The 15th annual Academic WorldQuest Competition, which tests teams of high school students’ knowledge of international affairs, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus.
The competition starts at 5:30 p.m. in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater.
Competition topics include: U.S.-Russia Relations; Preventing Extremism in Fragile States; Oceans: The World’s Garbage Dump; Brexit and the EU; and China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Each year, both public and private high schools compete for scholarships and the chance to compete nationally in Washington, D.C. Teams consist of four high school students and a coach.
This year’s teams include: Coachella Valley High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, Desert Mirage High School, Indio High School, La Quinta High School, Palm Desert High School, Palm Valley School, Palm Springs High School, Rancho Mirage High School, Shadow Hills High School, West Shores High School and Xavier College Preparatory High School.
This year’s competition will be moderated by Patrick Evans, meteorologist, KESQ News Channel 3.
Members of the community are invited to attend this free event. Parking is paid by World Affairs Council of the Desert. The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus is located at 37-500 Cook St.
The Academic WorldQuest Competition is sponsored by World Affairs Council of the Desert. For more information on the competition visit the World Affairs Council of the Desert website.
The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctorate in educational leadership, and teaching credentials and certificates. With more than 1,600 students, it is the Coachella Valley’s four-year public university and plays a vital role in educating and training the region’s growing population.
For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the Office of Strategic Communication at or (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107, or visit the campus website at