World Wiz Pub Quiz

World Wiz Pub Quiz is a fundraiser for the Alaska World Affairs Council and Academic WorldQuest featuring fun globally-themed trivia, raffle and team prizes, a raffle auction, and great times with friends!

Join us for a fun-filled evening and test your international trivia knowledge.

World Wiz Quiz Master – Paul Dunscomb, PhD

Paul Dunscomb is Professor of East Asian History and chair of the History Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His nerd super power is, he can articulate stuff. He can take a room full of half baked, half expressed thoughts and turn them into ideas with force and power.

He was the inaugural Director of the UAA Confucius Institute. His book, A Great Disobedience Against the People, Japan’s Siberian Intervention, 1918-1922, the first ever complete narrative in English, appeared in February 2011. He is also author of Japan Since 1945 in 2014 for the Association for Asian Studies Key Issues in Asian Studies Series.

His current research focuses on the history of the Heisei period (1989-2018) including the Crisis in Japanese Professional Baseball of 2004 and the nature of change in Heisei Japan. He analyzed debates about Japanese identity during the Lost Decade, 1992-2004, in “Images of What Never Was to Suggest What Might Be; Japanese Popular Culture and Japaneseness,” for the edited volume The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asian Studies. His work has appeared in The Journal of Japanese Studies, East-West Connections, and Education About Asia.


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Thank you to our amazing 2017 sponsors who made World Wiz possible!
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