National University Model Arab League

 Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

March 21 – 24, 2024
George Mason University Arlington- Mason Square
Arlington, VA

**Open to Collegiate Institutions**

Conference Fees: $55/delegate
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Held annually in Washington, DC, the National University Model Arab League (NUMAL) celebrated its 40th year in 2023. Starting 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 2024 conference location is at Van Metre Hall – Mason Square at George Mason University (3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201)

Due to high demand, the National University MAL conference is by invitation only; to be added to the waitlist please contact NCUSAR delaney@ncusar.org and hannah@ncusar.org.

Location

Opening Ceremonies will be at 5:00 pm at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in downtown DC (1100 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036) on Thursday, March 21. Their exhibit will be open all day until 4:30 pm when they will start encouraging everyone to find their seats on the third floor. Everyone is encouraged to visit their expansive library and cultural exhibit before opening. 

Friday and Saturday‚Äôs proceedings will be taking place at George Mason University – Mason Square (3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201).

Closing Ceremonies will be at the Hyatt Centric – Arlington starting at 11:30 am. 

Hotel

Our room block is at the Hyatt Centric Arlington for $239/night (plus state and local taxes, currently 14.25%). The hotel is located at 1325 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209.

*Room reservations at the Hyatt Centric Arlington must be made before Monday, February 26, 2024, to receive the discounted group rate.* The discounted rate will be available for rooms booked from the night of Wednesday, March 20, through the night of Sunday, March 24 (please be aware there are only limited rooms available for Sunday night).

To make your reservations, please click here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASAR/G-NUA1

2024 Upper Secretariat

Secretary General Jeremy Costa
Assistant Secretary-General Anna Scott
Assistant Secretary-General Amneet Bagga
Assistant Secretary-General Olivia Hirsch
Assistant Secretary-General  Caleb Mimms
Chief of Staff  Nalini Gunawardena

2024 Council Chairs

Council Chair
Joint Defense Council Jack Stokes
Council on Palestinian Affairs S. Feser
Council on Political Affairs Anusha Loganathan
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Nasyve Beech
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Ayoub Nachat
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers Sam Ames
Summit of Arab Heads of State Owen Haynes
Special Council on Medicine and Health Care Sasha Giniger
Arab Court of Justice Susanna Helms

Room Assignments

Access this link to view council room locations.

 2024 Schedule

Thursday, March 21 Time
Embassy Visits Between 9:00  – 4:00 PM
SQCC Exhibit Open from 10:00 – 4:30 PM
Registration 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Opening Ceremony 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Faculty Dinner 7:30 PM

 If you are interested in scheduling an embassy briefing please fill out this form. 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 4, 2024.

Friday, March 22  
2025 Secretariat Interest Meeting 9:00 – 9:30 AM
Council Session I 9:30 – 12:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:30 PM
2025 Secretariat Interviews 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Council Session II 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Break 3:30 – 3:45 PM
Council Session III 3:45 – 5:30 PM
Secretariat Meeting 5:30 PM
   
Saturday, March 23  
Head Delegate Meeting 9:00 – 9:30 AM
Council Session IV 9:30 – 12:00 PM
2025 Secretariat Interviews 10:00 – 12:00 PM & 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Lunch Break 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Secretariat Luncheon 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Council Session V 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Break 3:30 – 3:45 PM
Council Session VI  3:45 – 5:30 PM
Country Selections for 2024 (Faculty & HDs only)  5:30 PM
Faculty Advisors Meeting  6:00 PM
   
 Sunday, March 24  
 Summit Session and Awards  11:30 – 1:30 PM

2024 Country Assignments

Algeria

Georgia Southern University

Bahrain

Texas State University

Comoros

University of Cincinnati

Djibouti

Northeastern University

Egypt

Converse University

Iraq

Brigham Young University

Jordan

Wilmington College

Kuwait

Grand Valley State University

Lebanon

George Mason University

Libya

University of Houston – Honors College

                                     Mauritania

Morocco

University of Wyoming

Oman

George State University

Palestine

Mercer University

Qatar

Indiana University

Saudi Arabia

Colgate University

Somalia

Spartanburg Community College

Sudan

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Syria

Miami University

Tunisia

University of Arkansas – Little Rock

 UAE

Roger Williams University

 Yemen

Hollins University


Brazil (Observer State)


Chad (Observer State)

Eritrea (Observer State)

 India (Observer State) 

Turkey (Observer State) 

Venezuela (Observer State)