
Grand Valley State University
Chief of Staff Meghan Oakes
Virginia Tech


Council Chair Location
Joint Defense Council Shelby Lynn Hall
Mercer University
Faculty Club B (Fri) / Salon H (Sat)
Council on Palestinian Affairs Beth Kanopsic
University of Arkansas Little Rock
Salon B
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Sarmat Chowdhury
George Mason University
Salon F
Council on Political Affairs Klevis Xharda
Northeastern University
Salon E
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Molly Glibbery
Converse College
Salon A
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers Rebecca Edwards
Converse College
Salon C
Heads of State Council Ginevra Sponzili
Northeastern University
Conf. Room 5/6
Special Council on Arab Human Rights Lizzie Heyboer
Grand Valley State University
Salon D
Joint Cabinet Crisis Zach Hrynowski
Northeastern University
Conf. Rooms 3 & 4
Arab Court of Justice Allison Renyi
Georgia State University
Exec. Conf. Room


Thursday, March 27th Time
Embassy Visits Between 9:00am-5:00pm

Every delegation participating in the 2014 National University Model is invited to attend a briefing at the embassy of the country they are representing. Any delegation that wishes to participate in an embassy visit must arrive and be available for that meeting during the business day on Thursday, March 27th. If you are interested in scheduling an embassy briefing on Thursday the 27th please contact the National Council by e-mailing The National Council will do everything it can to arrange a briefing for you at the time you request.

Every delegation staying at the hotel during the conference is required to arrive at the hotel no later than Thursday, March 27th so they are available on Friday morning.

Friday Time Location
Registration 8:00-8:45am South Gallery
Opening Ceremonies 8:45-10:30am Salon GH
Plenary/Committee Session I 10:30am-12:00pm See Above
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm (on your own)
Faculty Lecture I 12:00-1:00pm TBA
Committee Session II 1:00-4:00pm See Above
Break 4:00-4:30pm
Committee Session III 4:30-7:30pm See Above
Delegate Dinner & Reception 7:30pm South Gallery / Salon GH
Secretariat Meeting 8:00pm Conf. Room 2
Coffee & Tea 8:30-9:00am West Lobby
Head Delegate Meeting 8:30-9:00am Conf. Room 2
Committee Session IV 9:00am-12:00pm See Above
Faculty Lecture II 9:00-10:00am Faculty Club B
2015 Secretariat Apps Due 12:00pm Conf. Room 2
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm (on your own)
Committee Session V 1:00-4:30pm See Above
2015 Secretariat Interviews 1:00-5:00pm Faculty Club B
Break 4:30-5:00pm
Committee Session VI 5:00-7:30pm See Above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 5:30pm Faculty Club B
Secretariat Meeting 7:30pm Conf. Room 2
Coffee & Tea 8:30-9:00am South Gallery
Summit Session 9:00-10:15am Salon GH
Awards Ceremony 10:30am-12:00pm Salon GH

Country Assignments


Roger Williams University


Mercer University


Adrian College


Brigham Young University


University of Utah


University of Arkansas – Little Rock


Converse College


Texas State University – San Marcos


University of the District of Columbia


University of North Carolina – Charlotte


Virginia Tech


American University in Cairo


University of Houston – Clear Lake


Grand Valley State University


Georgia State University

Saudi Arabia

University of Houston – Honors College


West Point Military Academy


Northeastern University

Syrian National Coalition

Kennesaw State University


Glendon College, York University


George Mason University


Northwestern University

India (Observer State)

Miami University

Turkey (Observer State)

Bloomsburg University