National University Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

April 8-10, 2016

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 33rd year in 2016.  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 2016 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 Kaylee Boalt 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 Stephanie Leahy
Northeastern University
Assistant Secretary-General Farah Elherazy
George Mason University
Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Kaz
Northeastern University
Assistant Secretary General for Information (Press Corps) Yasmine Elhelaly
George Mason University
Chief of Staff Joshua Freed
University of Houston – Honors College


Council Chair Location
Joint Defense Council Zachary Badore
Northeastern University
Council on Palestinian Affairs Lauren Ziegler
Converse College
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Emily Bless
Mercer University
Council on Political Affairs Kandice Miles
Converse College
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Carson McCallum
Converse College
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers Chloe Stowell
University of Houston Honors College
Summit of Arab Heads of State Melanie Waddell
Northeastern University
Special Council on Religion and Extremism Sidney Jones
Converse College
Joint Cabinet Crisis Alexis Barton, Converse College
Matt Kokkinos, Northeastern University
Arab Court of Justice Alex Carlin
Northeastern University


Thursday, April 7th Time
Embassy Visits Between 9:00am-5:00pm

Every delegation participating in the 2016 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 7th. 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 7th 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 (on your own)
Faculty Lecture I and Luncheon 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 8:30pm
2017 NUMAL Secretariat Applicants Meeting**Mandatory for all those applying for Secretariat and Chair positions for NUMAL 2017 ** 8:00-8:15am
Coffee & Tea 8:30-9:00am
Head Delegate Meeting 8:30-9:00am
Council Session IV 9:00am-12:00pm
Faculty Lecture II and Breakfast 9:30-10:30am
2017 Secretariat Interviews 10:30am-12:00pm; 1:00-4:00pm
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm (on your own)
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


Adrian College


 Glendon College, York University


 San Francisco State University


Texas State University


John Carroll University


University of Houston – Honors College


Mercer University


U.S. Military Academy at West Point


Brigham Young University


University of Utah


University of Houston –
Clear Lake


Northeastern University


University of Arkansas – Little Rock


Georgia State University


Grand Valley State University

Saudi Arabia

American University in Cairo


 Miami University of Ohio


Roger Williams University

Syrian National Coalition

 Shawnee State University


Converse College


Northwestern University


George Mason University


Eritrea (Observer State)

Turkey (Observer State)

 Université Laval


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