National University Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

April 6-8, 2018

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 35th year in 2018.  Started as an informal demonstration simulation at Georgetown University in 1983, NUMAL has grown to host over 400 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 2018 National University Model will convene at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (3800 Reservoir Road 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 of $189.00/night. Requests for rooms after the deadline may be rejected. To book hotel rooms for the National University Model, please e-mail Zach Hrynowski who will follow up with instructions.

Senior Secretariat

Secretary-General Jessica Morgan
Converse College
Assistant Secretary-General Arief bin Johan Alimin
Northeastern University
Assistant Secretary-General Zachary Badore
Northeastern University
Assistant Secretary General for Information (Press Corps) Sarah Bassil
George Mason University
Chief of Staff Coffey McCurdy
Texas State University


Council Chair Location
Joint Defense Council Kathleen Langbehn
Converse College
Council on Palestinian Affairs Jessica Meadows
Georgia State University
Council on Political Affairs Carissa Crabtree
Georgia State University
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Michael Ader
University of Utah
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Katarina Boehm
Northeastern University
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers John Griffith
University of Houston – Honors College
Summit of Arab Heads of State Daniel Crum
Mercer University
Special Council
Topic TBD
Hina Uddin
University of Houston – Honors College
Joint Cabinet Crisis Kevin Remy, Georgia State University
Matthew O’Brien, Northeastern University
Arab Court of Justice Claire Pan
University of Houston – Honors College


Thursday, April 5th Time
Embassy Visits Between 9:00am-5:00pm
Luggage Storage Between 2:00-6:00pm in the Executive Conference Room
Secretariat Meeting TBD

Every delegation participating in the 2018 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 12th. 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 12th so they are available on Friday morning.

Friday, April 6th Time Location
Registration 8:00 – 8:45am South Gallery
Opening Ceremonies 8:45 – 10:30am Salon GH
Plenary/Council Session I 10:30am – 12:00pm See Above
Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:00pm
Faculty Lecture I and Luncheon 12:00 – 1:00pm Faculty Club Restaurant B
Council Session II 1:00 – 4:00pm See Above
Break 4:00 – 4:30pm
Council Session III 4:30 – 7:30pm See Above
Delegate Dinner & Reception 7:30pm Salon GH
Secretariat Meeting 8:30pm Conference Room 2
Saturday, April 7th
2019 NUMAL Secretariat Applicants Meeting**Mandatory for all those applying for Secretariat and Chair positions for NUMAL 2019 ** 8:00 – 8:20am Conference Room 2
Coffee & Tea 8:30 – 9:00am West Lobby
Head Delegate Meeting 8:30 – 9:00am Conference Room 2
Council Session IV 9:00am – 12:00pm See Above
Faculty Lecture II and Breakfast
Speaker: TBD
9:30 – 10:30am Faculty Club Restaurant B
2019 Secretariat Interviews 10:30am – 12:00pm

1:00 – 4:00pm

Faculty Club Restaurant B
Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:00pm
Council Session V 1:00 – 4:30pm See Above
Break 4:30 – 5:00pm
Council Session VI 5:00 – 7:30pm See Above
Faculty Advisers Meeting 5:30pm Faculty Club Restaurant B
Secretariat Meeting 7:30pm Conference Room 2
Sunday, April 8th
Luggage Storage Salon C
Coffee & Tea 8:30 – 9:00am South Gallery
Summit Session 9:00 – 10:00am Salon GH
Awards Ceremony 10:00am – 12:00pm Salon GH

Country Assignments


 Brigham Young University


 Hollins University


Northwestern University


Adrian College


Roger Williams University


Grand Valley State University


University of Arkansas-Little Rock


John Carroll University


Texas State University


Miami University of Ohio


American University in Cairo


Shawnee State University


University of Houston – Honors College


Converse College


George Mason University

Saudi Arabia

Mercer University


 Georgia State University


US Military Academy at West Point

Syrian National Coalition

 University of Utah


University of Houston – Clear Lake


Western Kentucky University


Northeastern University


Eritrea (Observer State)

Turkey (Observer State)


JCC Cabinets


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