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Academic WorldQuest

January 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our first 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 Cleveland in the National Competition held in Washington, D.C. in April!

Our Competition will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 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 1st place team advances to the National Academic WorldQuest competition to be held in Washington, DC on April 29, 2017.  The competition is sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America and participants will enjoy a weekend of exciting activities. These events, as well as two nights in a hotel and a portion of the travel expenses, will be covered for the winning team of four students and one teacher sponsor or chaperone!

2017 Academic WorldQuest Topics Include:

  • Current Events
  • Great Decisions
  • Peace and Conflict in Today’s World
  • Combating Infectious Disease
  • The European Union
  • Countering Violent Extremism
  • Turkey
  • Global Megacities
  • China
  • Women in Technology

A Study Guide is also 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


January 19, 2017
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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