Every year, the Center for the Study of the Middle East sponsors a group of Indiana University Bloomington students to compete at the Ohio Valley Model Arab League (MAL) competition, hosted by the Miami University of Ohio.
The annual event is sponsored by the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations in Washington, D.C. Through participation in this program, students learn about the politics and history of the Arab world, and the arts of diplomacy and public speech.
MAL helps prepare students to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs leaders. As the National Council's mission is educational, universities and high schools from across the United States are welcome to participate.