National University Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments


March 25-28, 2021

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 38th year in 2021.  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
Hotel TBD

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.

2021 Upper Secretariat

Secretary General  Akshat Dhankher
Assistant Secretary-General Kennedy Anderson 
 Assistant Secretary-General Christian Hawkes 
 Assistant Secretary-General Carly Collins 
 Assistant Secretary-General for Information (Press Corps) Kathryn Lenihan 
 Chief of Staff Jamila Velez-Khader 

2021 Council Chairs

Council Chair Location
Joint Defense Council Fatima Ahmad Faculty Club B (Fri) Salon  (Sat)
Council on Palestinian Affairs Paul Manville Salon B
Council on Political Affairs Brittlin Richardson Salon E
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers Alyssa Pascoe Conf. Room 5/6
Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers Sabrina Zhang Salon D
Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers Kathryn Frizzell Salon C
Summit of Arab Heads of State Courtney Cziewior Salon A
Special Council
on Technology and Cyber-security
Ilze Greever Salon F
Arab Court of Justice Emilee Panhorst Executive Conference Room

2020 Schedule

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 2021 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
2022 NUMAL Secretariat Applicants Meeting**Mandatory for all those applying for Secretariat and Chair positions for NUMAL 2022 ** 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
2022 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
















Saudi Arabia



Syrian National Coalition




Turkey (Observer State)

Eritrea (Observer State)