An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Articles

Neglecting World’s Fairs Doesn’t Make Them Go Away, So Let’s Do It Right , Beatrice Camp, Foreign Service Journal, September 2016

World’s Fairs Today: A Visit to Milan, Lessons for Dubai , Matthew Asada, Foreign Service Journal, October 2015

Presentations

How World’s Fairs and Trade Expos Brought You the Future , 60-minute video with World’s Fair Historian and Author Charles Pappas

Books

Encyclopedia of World’s Fairs and Expositions. John Findling and Kimberly Peele, editors (2008).

Cold War Confrontations: U.S. Exhibitions and their Role in the Cultural Cold War. Jack Masey and Conway Lloyd Morgan (2008).

U.S. International Exhibitions during the Cold War: Winning Hearts and Minds through Cultural Diplomacy. Andrew Wulf (2015).

Shaping China’s Global Imagination: Branding Nations at the World Expo. Jay Wang (2013).

Films

Face of a Nation 

Websites

The Masey Archives 

BIE Blog about World’s Fairs 

In Park Magazine 

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future