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National University Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

April 10-12, 2015

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Washington, DC

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 nearly 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. Also, a Reporters’ Corps will be present, covering the noteworthy events of the model in a daily newsletter and digital media.

The 2015 Agenda, Country Assignments, Hotel Information, and Schedule can be accessed through the links above and below.

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.

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).

**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 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 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 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

Councils

Council Chair Location
Joint Defense Council Matthew Korn
Texas State 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
Heads of State Council Daniel Burrow
Texas State University
Special Council Molly Gilbbery
Converse College
Joint Cabinet Crisis Brandy Blanton
Converse College
Andrew Kaz
Northeastern University
Arab Court of Justice William Joyce
Northeastern University

Schedule

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 megan@ncusar.org. 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/Committee Session I 10:30am-12:00pm
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm
Faculty Lecture I 12:00-1:00pm
Committee Session II 1:00-4:00pm
Break 4:00-4:30pm
Committee Session III 4:30-7:30pm
Delegate Dinner & Reception 7:30pm
Secretariat Meeting 8:00pm
Saturday
Coffee & Tea 8:30-9:00am
Head Delegate Meeting 8:30-9:00am
Committee Session IV 9:00am-12:00pm
Faculty Lecture II 9:00-10:00am
2015 Secretariat Apps Due 12:00pm
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm
Committee Session V 1:00-4:30pm
2015 Secretariat Interviews 1:00-5:00pm
Break 4:30-5:00pm
Committee Session VI 5:00-7:30pm
Faculty Advisers Meeting 5:30pm
Secretariat Meeting 7:30pm
Sunday
Coffee & Tea 8:30-9:00am
Summit Session 9:00-10:15am
Awards Ceremony 10:30am-12:00pm

Country Assignments

Algeria

Mercer University

Bahrain

Converse College

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

Iraq

University of Houston – Clear Lake

Jordan

Northeastern University

Kuwait

Adrian College

Lebanon

American University in Cairo

Libya

Roger Williams University

Mauritania

University of Arkansas Little Rock

Morocco

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Oman

Kennesaw State University

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

University of the District of Columbia

Sudan

University of Utah

Syrian National Coalition

George Mason University

Tunisia

Georgia State University

UAE

George Mason University

Yemen

University of Houston (Honors College)

India (Observer State)

Turkey (Observer State)

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