The Model Arab League manual

A guide to preparation and performance

By Philip A. D'Agati and Holly Jordan

The Model Arab League manual


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9339-9
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £16.99
  • Published Date: March 2016
  • BIC Category: Politics, Politics & government, Political science & theory, STUDY AIDS / Study Guides, POLITICAL SCIENCE / General, Study & Learning Skills: General, Society & social sciences / Politics & government


This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the Model Arab League (MAL) programme for first time and returning students. Drawing on over fourteen years of combined experience in successfully leading award-winning MAL delegations, Philip D'Agati and Holly A. Jordan provide students with an introduction to being a delegate and tips on effective research techniques as well as simplifying the complex process of taking on the identity of a state and then representing it effectively in a MAL debate.


'D'Agati and Jordan have produced what can only be described as an essential resource for students and faculty advisors involved in Model Arab League. They provide useful guidance on every significant element of the simulation experience, from the logistics of running a MAL team on campus to how one effectively represents a country at conference. Particularly important is their discussion of the rules of procedure and their effective use. The authors are to be commended for what is destined to become the standard reference for the MAL experience.'

Thomas Doleys, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kennesaw State University, USA

'As the senior person involved in Model Arab League, with 28 years of experience, I can state unequivocally that this volume is an invaluable source for faculty, students, and conference managers. The individual circumstances of schools participating in Model Arab League vary dramatically. But the "best practices" developed in this manual will assist every delegation from start-up operations to the most mature programs to make the experience a more valuable opportunity for student development.'

Joe P. Dunn, Charles A. Dana Professor of History and Politics, Converse College, USA

'The Model Arab League Manual is an important resource for new students and their advisors to prepare for Model Arab League Conferences. The authors provide a wealth of useful guidance and resources to make conferences better and more rewarding for participants. The inclusion of some of the most important documents will allow students to have a ready-made resource to refer to in committee. Every program that incorporates MAL into its opportunities for students should order a couple of copies.'

Joseph W. Roberts, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, Roger Williams University, USA


1. Introduction to the League and the Model League
2. Conference structure: councils, leadership and guidelines
3. Representing a country
4. The rules of procedure
5. Research: how do you prepare to represent a specific country
6. Conference leadership: how to prep as a chair/secretariat
7. The logistics of running a team
8. The role of the Faculty Advisor at conference
9. Model Arab League as a course
Works cited
Glossary of terms
Appendices Section 1: Important treaties
Appendices Section 2: Official policies of the Model Arab League program
Appendices Section 3: Sample session and documents
Appendices Section 4: Reference documents


Philip D'Agati is Assistant Academic Specialist in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, USA

Holly A. Jordan is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Roanoke College, Salem, USA

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