Fall 2016 Model Arab League Opportunities

2016-17 Model Arab League registration is open!

Students at a Model Arab League conference.

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations cordially invites you and your students to participate in a Model Arab League conference this fall. Model Arab League is a debate-based simulation of the 22-member League of Arab States open to both high school and university students.

Each year thousands of students participate in Model Arab Leagues across the United States and the world. Through participation in the Model Arab League program students develop essential skills from leadership and public speaking to critical thinking and writing, all while also gaining practical, immediate knowledge about a critical region – the Middle East and the Arab world.

Model Arab League students vote during a conference in Washington, DC.

Joining Model Arab League is easy! Whether led by a faculty adviser or student leader(s), any size group of students may form a team and register online to receive a country assignment for a conference.

Each team researches its assigned country’s policies and positions on some of the most pressing issues facing the Arab World to be prepared to address the topics found on the Model Arab League Agenda. Teams also study and practice the Model Arab League rules of debate to understand how Model Arab League works.

The National Council’s staff stands ready to answer questions and assist teams at every step of the process. Additionally, the Model Arab League website has a wealth of resources for research and conference preparation to assist students and faculty advisers.

Students vote during the summit session at a Model Arab League in Denver, CO.

Fall 2016 Model Arab League Conferences

Savannah High School MAL
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
October 1, 2016
High School Level

North Texas High School MAL
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
October 29, 2016
High School Level

Appalachia Regional MAL
Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
November 4-6, 2016
Collegiate & High School Level

Northeast Regional MAL
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
November 4-6, 2016
Collegiate Level

Upper Midwest MAL
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
November 4-6, 2016
Collegiate Level

Chicago High School MAL
Chicago, IL
Dates TBD
High School Level

Université Internationale de Rabat International MAL
Rabat, Morocco
November 9-13, 2016
Collegiate Level

Capital Area Regional MAL
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
November 12-13, 2016
Collegiate Level

Students at a Model Arab League.

Want to Learn More & Get Involved???

Contact Zach Hrynowski, Student Programs Associate at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, at 202-293-6466 or via email at zach@ncusar.org, to find out how to take part in the program.

Students debate at a Model Arab League in Washington, DC.

Links for More Information:

Model Arab League