2019 Global Gauntlet

A Trivia Competition of Global Proportions

With a unique twist on fundraising, Global Gauntlet puts the fun into an annual benefit!

This MWAC “signature” fundraiser engages much of the community, and it’s a team trivia competition like no other, modeled after the Council’s Academic WorldQuest competition. Funds raised from this evening event support the Montana World Affairs Council’s ongoing efforts to increase global awareness and understanding in Montana’s classrooms and communities and especially supports our Global Education Initiatives.

The evening includes a no-host bar, gourmet sit-down dinner, silent and live auction, wine “pull” and six rounds of very spirited team trivia. It’s a “battle of the brains” and proves to be a fun and festive event, every year! 

Sponsorships, both corporate and individual, starting at the $250 level for two tickets up to the $1000 level for a full sponsored table are invited and help to contribute to this unforgettable event.


2019 Global Gauntlet will be held Friday, October 18th at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Please email the Council or call (406)728-3328 if you have any questions.




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Montana Proud

Montana Proud —- four young women from Gardiner High School, a small rural school just outside of Yellowstone National Park, were in Washington, DC to participate for the second year in a row, in the national competition of Academic WorldQuest.  While they didn’t win the competition, they did their best and had the opportunity to visit Washington, DC, an event that was underwritten by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.


Also, as a result of the students winning the Montana competition, they and the second place team from Sentinel High School in Missoula will soon leave on an all expenses paid trip to Japan, underwritten by the Japanese government and submitted for this trip award by the Japanese Consul General to Seattle.
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Mark Johnson | Distinguished Speakers Program

On November16th, 2017, Ambassador Mark Johnson participated as the featured guest for the Montana World Affairs Council’s Distinguished Speakers Program. Speaking on “American Foreign Policy: Continuity or Chaos?”, Ambassador Johnson spoke to over 300 members of the Missoula Community at the Holiday Inn, reflecting on this last year in American foreign policy and offering his insight and thoughts to current world affairs.

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