Supporting Young Leaders in Foreign Policy Since 1983
Through participation in the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Model Arab League (MAL) program students learn about the politics and history of the Arab world, and the arts of diplomacy and public speech. MAL helps prepare students to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs leaders. As the National Council’s mission is educational, we welcome universities and high schools from across the United States to participate. Follow the links in the top menu bar and below to learn more about the program, find a Model in your region, or prepare to participate in the program.
Both the Great Plains and Florida Regional Model Arab League conferences will make their return in April 2023! If your team is interested in participating in one of our Spring conferences, fill out the registration form here. Please contact the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Student Programs Coordinators Delaney Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Hannah Norton (email@example.com) if you have any questions or would like to discuss the matter further.
Please check your regional conference listing for more information.
2022 – 2023
Conference hosts can access additional resources through the “Host Planning” page under the “Conferences” tab on the MAL website. Hosts will need to complete forms for conference scheduling and stipend requests.
Access the host planning page by clicking HERE.
2022 – 2023
Model Arab League has training videos available to assist delegates as they prepare for their first MAL conference. Videos can be accessed on NCUSAR’s Student Program’s YouTube page HERE.
Learn more about Model Arab League >>
Model Arab League is a diplomatic simulation and leadership development program. It is designed to give students insight into the Middle East and Arab world as well as build critical leadership skills from public speaking and writing to negotiation and compromise. Learn more about this unique program.
Find an MAL conference near you >>
Model Arab League conferences occur across the United States annually at both the university and high school level. Find a conference in your area or inquire about organizing a new conference.
Information for prospective participants >>
Interested in getting involved in the Model Arab League Program? Find out how to form a delegation, register for a conference, and more.
Student and faculty resources >>
Find information and resources for students and faculty advisers participating in Model Arab League, including research materials, teaching resources, information on parliamentary procedure, and more.
Textbook suggestion: The Model Arab League Manual by Drs. Philip A. D’Agati and Holly Jordan >>
A guide to the program from two experienced alumni. Tips and ideas on topics including research, procedure, and maximizing the educational value of the experience.