Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Jennifer Hall Godfrey (right) met with USA Pavilion youth ambassadors last November at Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World’s Fair ever held in the Middle East, that was held from October 2021 through March 2022 (the coronavirus pandemic pushed Expo 2020 back a year). The flagship USA Pavilion Youth Ambassadors program, a long-running and central element of U.S. participation at World’s Fairs, recruits young Americans to serve as the nation’s cultural ambassadors to millions of international visitors. Hailing from 37 states, studying at 79 U.S. universities and colleges, and speaking 25 languages, the youth ambassadors at Expo 2020 Dubai shared American values, history, ingenuity, and culture to advance people-to-people diplomacy with millions of visitors from the Middle East, South Asia, and around the globe. Godfrey met with, from left: Katrina Warren from Maryland, Othman Alawy from Connecticut, George Eid from New Hampshire, Alyssa Kristeller from Pennsylvania, Samara Schuman from Oregon, and Jheel Patel from Texas.
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