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K-State Today

January 25, 2018

K-State to host Great Plains Model Arab League

By Joshua Arnoldy

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On March 2-4, Kansas State University will host the first Great Plains Model Arab League conference. Operating similarly to Model United Nations, this is an exciting opportunity for students across all academic fields to participate. 

The Great Plains Model Arab League conference is sponsored by the political science department. The cost of the event is $45 per delegate. Contact Joshua Hilbrand at jphilbrand@k-state.edu or 785-532-2495 for more information.

A highly competitive academic activity, the Model Arab League simulates meetings of the League of Arab States. Participating delegations become diplomats for the weekend and represent one of the league's 22 member states in both general and specialized councils. Students draft resolutions addressing the important regional and global issues outlined in an agenda that closely mirrors real-world Arab League issues. These resolutions are debated in moderated council sessions following rules of parliamentary procedure. If passed, these council resolutions are presented to the entire conference during a summit session for closing debate and a final vote.

Since its founding in 1983, Model Arab League has been the leading program in the United States for giving students hands-on experience with the regional and international politics of the Arab World. Tens of thousands of students have graduated from the program, and many have gone on to leading positions in business, government and academia. During this upcoming school year more than 2,000 students representing hundreds of schools will participate in the university and high school Model Arab League programs.

For more information, visit the event website