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Marking the return of the League of Arab States to its permanent headquarters in Cairo, the first Model Arab League in the Middle East and North African region took place at AUC on November 8 to 12, 1990.

The Political Science Association and the Student Union at AUC, under the leadership of Professor Earl (Tim) Sullivan had begun planning the conference in the spring of 1990, but the agenda was altered following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August to focus on finding solutions to the crisis. This served as a “concrete and meaningful context to illustrate to participants the strengths and weaknesses of the Arab League as an organization,” said Jan Montasser, dean of students, in 1991.

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