LOCAL COMPETITION – 8:30 A.M. – NOON, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018
The 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.
The national competition is attended by more than 225 of the nation’s most promising high school students annually, along with their parents, teachers, and chaperones. The 4-hour AWQ competition is a unique opportunity for many students to visit the nation’s capital for the first time.
The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2018 Academic WorldQuest National Competition was held on Saturday, April 28. Location: TBA
This year’s National Competition will feature a welcome reception at the United States Institute of Peace on Friday, April 27. Students had a unique opportunity to engage with Institute staff and learn more about USIP’s important work around the world. USIP is also sponsoring “The Peacebuilding Toolkit” category of the competition.
- ASEAN at 50
- India’s Bid for Global Power
- Combatting Climate Change
- Saudi Arabia
- Great Decisions
- The Peacebuilding Toolkit
- America’s Diplomats
- Current Events
The World Affairs Councils of America has arranged a group hotel block at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008). See the reservation link here.
Local AWQ Competitions
Local AWQ competition dates are listed here.
The Academic WorldQuest Endowment Campaign
Please Note: The Great Decisions 2017 Briefing Book is required study material for the National Competition. However, the Briefing Book will NOT be required reading for local competitions. In order to prepare for local competitions, students should study the online resources outlined in the Study Guide.
To confirm your Council’s participation in the 2016-2017 Academic WorldQuest, please submit this Pledge Form by October 20, 2017. Local competition questions will be shared with all Council AWQ contacts.
Please use these flyers to promote the Academic WorldQuest program to teachers, students, and sponsors: Teachers Guide and Flyer. To learn more information about hosting your own local AWQ competition, please read WACA’s 2018 Operations Paper.