Dr. Rebecca Glazier, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs, traveled with 20 UA Little Rock students to the National Model Arab League conference in Washington, DC April 4-8, 2018. Most of the students are enrolled in an upper division political science course: POLS 3301: Model Arab League Travel Course. The students represented the country of Jordan in 3-day simulation of the Arab League international organization.
The national conference is very competitive, drawing universities from around the country and even one from Egypt. UA Little Rock has sent a team to this conference every year since 2011, but this is the first year that the University has won an award. The two team members on the Council of Environmental Affairs Ministers, Leon Kockaya and Brenden Gammill, received the Distinguished Delegation award for their representation of Jordan on the committee.
The entire team met with Mr. Anas Al Oran, Consular General of the Embassy of Jordan, on Thursday, April 5. In this diplomatic meeting, the UA Little Rock students were able to ask questions and learn first-hand about what it is like to represent Jordan in international diplomacy.
Dr. Glazier said, “I am incredibly proud of our team. This conference represents a national stage and to see our students succeed here is really wonderful. Getting to travel to DC, work with students from around the country and the world, meet diplomats, and engage in simulated international negotiations is really a great opportunity for our students. This is exactly the kind of high-impact experience that sets UA Little Rock apart.”