Berkeley Model United Nations (BMUN) is happy to announce our 3rd session of the Berkeley Model Arab League Conference (BMAL) to be held December 1-2, 2018 on UC Berkeley's campus in partnership with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

Model Arab League is a similar form of speech and debate to Model United Nations; however, each committee only focuses on the 22 members of the Arab League. The Arab League is subdivided into individual committees, similar the the UN, that focus on various issues of importance to the Arab League area, such as defense or economic affairs. Therefore, at MAL conferences, each committee features the same 22 nations but focuses on a separate issue of importance.  A conference schedule and lists of committees, topics, and countries can be found here.

Founded in 1983, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is an American non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world. The Council has been granted public charity status in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The National Council's mission is educational. It seeks to enhance American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for leadership development, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, publications, an annual Arab-U.S. policymakers conference, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study experiences. As a public service, the Council also serves as an information clearinghouse and participant in national, state, and local grassroots outreach to media, think tanks, and select community, civic, educational, business, and professional associations. In these ways the Council helps strengthen and expand the overall Arab-U.S. relationship.

We invite you to join us for our second annual Model Arab League conference on December 2-3, 2017 and participate in this unique opportunity to explore international relations from a regional standpoint. If you have any questions please contact ops@bmun.org.