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Foreign Service Journal > The Journey to Expo 2020 Dubai and it's Legacy

April 2023 > The Foreign Service Journal by USA Pavilion Deputy Commissioner Matthew Asada

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Matthew Asada is a U.S. Foreign Service officer currently assigned as the public diplomat in residence at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. His research focuses on the delivery of global mega events such as the World’s Fair, World Cup, and the Olympics. He served for five years as the project manager and then deputy commissioner general of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. He is a former AFSA State vice president. The views expressed in this article are his own and not necessarily those of the U.S. government.

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