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Model Arab League Program

The CSUSB Model Arab League (MAL) Program is an interdisciplinary program that attracts students from a variety of academic disciplines who are interested in the study of the Arab world and its place in the international community. The MAL Program allows CSUSB students to gain a scholarly understanding of the economic, social, political, and security issues facing the Arab world. It also allows students to gain hands-on experience in the areas of conflict resolution, negotiation, and diplomacy. Students who participate in the MAL Program also serve as delegates on the CSUSB Model Arab League team. This team represents an assigned Arab country at the West Coast Model League of Arab States (MLAS) conference every year.

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR), a non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C., sponsors the Model Arab League conferences throughout the United States. The West Coast Model League of Arab States conference has participants from some of the top universities and colleges in the U.S. (e.g., UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and the Naval Post-Graduate School).

CSUSB has participated in the Model Arab League program throughout the U.S. since the mid-1990s. It has brought the Outstanding Delegation award home to CSUSB every year that it has participated (20 years). In addition, multiple CSUSB students have served as the Secretaries-General for the West Coast MLAS Conference. The CSUSB Model Arab League Program is currently on hiatus for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years  For more details, please contact Professor Grisham at kgrisham@csusb.edu.