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Fostering the knowledge & understanding of the Arab people & culture

Similar to Model United Nations, Model Arab League is a student leadership development program for high school and college students across the United States. Participating students represent their assigned country’s goals and foreign policy objectives thus increasing knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity of the Arab World and its peoples.

As they draft and debate resolutions in specialized and general council meetings, the participating students gain a deepened awareness of the importance of the ability to apply key skills including;

  • Understanding the intersection of social and geopolitical agendas

  • International diplomacy and negotiation

  • Critical thinking and collaboration

  • Parliamentary procedure

  • Public speaking

Bilateral Model Arab League Conference

The Bilateral Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual MAL conference for University and High School students every spring in Houston, Texas. Over the years our Bilateral Model Arab League Conference has attracted over 30 institutions from 7 different states. 


In addition to competing, during our conference, the students are given access to first-hand insights from notable keynote speakers. Previous speakers included:

  • Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, former League of Arab States’ Chief Representative to the United States and the United Nations

  • Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, Former United States Ambassador to the State of Qatar

  • The Honorable Yousef Ali Yousef Al-Khater, Consulate General of the State of Qatar

  • Ryan Crocker, Dean and Executive Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University

  • Ambassador Eric M. Bost, Former United States Ambassador to South Africa

  • The Honorable Rodney Ellis, Texas State Senator


For more information on how you, or your school, can participate in this unique learning experience, please send an email to