Category Archives: NCUSAR News

Model Arab League students visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Winter 2012

The National Council, in partnership with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) and Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), escorted a delegation of Model Arab League students on a cultural immersion study visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 27, 2012-January 7, 2013.

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Converse student finds new interest in Saudi culture, Spartanburg Herald Journal, July 14, 2013

Education and understanding have no borders, The Captain’s Log, April 10, 2013

MT Spotlight: MSU sophomore traveling to Saudi Arabia, KZBK , December 4, 2012

MSU’s Collaer wins national travel fellowship to Saudi Arabia, Montana State University News Service , November 16, 2012

المجلس الوطني للعلاقات العربية الأمريكية يشيد بتجربة جامعة الأمير محمد بن فهد, al-Sharq News, January 9, 2013

Articles on Lebanon by Linda Funsch

From June 21-July 3, 2012, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, in partnership with the Lebanon Renaissance Foundation, organized and escorted ten students on a study visit to Lebanon. The delegation was led by National Council Malone Fellow and Model Arab League advisor Professor Linda Pappas Funsch, who lived in Beirut for several years in the 1970s while working for the Ford Foundation. Professor Funsch contributed several stories about the visit to the Frederick News-Post.

Linda Pappas Funsch, “Lebanon,” The Frederick News-Post, December 2, 2012.

United States Air Force Academy Cadets visit the UAE, Fall 2012

The National Council, in coordination with the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), organized and led a November 16-25, 2012 study visit to the United Arab Emirates for twelve Cadets and two faculty members from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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U.S. Airforce Academy visits NMC, WAM – Emirates News Agency, November 20, 2012

Student Study Visit to Lebanon, Summer 2012

From June 21-July 3, 2012, the National Council, in partnership with the Lebanon Renaissance Foundation, organized and escorted ten students on a study visit to Lebanon. The delegation was made up primarily of alumni from the Council’s Model Arab League Student Leadership Development Program. Through the study visit the students gained direct personal experience in Lebanese culture, society, and economics, and came away with a more deeply informed knowledge of Lebanon’s strategic aims and requirements as they pertain to Lebanese-U.S. relations and Lebanon’s role in regional and world affairs.

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“Lebanon” by Linda Pappas Funsch, The Frederick News-Post, December 2, 2012.

MSFS Student Peter Billerbeck Leading On Lebanese Issues, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service News, November 3, 2012

Fellowship takes cadet to Lebanon; Rising senior leads Model Arab League, The Citadel Newsroom, May 8, 2012

Arts & Sciences students chosen for international honors, John Carroll University News, May 8, 2012

The “Near-East” Awaits, Bloomsburg University of PA News

UH-Clear Lake grad student receives study abroad experience, University of Houston Clear Lake Newsroom, June 27, 2012

Student travels to Lebanon for fellowship on U.S.-Arab relations, Centenary College of Louisiana News, August 17, 2012

Articles on Morocco by Linda Funsch

The National Council organized and escorted a Malone Fellows delegation comprised of faculty advisers from the Model Arab League Student Leadership Development Program on a study visit to Morocco from June 24 – July 4, 2011. Professor Linda Pappas Funsch was a member of the delegation and contributed several stories about the visit to the Frederick News-Post.

Linda Pappas Funsch, “Morocco: Crossroads of cultures,” The Frederick News-Post, January 22, 2012

Linda Pappas Funsch, “Morocco: Colors and contrasts,” The Frederick News-Post, January 29, 2012

Linda Pappas Funsch, “Morocco: Desert adventure…into the Sahara,” The Frederick News-Post, January 29, 2012

Model Arab League students visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Winter 2011

The National Council, in partnership with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) and Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), escorted a delegation of Model Arab League students on a cultural immersion study visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 28, 2011-January 7, 2012.

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Cadet will travel to Saudi Arabia for winter fellowship, The Citadel Newsroom , December 12, 2011

Invited to Saudi Arabia, Gettysburg student has ‘eye-opening experience’, Gettysburg College News , February 20, 2012

Model Arab League Faculty Malone Fellows Visit Morocco, Summer 2011

The National Council organized and escorted a Malone Fellows delegation comprised of faculty advisers from the Model Arab League Student Leadership Development Program on a study visit to Morocco from June 24 – July 4, 2011.

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Visit of University Professors from America, Yacout Info, July 4, 2011

Morocco: Crossroads of cultures, The Frederick News-Post, January 22, 2012

Morocco: Colors and contrasts, The Frederick News-Post, January 29, 2012

Morocco: Desert adventure…into the Sahara, The Frederick News-Post, January 29, 2012

Interview with Professor Linda Pappas Funsch, North Africa United, April 24, 2012

Model Arab League students visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Winter 2010

The National Council, in partnership with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) and Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), escorted a delegation of female Model Arab League students on a cultural immersion study visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 30, 2010 – January 12, 2011.

Visit enlightens 10 American students about Saudi culture, Arab News, April 3, 2011

GV student travels to Saudi Arabia on fellowship, Grand Valley Lanthorn, January 23, 2011

Central grad tells of Saudi trip, Forsyth News, February 1, 2011

Saudi Arabia is no longer ‘foreign’ to me, The Saudi Gazette, February 20, 2011

Fellowship in Saudi Arabia, Grand Valley State University Success Stories, December 21, 2010

United States Naval Academy Midshipmen visit the UAE, Winter 2010

The National Council, in coordination with the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), organized and led a December 27 to January 6, 2010-11 study visit to the United Arab Emirates for twelve Midshipmen and two faculty members from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland.

COUNCIL CHRONICLE RECAP (.pdf – page 3)

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Peter Gubser (1941-2010)

Dr. Peter Gubser was a cofounder of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and Treasurer of the National Council’s board of directors.

Remembrance from John Duke Anthony, President & CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Further from John Duke Anthony at Washington, DC’s Cosmos Club, September 20, 2010

Remembrance from ANERA

Remembrance from American Friends of UNRWA

Remembrance from the Foundation for Middle East Peace

Remembrance from the U.S.-Qatar Business Council

Peter Gubser: A true friend of the Palestinians, Arab News, Sep 5, 2010

Adjunct Professor of Arab Studies Dies of Cancer at 69, The Hoya, Sept. 14, 2010

Advocate of Palestinian Development and Empowerment Dies, U.S. Department of State, Sept. 16, 2010

Model Arab League students visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Summer 2010

The National Council, in partnership with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) and Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), escorted a delegation of nine Model Arab League students on a cultural immersion study visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 6-16, 2010.

Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation Hosts Visit of US Students from NCUSAR Youth Leadership Development Program [Photo]

Follow the student delegation on Andrew Cotton’s blog

A window on the Arab world, Northeastern University News, July 1, 2010

Girl Effect movement sweeping the globe, By Muna Abu Sulayman, Arab News, June 15, 2010

Americans divided over US policies on Israel, say US students, Arab News, June 20, 2010

Ministry of Higher Education Hosts Delegation from the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Ministry of Higher Education, June 16, 2010 [Arabic]

NCUSAR Visits Jubail Industrial City, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu News, June 21, 2010

Fellowship Offers Student Two-Week Trip To Saudi Arabia, The University Star (Texas State University in San Marcos), August 23, 2010

Overseas trip changes perceptions of UM-Dearborn student, The Arab American News, October 10, 2010

United States Military Academy Cadets visit the UAE, Spring 2010

The National Council, in coordination with the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), organized and led an April 17-25, 2010 study visit to the United Arab Emirates for seven Cadets and one faculty member from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York.

COUNCIL CHRONICLE RECAP (.pdf – page 3)

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