Summer Intern Model Arab League

July 9, 2016, 9:15am-5:00pm


Georgetown University, Washington, DC

**Open to All Students and Interns in the Washington, DC Area**


Zach Hrynowski
Student Programs Associate


Bunn Intercultural Center: ICC || White-Gravenor Hall: WGH

Council Chair Background Guides Location
Secretary-General Terry Tait
Assistant Secretary-General Naadira Aalim-Johnson
Council on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency Lindsay Korzekwa
Syria Relief and Development
Council on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency Background Guide  ICC 103
Council on Post-Conflict Recovery Noura BouZeid
General Delegation of the PLO to the US
Council on Post-Conflict Recovery Background Guide  ICC 105
Special Council on Water Farah Elherazy & Sarmat Chowdhury
George Mason University
 Special Council on Water Background Guide  ICC 119
Staff Office  ICC 117


Saturday Time Location
Parliamentary Procedure Training (optional) 9:15-10:00am  ICC 115
Registration 10:00-10:30am  ICC 115
Opening Remarks 10:30-11:15am  ICC 115
Council Session I 11:15am-1:00pm see above
Delegate Luncheon 1:00-2:00pm  ICC 3rd Floor Galleria
Council Session II 2:00-4:30pm see above
Closing Ceremonies and Awards 4:30-5:00pm  ICC 115
Social Event (optional) 5:00pm Epicurean and Company

Preparation for SIMAL

If you are new to Model Arab League or debate simulations in general, don’t worry! There are a few simple things you can do to prepare. For a full overview of the MAL program, check out the Handbook.

1. Learn About Your Country: do some general research about the country you are going to represent. Who are its leaders? Who are it’s neighbors? Who are its allies and enemies? What are its most pressing concerns socially, economically, geo-strategically, politically, etc.? Then, look at the Agenda to see which issues will be debated in your Council, and research your country’s positions on them. Look at news articles, statements from the country’s leaders, and past actions. You can start by looking at the MAL Research Resources page. Remember, your ultimate goal is to accurately role-play as a diplomat from your country and represent its positions, not your own personal positions.

2. Learn the Rules of Debate: the rules that govern how the Councils debate is called parliamentary procedure. The MAL uses a specialized form of “parli-pro” which can be found in the Handbook. Don’t worry – you’re not expected to be an expert in parli-pro your first time at an MAL. Each Council has a Chair to help guide the debate. However, get a general sense for how debate works starting on Page 11 of the Handbook.

Special Council on Water

Algeria: Georgetown University
Egypt: Syria Relief and Development
Iraq: Fairfax High School
Jordan: The University of Waterloo
Kuwait: Education for Employment
Lebanon: The Fund for American Studies
Morocco: Youth for National Change
Palestine: The Jerusalem Fund/Palestine Center
Qatar: The University of Waterloo
Saudi Arabia: Education for Employment
Somalia: Fairfax High School
Sudan: George Mason University

Syrian National Coalition: St. Olaf College

Turkey (Observer):
UAE: Hands Along the Nile Development Services
Yemen: Montgomery College

Council on Post-Conflict Recovery (Background Guide)

Bahrain: The Wilson Center
Egypt:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
Iraq: Middle East Policy Council

Jordan: The University of Waterloo

Kuwait: Library of Congress

Lebanon: Woodrow Wilson Center for Int’l Scholars

Libya: Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Morocco: University of Maryland – College Park


Palestine: The Palestine Center/Jerusalem Fund

Qatar: The University of Waterloo
Saudi Arabia: Loyola University Chicago   

Somalia: George Mason University


Syrian National Coalition: Middle East Institute

Tunisia: Education for Employment

Turkey FlagTurkey (Observer): Education for Employment

UAE: University of Durham


Council on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency (Background Guide)

Algeria: People Demand Change
Egypt: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Iraq: Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
Jordan: The University of Waterloo
Kuwait: Truman National Security Project
Lebanon: Middle East and North Africa Consultants
Libya: National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
Morocco: Education for Employment
Oman: Middle East Policy Council
Palestine: University of Maryland – Baltimore County
Qatar: The University of Waterloo
Saudi Arabia: General Delegation of the PLO to the US
Somalia: Trinity Washington University

Syrian National Coalition: The Washington Center

Tunisia: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Turkey (Observer): Syria Relief and Development
UAE: U.S.-Qatar Business Council
Yemen: U.S. State Department


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