2016-17 AWQ National Competition Details

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Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest is the flagship youth education program of the Tennessee World Affairs Council (TN WAC) and the national network of World Affairs Councils. It is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs.

The TN WAC is organizing a WorldQuest competition for Tennessee high school students to encourage global affairs awareness education.  The Council will assist teams in preparation and organize two matches: a fall practice match on NOVEMBER 12, 2016 AND the state championship match, hosted at Belmont University FEBRUARY 12, 2017.  The winning team in Tennessee will advance to the National Championship match in Washington on APRIL 29, 2017, with transportation and lodging provided by the Tennessee World Affairs Council.

2016-2017 TENNESSEE STATE WORLDQUEST TOPICS

Current Events 1
Current Events 2 *
Peace and Conflict in Today’s World
Combating Infectious Disease
The European Union 
Countering Violent Extremism 
Turkey
Global Megacities
China 
Women in Technology
* The national competition in Washington in April will have a category based on the “Great Decisions” series and only one “Current Events” section.
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STUDY GUIDE – WORLDQUEST 2016/17

ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST – NATIONAL COMPETITION DETAILS

The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2017 Academic WorldQuest

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

National Press Club
Washington D.C.

Event Details:

The newly named Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition honors the tremendous dedication and philanthropic support of WACA National Board member Carlos Alvarez and his wife to our flagship program and the Academic WorldQuest Endowment Fund. (For information on making a gift to the AWQ Fund, please visit the WACA website).

The national Academic WorldQuest competition is attended by more than 225 of the nation’s most promising students, along with their parents, teachers, and chaperones. The 3-hour competition is a unique opportunity for many students to visit the nation’s capital for the first time. There is a weekend of substantive programming to enhance the experience.

This year’s National Competition will feature a welcome reception at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Friday, April 28. USIP will also be sponsoring the “Peace and Conflict in Today’s World” category of the competition.

 

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