Harding University

April 4, 2012

Students participate in Model Arab League simulation

University students participated in the annual Bilateral University Model Arab League simulation March 24-25 in Houston.

The students, members of the Harding chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, an international political science honor society, were assigned to represent Bahrain at the simulation hosted by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. To prepare for the event, the team researched Bahrain’s current events and parliamentary procedure. At the competition, 19 universities participated, each representing a different country.

“We were well prepared for the tournament and performed very well in all of our committees,” said senior Amy Littleton, member of Pi Sigma Alpha. “It was a great experience.”

The Bilateral University Model Arab League is one of 14 annual simulations across the U.S. hosted by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. This event seeks to educate university and high school students on issues in the Arab world and improve skills of diplomacy and public discussion. The Model Arab League helps prepare students to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs leaders.