National University Model Arab League

 Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

March 30- April 2, 2023
George Washington University
Washington, DC

**Open to Collegiate Institutions**

Conference Fees: $55/delegate


Held annually in Washington, DC, the National University Model Arab League (NUMAL) celebrates its 40th year in 2023.  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. The 2023 conference will be held at George Washington University.

Due to high demand, the National University MAL conference is by invitation only; to be added to the waitlist please contact NCUSAR and


George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. Foggy Bottom campus map.

The hotel block for NUMAL is at the Hyatt Centric Arlington for $229/night (plus state and local taxes, currently 14.25%). Room reservations must be made before Friday, March 17, 2023, to receive the discounted group rate. The discounted rate will be available for rooms booked from the night of Wednesday, March 29, through the night of Sunday, March 26 (please be aware there are only limited rooms available for Sunday night). Please utilize this link to reserve rooms.

2023 Upper Secretariat

Secretary GeneralErin Kitchenka 
Assistant Secretary-GeneralNikki Hammond
Assistant Secretary-GeneralJeremy Costa
Assistant Secretary-GeneralHayley Gordon
Assistant Secretary-General for Information (Press Corps) 
Chief of Staff 

2023 Council Chairs

Joint Defense CouncilAnna Scott
Council on Palestinian AffairsAlexander JP Lutz
Council on Political AffairsMaeve Knepper
Council of Arab Social Affairs MinistersPashion Israel
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs MinistersOlivia Hirsch
Council of Arab Economic Affairs MinistersAngela Brobson
Summit of Arab Heads of StateMikaela Black
Special Council on Medicine and Health CareSasha Giniger
Arab Court of JusticeAmneet Bagga

 2023 Schedule

Thursday, March 30Time
Embassy VisitsBetween 9:00am-5:00pm

 If you are interested in scheduling an embassy briefing please contact the National Council by e-mailing and The National Council will do everything it can to arrange a briefing for you at the time you request. The absolute last day to request an embassy briefing is March 6, 2023.

Friday, March 31 
Registration, Coffee, and Tea8:00 – 8:45 AM
Opening Ceremony8:45 – 10:30 AM
Council Session I10:30 – 12:00 PM
Lunch Break12:00 – 1:00 PM
Council Session II1:00 – 4:00 PM
Break4:00 – 4:30 PM
Council Session III4:30 – 7:30 PM
Secretariat Meeting7:35 PM
Saturday, April 1 
2024 Secretariat Interest Meeting8:00 – 8:20 AM
Coffee and Tea8:30 – 9:00 AM
Head Delegate Meeting8:30 – 9:00 AM
Council Session IV9:00 – 12:00 PM
2024 Secretariat Interviews9:30 – 12:00 PM & 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Lunch Break12:00 – 1:00 PM
Council Session V1:00 – 4:30 PM
Break4:30 – 5:00 PM
Council Session VI 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Country Selections for 2024 (Faculty & HDs only) 5:30 PM
Faculty Advisors Meeting 5:30 PM
Secretariat Meeting 7:30 PM
 Sunday, April 2 
Coffee and Tea8:30 – 9:00 AM
 Summit Session and Awards 9:00 – 12:00 PM

2023 Country Assignments


Texas State University


University of Houston Honors College



Northeastern University





Roger Williams University


Converse University


Colgate University



Wilmington College


Grand Valley State University


Brigham Young University




Georgia Southern University


Miami University


Georgia State University



University of Arkansas – Little Rock

Saudi Arabia

United States Military Academy



New York University – Abu Dhabi



Hollins University

Syrian National Coalition

Indiana University


Mercer University


University of Wyoming


George Mason University

Brazil (Observer State)

Chad (Observer State)


Eritrea (Observer State)


 India (Observer State) 

Turkey (Observer State) 

Venezuela (Observer State)