Summer Intern Model Arab League

July 27, 2019
9:15 am – 5:00 pm

REGISTER FOR SIMAL  

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

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

Contacts

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

Councils

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

Council Chair Background Guides Location
Secretary-General
Joint Defense Council WGH 206
Council on Social Affairs WGH 208
Staff Office WGH 202

Schedule

Saturday Time Location
Parliamentary Procedure Training (optional) 9:15-10:00am  WGH
Registration 10:00-10:30am  WGH
Opening Remarks 10:30-10:45am  WGH
Council Session I 11:00am-1:00pm see above
Delegate Luncheon 1:00-2:00pm Arrupe Multi-Purpose Room
Council Session II 2:00-4:30pm see above
Closing Ceremonies and Awards 4:30-5:00pm WGH 202

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

Agenda:

1) Developing League-wide frameworks to prevent unauthorized involvement within the internal conflicts of other member states.

2) Evaluating external threats to cybersecurity including but not limited to digital espionage, malware threats, and computer safety within the League.

Algeria: 
Bahrain: 
Djibouti: 
Egypt:
Iraq:  
Jordan:
Kuwait:
Lebanon:  
Libya: 
Morocco:  
Oman:  
Palestine: 
Qatar:  
Saudi Arabia:  
Somalia: 
Sudan:  
Syrian National Coalition:  
Tunisia:  
UAE: 
Yemen:  

Council on Social Affairs

Agenda:

1) Discussing means by which the League can prevent the onset of and provide aid to victims of human rights violations in areas of conflict.

2) Exploring the role of media outlets in public opinion, including state-sponsored news outlets and social media, and addressing the issue of digital rights.

Algeria:  
Bahrain:
Comoros:
Djibouti:
Egypt: 
Iraq: 
Jordan:  
Kuwait:
Lebanon:
Libya:  
Morocco: 
Oman:
Palestine:  
Qatar: 
Saudi Arabia: 
Somalia: 
Sudan: 
Syrian National Coalition:
Tunisia: 
Turkey (Observer): 
UAE: 
Yemen:  

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