As part of the IRC’s News & Views Discussion Group, the AWQ mini-series brought local high school students and their teachers into the international conversation. For each edition, based around 5 of the categories included in the upcoming Academic WorldQuest Global Knowledge Competition, an expert discussion leader led all participants – students, IRC members, and members of the public, to study and think critically about each international topic.

The Academic WorldQuest competition, a flagship youth education program of the World Affairs Councils of America and a 16-year tradition at the IRC, is designed to test and improve high school student’s knowledge of international affairs.

Click here to view the study guide for the 2022 Academic WorldQuest competition

2022 Competition Sponsors

Thank you for the generous support from our Global Sponsors, the Levenworth Walmart Superstore, Kansas City Sam’s Club, University of Kansas Area Studies Programs, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, University of Saint Mary, Rosati’s Pizza Overland Park, and to all of our other sponsors for their support of the 2022 competition. To know information about sponsor packages of 2023 competition, which will support our programming and increase your visibility and impact, please contact Matthew Hughes.

University of Kansas
University of KansasGlobal Sponsor
Rosati's Pizza (Overland Park)
Rosati's Pizza (Overland Park)Global Sponsor
Levenworth Walmart and Kansas City Sam's Club
Levenworth Walmart and Kansas City Sam's ClubGlobal sponsor
United States Army
United States ArmyGlobal sponsor
University of Saint Mary
University of Saint MaryGlobal sponsor

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