AWQ 2018 Competition Details:

Sunday March 11th - 10:30am-2pm

Dining Center Banquet Hall, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

Lunch provided for students and team coaches

Extended Deadline: February 23

Team Requirements:
  • 1 coach (teacher, parent)
  •   4 high school students
  • a love for world affairs
* schools can enter up to 3 teams
* 4 students per team is ideal but teams can have as few as 3 students or as many as 5 students (the 5th students acts as an alternate)

2018 Topics:

      ASEAN at 50        India's Bid for Global Power     
Combatting Climate Change         Cybersecurity    
  NAFTA              Saudi Arabia    
The Peacebuilding Toolkit      
America's Diplomats          Current Events     
NH & the World

2018 Keynote Speaker:
inspirational speaker, social justice advocate, educational leader

Growing up during a violent civil war, Deo faced much misfortune. At age nine, he became the patriarch of the family. It wasn’t easy. But after moving to the United States in 2000 with his mother and three younger brothers, he found his voice. Deo Mwano is an innovative multi-cultural leader in education, leadership and social justice. He holds his BA in International Relations and History and MBA in Strategic Leadership. Deo has many years of experience working with K- University level students. His strong attributes include Discipline Expertise and Action Expertise. He enjoys working with people to understand what impacts their behaviors (the Will-Drivers) and worked with diverse demographics studying “Motivation to Action”. Deo takes analyzed data and creates action steps to improve results and ensure success for companies and organizations he is working for.  Learn more at 

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Academic WorldQuest FAQs

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Photos from 2017 NH Academic WorldQuest at Southern NH University


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