National University Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

April 10-12, 2015

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Washington, DC

**Open to Collegiate Institutions**
Conference Fees: $55/delegate

Held annually in Washington, DC, the National University Model Arab League (NUMAL) celebrates its 32nd year in 2015.  Started as an informal demonstration simulation at Georgetown University in 1983, the NUMAL has grown to host over 300 students from approximately 25 colleges and universities annually in the largest and most competitive MAL simulation in the nation.

The Arab Court of Justice will convene at the 2015 National University Model for its tenth year. The Joint Cabinet Crisis enters its second year, bringing a unique, crisis-based component to the event. Also, a Reporters’ Corps will be present, covering the noteworthy events of the model in print and digital media.

The 2015 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. The 2016 NUMAL Secretariat will be chosen through an interview and selection process at the 2015 conference.

In light of ongoing developments and real-world precedents regarding the conflict in Syria, the delegation that represents Syria at the MAL may be asked to role-play as one of several actors. NCUSAR will provide updates as the situation on the ground develops.

Hotel Information

The 2015 National University Model will convene at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057).

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 a discounted group rate. Requests for rooms after the deadline may be rejected. To book hotel rooms for the National University Model, please e-mail Josh Hilbrand 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 Tyler Swensen
University of Houston Honors College
Assistant Secretary-General Nora Bouzihay
University of Arkansas – Little Rock
Assistant Secretary-General Katherine Boggess
University of Houston – Clear Lake
Press Corps TBD
Chief of Staff Allison Renyi
Georgia State University


Council Chair Location
Joint Defense Council Shannon Collaer
George Washington University
Council on Palestinian Affairs April Sanders
University of Utah
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Kandice Miles
Converse College
Council on Political Affairs Stephanie Leahy
Northeastern University
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Meghan Oakes
Virginia Tech
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers Maddison Cooper
Mercer University
Summit of Arab Heads of State  Derrick Rice
University of Houston Honors College
Special Council on Arab Youth Molly Gilbbery
Converse College
Joint Cabinet Crisis Brandy Blanton
Converse College
Andrew Kaz
Northeastern University
Arab Court of Justice William Joyce
Northeastern University


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

Every delegation participating in the 2015 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, April 9th. If you are interested in scheduling an embassy briefing 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, April 9th so they are available on Friday morning.

Friday Time Location
Registration 8:00-8:45am
Opening Ceremonies 8:45-10:30am
Plenary/Council Session I 10:30am-12:00pm
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm
Faculty Lecture I 12:00-1:00pm
Council Session II 1:00-4:00pm
Break 4:00-4:30pm
Council Session III 4:30-7:30pm
Delegate Dinner & Reception 7:30pm
Secretariat Meeting 8:00pm
2016 NUMAL Secretariat Applicants Meeting 8:00-8:15am **Mandatory for all those applying for Secretariat and Chair positions for the 2016 NUMAL conference**
Coffee & Tea 8:30-9:00am
Head Delegate Meeting 8:30-9:00am
Council Session IV 9:00am-12:00pm
Faculty Lecture II 9:00-10:00am
2016 Secretariat Apps Due 10:00am
2016 Secretariat Interviews 10:30am-12:00pm; 1:00-4:00pm
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm
Council Session V 1:00-4:30pm
Break 4:30-5:00pm
Council Session VI 5:00-7:30pm
Faculty Advisers Meeting 5:30pm
Secretariat Meeting 7:30pm
Coffee & Tea 8:30-9:00am
Summit Session 9:00-10:15am
Awards Ceremony 10:30am-12:00pm

Country Assignments


Mercer University


Converse College


Shawnee State University / Presbyterian University College, Ghana (partial)


Grand Valley State University


George Mason University


Northwestern University


Northeastern University


Adrian College


American University in Cairo


Roger Williams University


University of Arkansas Little Rock


U.S. Military Academy at West Point


Kennesaw State University


University of Houston Clear Lake


Miami University of Ohio

Saudi Arabia

Brigham Young University



University of Utah

Syrian National Coalition

 York College, Glendon University


Georgia State University


John Carroll University


University of Houston (Honors College)

India (Observer State)

Turkey (Observer State)

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