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2018 Academic WorldQuest

January 17 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our second annual Academic WorldQuest Competition!

Academic WorldQuest is a national competition in which teams of high school students test their knowledge about international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and current events. Teams compete over 10 rounds of questioning for the grand prize of representing Northern Ohio in the National Competition held in Washington, D.C. in April.

Our local Northern Ohio competition will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:30-8:00 PM in Student Center Ballroom at Cleveland State University.

Who Can Play?

Teams consist of 4 high school students from the same school with an optional alternate.  Schools may send more than one team.  There is a registration fee of $40 per team.

Grand Prize

The first place team advances to the National Academic WorldQuest competition to be held in Washington, DC on April 28, 2018.  The competition is sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America and participants will enjoy a weekend of national competition activities. The winning team will receive a stipend to defray the cost of hotel and travel expenses.

2017-2018 Academic WorldQuest Topics Include:

  • ASEAN at 50
  • India’s Bid for Global Power
  • Combatting Climate Change
  • Cybersecurity
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Great Decisions
  • The Peacebuilding Toolkit
  • America’s Diplomats
  • Current Events

A Study Guide is provided to help teams prepare for the competition.

Registration and Questions

If you would like to register a team or have questions about Academic WorldQuest, please contact Charlie Polinko at (216) 255-9003 or and submit our online registration form.


January 17
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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