Adrian College Model Arab League Program Recognized at National Conference

The Model Arab League Program was awarded for their outstanding representation.

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Adrian College Model Arab League Program was recognized for their representation of Lebanon at the National Model Arab League Conference at Georgetown University.

 

Delegates Timothy Williams and Emily Gisell won awards for their work on the Joint Defense Council at the National Model, a competitive conference involving colleges and universities from across the nation.

 

Georgetown University hosted Adrian College, Northwestern University, The American Military Academy at West Point, George Mason University and nearly two-dozen other schools.

 

Professor Philip Howe and Professor Sheri Bleam instituted the Adrian College Model Arab League Program in 2007. In 2008, Professor David Takitaki was brought on, and has administered the program since 2009.

 

Students learn through experience in the Model Arab League, where they participate in simulated meetings of the League of Arab States. Students spend a semester researching the policies of a member nation, and take on the role of a diplomat at the National Model Arab League Conference.

 

While at the conference from April 10 – April 15, students worked to create resolutions and legislations that addressed a variety of challenges relevant to North Africa and the Middle East. 

 

Adrian College won multiple awards for their representation of Lebanon at the conference. Lee Schriber, Rachel Nicholson, Tim Williams, James Palmer, Emily Gisell and Katlyn Westmaas all won Outstanding Delegation awards for their respective positions.

 

For more information about the Adrian College Model Arab League Team and the conferences they attend, please contact David Takitaki at dtakitaki@adrian.edu.