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Three recognitions awarded to AUS delegation to Cairo International Model Arab League 2018
Students from the AUS Student Leadership Program won three awards at the Cairo International Model Arab League (CIMAL 2018), which was held at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, November 27–December 1, 2018.
The conference focused on the political, economic and social aspects of the Arab states’ policies. It also touched on the regional and international factors that shape the Arab foreign policy. The conference is a diplomatic dialogue platform that develops critical thinking, research and debate. It demonstrates various topics pertaining to the current issues in the Middle East and Arab World.
AUS students participated in three councils and achieved the following recognitions:
- Khaled Khayat for Outstanding Delegate in Council of Arab Foreign Ministers
- Rahaf Sheiko for Outstanding Delegate in Council of Arab Human Rights
- Fatima Almheiri for Best Delegate in Arab Criminal Court
“CIMAL was a truly unique experience,” said Khaled Khayat, a junior majoring in public relations. “The chairs of the council did a great job in selecting relevant, controversial and exciting topics. For instance, the Arab foreign ministries discussed the issues of Syria and the civil war in Yemen. The chairs were very competent, the continuous developments in the committee kept things exciting, by consistently challenging country alliances and allegiance.”
According to Paula Doyle, Executive Director of Human Resources and Acting Dean of Students, “This is the first time that AUS has taken part in Cairo International Model Arab League. It was a wonderful experience for our students which gave them the opportunity to learn more about the Arab League and to understand significant topics related to this part of the world. Congratulations to our students on their achievements in the conference and we encourage more students to take part in these wonderful opportunities offered by the Student Leadership Program.”