Other Student Programs

Junior World Affairs Councils

Junior World Affairs Councils (JWACs) are student or teacher led organizations that engage students in discussions on global topics of international importance with assistance and materials from the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. These Councils are a non-competitive opportunity for students to engage in topics of geopolitical and international importance. CCWA provides discussion topics and access to reading materials, as well as opportunities for JWAC members to participate at CCWA Speaker Forums. CCWA will also identify opportunities for hands-on activities and cultural events around the Cleveland community. Junior World Affairs Councils can be used as an extracurricular/student led activity, or in a classroom setting.  

Topics Include:

>U.S.-China Relations
>Turkey and the European Union
>Refugees Around the World
>Taiwan Identity Politics
>Why Peacekeeping Fails
>Haiti and the Failures of Foreign Aid
>Israel and Palestine: Let’s Talk Borders
>South Africa Apartheid and the Transition to Democracy
>Women, Peace, and Security
>Climate Change as an International Crisis
>Saudi Arabia’s Role in the Middle East
>The History of Hong Kong and Its Pro-Democracy Movement
>Global Protests and Black Lives Matter

To start a Junior World Affairs Council at your school, or for more information, please contact munsupport@ccwa.org.

Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest is a national competition in which high school students test their knowledge about international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and current events. Academic WorldQuest teams compete over 10 rounds of trivia questions. The winning team will be invited to participate in the National Competition held in Washington, D.C. This year’s local AWQ tournament will take place on March 3rd; for more information or to register for the 2022 Academic WorldQuest tournament, click here

For more information about Academic WorldQuest, please contact Veronica Ruhe at vruhe@ccwa.org. 

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