Challenging the Leaders of Tomorrow

Academic WorldQuest, a flagship program of the World Affairs Council network, is a team game testing competitors' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture. There are currently more than 40 local competitions held around the country and the winners of these local competitions are invited to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest  held in Washington, D.C. each spring.


Jacksonville Competition

The 18th Annual Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest was hosted on February 9, 2023 at the UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224.

The Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest featured six rounds of six questions each.

The Education Committee of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville selects 6 out of the 10 topics released by the World Affairs Council of America for competition. The following topics will be featured in this years competition:

  • Atrocity Prevention and Accountability

  • Battle of the Century: Autocracy vs. Democracy

  • Economic Sanctions - A Double-Edged Sword

  • Great Decisions

  • The Arctic Council: Frozen Cooperation

  • The Future of Supply Chains 


The 2023 Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest competition was hosted on Thursday, February 9, 2023

With 42 teams and 168 students competing, 1st Place was Team "Fletcher 1" from Duncan U. Fletcher!

Congratulations to team members: Kyle Watson, Nick Greek, Jonathan Pettross, Morgan Smith