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March 12, 2024
12:00 am
– 6:00 pm


Deanina Center
1234 Street

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Join us at Main Event Grill for a globally themed pub quiz! World Wiz Pub Quiz is the annual fundraiser for the Alaska World Affairs Council and the Academic Student WorldQuest Competition featuring beer, world trivia, prizes, and a raffle auction! Join us for a fun-filled evening and test your international trivia knowledge.

Pre-Purchase a raffle ticket to be entered into our Alaska Airlines Grand Prize – 2 coach roundtrip tickets systemwide on Alaska Airlines anywhere they fly.

Transportation is valid on Alaska Airlines with no blackout dates. Each main cabin ticket is valued at $1250. Vouchers need to be ticketed prior to their expiration date printed on the voucher (one year from the date of the event). Can’t make it the night of? That’s okay! You do not need to be present to win.


  • Admission: $100 per team of 4, or $35 per individual.
  • Doors will open at 5:30pm and the trivia will begin at 6:15pm.
  • Food and beverages at this event will be available for individual order and purchase from Main Event Grill.
  • Trivia answers will be submitted on a mobile device. Please make sure you have reliable connection and a charged device (one per team).
  • Registration closes January 17 at 6pm or when tables sell out.


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.