National University Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

March 31 – April 2, 2017

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 34th year in 2017.  Started as an informal demonstration simulation at Georgetown University in 1983, the NUMAL has grown to host over 350 students from approximately 25 colleges and universities annually. Delegates train year-round through mock simulations, course-structured research, and participation in regional MAL conferences to prepare for this highly competitive international simulation.

Due to high demand, the National University MAL conference is by invitation only; to be added to the National University MAL wait-list, contact NCUSAR at 202-293-6466 or

Hotel Information

The 2017 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 of $189.00/night. Requests for rooms after the deadline may be rejected. To book hotel rooms for the National University Model, please e-mail Zach Hrynowski who will follow up with instructions.

Senior Secretariat

Secretary-General Farah Elherazy
George Mason University
Assistant Secretary-General Yasmine Elhelaly
George Mason University
Assistant Secretary-General Alexander Carlin
Northeastern University
Assistant Secretary General for Information (Press Corps) Brinda Penmetsa
University of Houston – Honors College
Chief of Staff Andrew Haring
Adrian College


Council Chair Location
Joint Defense Council Arief bin Johan Alimin
Northeastern University
Council on Palestinian Affairs Jayda Means
Converse College
Council on Political Affairs Alayna Williams
Mercer University
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Sidney Jones
Converse College
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Devin Rittenhouse
Grand Valley State University
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers Miranda Beggin
Northeastern University
Summit of Arab Heads of State Jessica Morgan
Converse College
Special Council
Topic TBD
Chloe Stowell
University of Houston – Honors College
Joint Cabinet Crisis Sarmat Chowdhury, George Mason University
Brock Bergum, Northeastern University
Arab Court of Justice Daniel O’Leary
Northeastern University


Thursday, March 30th Time
Embassy Visits Between 9:00am-5:00pm
Luggage Storage Between 2:00-6:00pm in the Executive Conference Room
Secretariat Meeting TBD

Every delegation participating in the 2017 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 30th. 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, March 30th so they are available on Friday morning.

Friday, March 31st Time Location
Registration 8:00 – 8:45am South Gallery
Opening Ceremonies 8:45 – 10:30am Salon GH
Plenary/Council Session I 10:30am – 12:00pm See Above
Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:00pm
Faculty Lecture I and Luncheon 12:00 – 1:00pm Faculty Club Restaurant B
Council Session II 1:00 – 4:00pm See Above
Break 4:00 – 4:30pm
Council Session III 4:30 – 7:30pm See Above
Delegate Dinner & Reception 7:30pm Salon GH
Secretariat Meeting 8:30pm Conference Room 2
Saturday, April 1st
2018 NUMAL Secretariat Applicants Meeting**Mandatory for all those applying for Secretariat and Chair positions for NUMAL 2018 ** 8:00 – 8:20am Conference Room 2
Coffee & Tea 8:30 – 9:00am West Lobby
Head Delegate Meeting 8:30 – 9:00am Conference Room 2
Council Session IV 9:00am – 12:00pm See Above
Faculty Lecture II and Breakfast
Speaker: TBD
9:30 – 10:30am Faculty Club Restaurant B
2018 Secretariat Interviews 10:30am – 12:00pm

1:00 – 4:00pm

Faculty Club Restaurant B
Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:00pm
Council Session V 1:00 – 4:30pm See Above
Break 4:30 – 5:00pm
Council Session VI 5:00 – 7:30pm See Above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 5:30pm Faculty Club Restaurant B
Secretariat Meeting 7:30pm Conference Room 2
Sunday, April 2nd
Luggage Storage Salon C
Coffee & Tea 8:30 – 9:00am South Gallery
Summit Session 9:00 – 10:00am Salon GH
Awards Ceremony 10:00am – 12:00pm Salon GH

Country Assignments


Northwestern University


 University of Utah


Western Kentucky University


Mercer University


U.S. Military Academy at West Point


University of Houston – Clear Lake


Adrian College


Shawnee State University


Université Laval


University of Houston – Honors College


John Carroll University


George Mason University


Georgia State University


Miami University of Ohio


Texas State University

Saudi Arabia

Roger Williams University


 University of Arkansas – Little Rock


American University in Cairo

Syrian National Coalition

 Brigham Young University


Grand Valley State University


Northeastern University


Converse College


Eritrea (Observer State)

George Washington University

Turkey (Observer State)

Kennesaw State University


JCC Cabinets


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