Summer Intern Model Arab League

July 14, 2018
9:15 am – 5:00 pm

REGISTER FOR SIMAL  | AGENDA

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

**Open to All Students and Interns in the Washington, DC Area**

Contacts

Sidney Jones
Student Programs Associate
(sidney@ncusar.org)
202-293-6466

Councils

Bunn Intercultural Center: ICC || White-Gravenor Hall: WGH

Council Chair Background Guides Location
Secretary-General  Sana Kika

NCUSAR

 ICC 117
Joint Defense Council  Priyanka Rohera

NCUSAR

Joint Defense ICC 103
Council on Palestinian Affairs  Meghan Horgan

NCUSAR

 Council on Palestinian Affairs ICC 119
Council on Social Affairs Fabain Kopp

AMIDEAST

Council on Social Affairs ICC 105
Staff Office  ICC 117

Schedule

Saturday Time Location
Parliamentary Procedure Training (optional) 9:15-10:00am  ICC 115
Registration 10:00-10:30am  ICC 115
Opening Remarks 10:30-11:15am  ICC 115
Council Session I 11:15am-1:00pm see above
Delegate Luncheon 1:00-2:00pm  ICC 3rd Floor Galleria
Council Session II 2:00-4:30pm see above
Closing Ceremonies and Awards 4:30-5:00pm  ICC 115

Preparation for SIMAL

If you are new to Model Arab League or debate simulations in general, don’t worry! There are a few simple things you can do to prepare. For a full overview of the MAL program, check out the Handbook.

1. Learn About Your Country: do some general research about the country you are going to represent. Who are its leaders? Who are it’s neighbors? Who are its allies and enemies? What are its most pressing concerns socially, economically, geo-strategically, politically, etc.? Then, look at the Agenda to see which issues will be debated in your Council, and research your country’s positions on them. Look at news articles, statements from the country’s leaders, and past actions. You can start by looking at the MAL Research Resources page. Remember, your ultimate goal is to accurately role-play as a diplomat from your country and represent its positions, not your own personal positions.

2. Learn the Rules of Debate: the rules that govern how the Councils debate is called parliamentary procedure. The MAL uses a specialized form of “parli-pro” which can be found in the Handbook. Don’t worry – you’re not expected to be an expert in parli-pro your first time at an MAL. Each Council has a Chair to help guide the debate. However, get a general sense for how debate works starting on Page 11 of the Handbook.

NOTE: PARTICIPANTS’ OPINIONS AND VIEWS ARE THEIR OWN, AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE ORGANIZATIONS THEY WORK OR INTERN FOR

Council on Joint Defense

 

Algeria: Iman Ali- Committee of Appropriations
Bahrain: Nabeel Al-Nowairah- Gulf International Forum
Djibouti: Deepika Singh – People Demand Change
Egypt: Autumn Anthony- Al Jazeera
Iraq:  Maisha Imam- Broadcasting Board of Governors
Jordan:
Kuwait: M. Baqir Mohie El-Deen- Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
Lebanon:  
Libya: 
Morocco:  
Oman:  
Palestine: 
Qatar:  
Saudi Arabia:  Mohammed Sager- NCUSAR
Somalia: 
Sudan:  
Syrian National Coalition:  
Tunisia:  
UAE: Valeria Vornkova- AMIDEAST
Yemen:  

Council on Palestinian Affairs

Algeria: 
Bahrain: 
Comoros:
Djibouti: 
Egypt: Yakin Ouederni- People Demand Change
Iraq:  
Jordan: Lauren Hamelink- HANDS
Kuwait:  
Lebanon:
Libya: 
Mauritania:
Morocco: Dareen Tadros- Peace Corps
Oman:
Palestine: Emily Fowler- People Demand Change
Qatar: Grayson Lee- Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Saudi Arabia:  Leen Badeeb – Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Somalia: 
Sudan:
Syrian National Coalition: 
Tunisia: Ghazoua Ouerghi- Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security
UAE:  Razan Aldagher- Board of Broadcasting Governors
Yemen:

Council on Social Affairs

Algeria:  
Bahrain: Khalid Alabdulqader- Paladin Capital Group
Comoros:
Djibouti:
Egypt: 
Iraq: 
Jordan:  Gabe Brown- AMIDEAST
Kuwait: Asma Elgamal- Broadcasting Board of Governors
Lebanon: Brittni Foster- Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Libya:  
Morocco:  Morgan Bedford- People Demand Change
Oman:
Palestine:  
Qatar: 
Saudi Arabia:  Layal Niazy- HANDS
Somalia: 
Sudan: 
Syrian National Coalition:
Tunisia: 
Turkey (Observer): 
UAE: 
Yemen:  Tasia Matthews- Islamic Relief USA

Student Leadership Development Program from the National Council on US-Arab Relations