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  • Academic World Quest 2018


    Academic World Quest 2018 is a sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Wilmington and is a quiz style competition focusing on global issues. Here are some important details regarding the competition:


    What? Academic World Quest 2018

    When? Saturday, February 3, 2018

    Where? Trabant Hall, University of Delaware

    Who? High school students in teams of four (I can field as many teams as I’m able)


    Topics for 2018: 


    • NAFTA
    • ASEAN at 50
    • India’s Bid for Global Leadership
    • Combatting Climate Change
    • Cybersecurity
    • Saudi Arabia
    • BREXIT
    • The Peacebuilding Toolkit
    • America’s Diplomats
    • Current Events


    World Quest Team Meeting Dates (with topics of coverage in parentheses):


    Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Introduction)

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 (India's Bid for Global Leadership & Combatting Climate Change)

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 (NAFTA & ASEAN at 50)

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (History Bee & Bowl preparation only)

    Thursday, January 4, 2018 (Cybersecurity & Saudi Arabia)

    Saturday, January 6, 2018 (History Bee & Bowl competition)

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 (BREXIT & the Peacekeeping Toolkit)

    Thursday, January 18, 2018 (America’s Diplomats & Current Events)

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 (snow makeup date)

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 (final rehearsal)

    Saturday, February 3, 2018 (AWC competition)


    Regular meeting times will be 2:45 to 4:15


    *The winner of the February 3 competition will be invited to compete in the national competition.


    Boldface: an unrelated competition, but something you might want to do as well.


    Students who would like to participate must attend a minimum of 5 of the weekly meetings including the final meeting (Feb. 1). I will create the team based on the number of eligible students. An overflow of one or two participants will be considered alternates. If there is an overflow of three, then we will create an additional team. The final teams will be set on the last practice meeting (Feb. 1).