Cairo International (CIMAL)


November 21-25, 2017

American University in Cairo – New Cairo Campus
Cairo, Egypt


Local Coordinators National Council Representative
Mona El-Begawi Zach Hrynowski
Graduate Advisor Director of Student Programs National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
( 202-293-6466


The Cairo International Model Arab League takes place every fall and is currently the largest student-run conference at AUC. It was held for the first time in 1990, during the period leading up to the Gulf war. The program aims to make students familiar with the activities of the League of Arab States and helps them develop an understanding of the regional and international factors that affect the determination of Arab foreign policy. CIMAL is a valuable venue for intercultural exchange among youth interested in Arab affairs.

CIMAL is one of the largest student-run conferences in the Middle East. For the past 27 years, CIMAL has been a platform for providing a critical understanding of Middle Eastern affairs. Its goal is to develop our delegates’ analytical thinking, debate skills, and hands-on application of foreign policy. 

Aside from the CIMAL conference which has hosted many international delegations, CIMAL also annually hosts a conference for high school students which is also open for international participants, and a conference for students from orphanages. CIMAL also has its own Awareness and Development programs which operate on and off campus. 

The 2017 CIMAL will feature a grand Opening Ceremony on November 21st, followed by four days of debate. Two crises are developed and discussed over this four-day period, with each crisis typically lasting for two days’ time. A Closing Ceremony will follow the last debate session, on November 25th.

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Arab Economic Forum
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