University of Arkansas at Little Rock High School Model Arab League

Hotel | Schedule | Councils | Country Assignments

February 28-29, 2020

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR

**Open to High Schools Only**
Conference Fees: Fees Waived by UALR Middle East Studies Program

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Contacts

Local Coordinator National Council Representative
Dr. Rebecca Glazier Michael Ader
 University of Arkansas Little Rock National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
(raglazier@ualr.edu) (michael@ncusar.org)
501-569-3331 202-293-6466

Council Chair Positions

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR OPEN CHAIR POSITIONS. TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT APPLY FOR COUNCIL CHAIR.

Councils

All Councils will be located in Donaghey Student Center

Council Chair Location
Secretary-General Jonathan Nwosu
Assistant Secretary-General Mariam Bouzihay
Joint Defense Council

Topics 

3. Evaluating League-wide defense preparedness with regards to regional security issues such as, border control and weapons trafficking.

4. Protecting member states’ maritime trade routes by combating the threat of destruction of ports, vessels, ships, or tankers related to commerce.

Rashad Roberts DSC Leadership Lounge
Council on Palestinian Affairs

Topics 

2. Addressing the ongoing blockade against the Gaza Strip, with a focus on mitigating civilian suffering.

5. Examining and developing art, sports and music programs for youth development.

Nora Bouzihay  DSC 214A
Council on Political Affairs Ministers

Topics 

2. Formulating diplomatic strategies of interaction between governments outside of the League in times of both peace and conflict to ensure stability both within the region and the international community.

3. Developing a framework to address political turmoil within the League caused by blockades, with special consideration to the Gulf Crisis, and assess actions to prevent further escalation in the future.

Sarah Fulmer  DSC 205D
Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers

Topics 

3. Developing policies and reforms to protect migrant workers from potential abuse and human rights violations.

4. Formulating methods to expand and improve early childhood education throughout the region.

Faith Thomas Ross Hall 209
Special Council on Regional Conflict and Instability

Topics

1.  Creating frameworks to mediate disputes between League members with the goal of limiting inter-League conflict.

4. Creating League-wide measures to prevent human rights violations during times of conflict

Julie O’Hara FRI: TBD

SAT: DSC 214C

Council of Arab Environmental Affairs Ministers

Topics 

  1. Assessing methods and policies that can improve the market for renewable energy and other forms of sustainable infrastructure development within the Arab League.

3.  Developing a League-wide framework to reduce plastic production, distribution, consumption, and disposal throughout the Arab League from both domestic and international sources.

Leon Kockaya FRI: TBD

SAT: DSC 214B

For topics by council, see the agenda.

Schedule

Friday Time Location
Registration 8:00-9:00 am EIT Auditorium
Opening Ceremonies 9:00-9:45 am EIT Auditorium
Committee Session I:
Joint Defense Council
Palestinian Affairs
Political Affairs
10:00-11:00 am see above
Committee Session I:
Social Affairs
Economic Affairs
Environmental Affairs
10:00 am-12:00 pm see above
Lunch:
Joint Defense Council
Palestinian Affairs
Political Affairs
11:00 am-12:00 pm On your own
Lunch:
Social Affairs
Economic Affairs
Environmental Affairs
12:00-1:00 pm On your own
Committee Session II After respective lunch hours-3:00 pm see above
Break 3:00-3:15 pm
Committee Session III 3:15-5:00 pm see above
Saturday
Committee Session IV 9:00-11:00 am see above
Faculty Adviser Meeting 10:00 am DSC 205E
Lunch (Provided) 11:00am-12:00 pm Dickinson Auditorium
Keynote Speaker 12:00-12:30 pm Dickinson Auditorium
Summit Session and Awards 12:30-2:00 pm Dickinson Auditorium

Country Assignments

Algeria

Bahrain

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

Iraq

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Mauritania

Morocco

Oman

Palestine

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Syrian National Coalition

Tunisia

UAE

Yemen

 

Turkey  (Observer State)

 

South Sudan (Observer State)

 

Featured image: “Little Rock, Arkansas” by Nicolas Henderson licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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