McDaniel College students participated in Model Arab League in Washington, D.C.

December 20, 2018

McDaniel College students participated in the 2018 Capital Area Model Arab League conference Nov. 17 and 18 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. 

Anouar Boukhars, associate professor in the Political Science and International Studies department at McDaniel, advised the six McDaniel students in attendance, who represented Morocco and Jordan. 

Established in 1983, the Model Arab League is the flagship student leadership development program of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Focusing only on the 22 member states that comprise the League of Arab States, the world’s oldest regional political organization, the Model Arab League allows students to gain practical knowledge of international diplomacy and policymaking while learning about the politics and history of the Arab world. 

McDaniel students who participated are Francis Aubee of Silver Spring, Md., Zachary Dom of Littlestown, Pa., Erika Lewis of Westminster Md., Rabiatu Abdul Salam of Laurel, Md., Jacob Schofell of Rensselaer Falls, N.Y., and Warren Wimmer of Westminster, Md. 

In addition, Francis Aubee was named an outstanding delegate, Erika Lewis earned an honorable mention award and Rabiatu Abdul Salam was named a distinguished delegate.

Three McDaniel College students earned awards at the Model Arab League in Washington, D.C., including Rabiatu Abdul Salam, Francis Aubee and Erika Lewis