National University Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments


March 26 – 29, 2020

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 36th year in 2019.  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 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 $194.00/night. Requests for rooms after the deadline may be rejected. To book hotel rooms for the National University Model, please e-mail Sidney Jones ( who will follow up with instructions.

Senior Secretariat

Secretary-General Emily Holbert
Assistant Secretary-General Akshat Dhankher
Assistant Secretary-General Daniel Crum
Assistant Secretary-General for Information (Press Corps) Hayley Harrington
Chief of Staff Julia Hess


Council Chair Location
Joint Defense Council Sawsan Selim Faculty Club B (Fri) Salon  (Sat)
Council on Palestinian Affairs Jamila Velez-Khader Salon B
Council on Political Affairs David Stokes Salon E
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Erin Bradley Conf. Room 5/6
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Alexis Turner Salon D
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers Jacqueline Torres Salon C
Summit of Arab Heads of State Errin Baylis Salon A
Special Council
on Women and Children
Nina Kalantar Salon F
Arab Court of Justice Tiffani Hagan Executive Conference Room


Thursday, March 26th Time
Embassy Visits Between 9:00am-5:00pm
Luggage Storage Between 2:00-6:00pm in the Executive Conference Room
Secretariat Meeting 7:00 PM

Every delegation participating in the 2019 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 4th. 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 4th so they are available on Friday morning.

Friday, March 27th 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, March 28th
2020 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
2020 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, March 29th
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


John Carroll University


Grand Valley


Colgate University


American University – Cairo


University of Utah


Mercer University


University of Houston Honors College


Roger Williams


Hollins University


American University


Wilmington College


Converse College


University of Arkansas at Little Rock




Georgia State University

Saudi Arabia

USMA West Point


Shawnee State University


Syrian National Coalition

Texas State University


Northeastern University


George Mason University


Miami University – Ohio

Turkey (Observer State)

Adrian College

Eritrea (Observer State)