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Academic WorldQuest 2019

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University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

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Join Academic WorldQuest and your school team could win a spot in the National competition in Washington, DC, and a cash award for the trip!

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The San Diego World Affairs Council invites you to participate in the Academic WorldQuest San Diego competition on March 9, 2019, at the University of San Diego. Registration: 9am. Program: 9:30 - 2:30.

Academic WorldQuest is a competition about international affairs for high school students. The competition is organized by the World Affairs Councils of America with over 4,000 high school students nationwide participating. The first step to DC is our local competition.

How does AWQ Work?

You have an advisor and four students (grades 9-12), and you have a team! The World Affairs Council provides an online study guide. The cost for the local competition is $100 per team (includes continental breakfast and lunch!) Registration Deadline: March 1, 2019.

How do students benefit?

  • Winning teams from local competitions across the country are invited to Washington, D.C. for the national high school competition on April 27, 2019. The local winning team will be awarded $1,000 to help with travel expenses.
  • AWQ complies with national Common Core standards;
  • Great Decisions briefing book and website access (a Foreign Policy Association program);
  • San Diego World Affairs Council expert briefings for your schools (to be individually scheduled);
  • Membership in the San Diego World Affairs Council and invitations to attend SDWAC presentations.

Topics for the 2018-2019 Competition:

  • Country in Focus: Qatar
  • How to Deal with North Korea
  • Global Refugee and Migration Crisis
  • #WeAreNATO – The Alliance at 70
  • Great Decisions
  • Japan-U.S. Relations
  • Space Policy
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Bridging Divides to Build Peace
  • Current Events

Questions?:

AWQ Chair: Mary McKenzie, Ph.D.

marymckcal@gmail.com

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