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2023 Academic WorldQuest Competition

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The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg’s 2023 Academic WorldQuest competition will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Elizabethtown College.

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2021-2022 AWQ Councils, Teams, and Rankings
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Some 50 World Affairs Councils hold local Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) competitions for high school students in their communities. Since 2003, winning teams have traveled to Washington, DC, every April to vie for the national championship.

The Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition is made possible by sponsors and sustained by our AWQ Endowment. To become a sponsor, please contact WACA by phone at 202-833-4557 or email

2023 Academic WorldQuest National Competition

The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2023 Academic WorldQuest National Competition will take place April 28-29 2023.

Just Announced: AWQ Study Guide 

2022-2023 AWQ Topics

  • Securing the Future of the World’s Wildlidfe
  • The Arctic Council: Frozen Cooperation
  • Atrocity Prevention and Accountability
  • Combating Global Food Insecurity
  • Economic Sanctions – A Double-Edged Sword
  • Great Decisions
    • Changing Demographics
    • Outer Space
    • Climate Change
    • Russia and the U.S.
    • Myanmar and ASEAN
    • Quad Alliance
    • Drug Policy in Latin America
    • Industrial Policy
    • Biden’s Agenda
  • Country in Focus: Ethiopia
  • The Future of Supply Chains
  • Battle of the Century: Autocracy vs. Democracy
  • Current Events

The winning team will continue to the national competition in Washington, D.C. April 28,29.

For information on SPONSORSHIPS for Academic WorldQuest, contact Joyce Davis — 717 712 4238 or

For Sponsors | AWQ Endowment