Established by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in 1983, Model Arab League (MAL) has provided both American and International students opportunities to develop superior leadership skills. Similar in structure to Model United Nations (MUN), Model Arab League focuses on the 22 member states that comprise the League of Arab States. The League of Arab States was created in February 1945 and is considered the world’s oldest regional political organization that attempts to resolve diplomatic crises and maintain peace within the region. By representing the needs, challenges, and foreign policy goals of their chosen country, students develop public speaking, analytical, problem solving, and organization skills that will aide in future civic and public leader positions. Each year, more than 2,000 students compete in MAL competitions in cities across the United States.