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Experiencing Expos: An Oral History of U.S. Citizens' Engagement with World's Fairs, 1962 - 2017

This paper reflects findings from an oral history conducted between September 2021 and January 2022 with 46 narrators representing U.S. citizens who experienced Expos in the United States and abroad.


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The USA Pavilion’s Impact at Expo 2020 Dubai

From October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai provided a window into the United States, introducing Expo attendees to U.S. culture, values, and innovation through citizen diplomacy.

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“I am convinced that increased participation by dedicated Americans in international exchanges will help to achieve our common hope for a durable and just peace.”

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