World Wiz Pub Quiz

Join us at 49th State Brewing Company for a globally themed pub quiz! World Wiz Pub Quiz is a fundraiser for the Alaska World Affairs Council and the Academic Student WorldQuest Competition featuring beer, world trivia, prizes, and a raffle auction!

World Wiz Pub Quiz is a unique event held on Thursday, October 25th at 49th State Brewing Co. and features six rounds of globally themed trivia on topics such as current events, “Ancient 20th Century Technology”, global landmarks, “Are you Smarter than a High Schooler” and more.

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.

Partnership & Sponsorship

In-Kind Donation Request:

AKWorld is currently accepting in-kind donation to our fundraising raffle and event prizes. Your in-kind prize donation benefits include recognition on our website, social media, and logo on event materials as well as a complimentary ticket to the event! Check out the In-Kind Donation Form below.


We would love to have you as a featured sponsor for World Wiz Pub Quiz 2018!

Lead Sponsorship $1,000+: Premier recognition before, during, and after the event with inclusion in our event posters, e-newsletters, the event website, spacial media channels, and all printed event table materials; verbal recognition by the MC throughout the evening.

Round Sponsorship $500: Premier recognition during one pub quiz round. Round sponsors receive special verbal and presentation slide recognition during the round of their choosing, inclusion on website, a highlight on social media channels, and their logo printed on the answer sheet for their round.

All sponsors receive a complimentary team of four at the event. Check out more information on becoming a sponsor below.

For more information on partnership and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Development Director, Linda Shepherd at (907) 276-8038 or

Special thanks to our amazing 2017 sponsors who made World Wiz possible!

Lead Sponsors

Round Sponsors