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Curtis Sandberg

Dr. Curtis Sandberg serves as Director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History and as Senior Vice President of Educational Resources under the aegis of the White House Historical Association. Prior to joining the Association, Sandberg was Senior Vice President for Arts and Cultural Programs at Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C.; directed the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy; and created projects with the U.S. government and other nations for audiences in this country and abroad. Dr. Sandberg places great emphasis on building coalitions that result in long-term, sustainable relationships.

Originally from Los Angeles, Dr. Sandberg holds a B.A. degree in classical archaeology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Harvard University. He has had extensive museum experience in the United States, Europe, and Asia, working in a variety of fields. He has been involved in archaeological projects in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, and has taught at Harvard University and at the John Burroughs School in Saint Louis, Missouri. Dr. Sandberg has wide experience speaking on educational and historical subjects at conferences, museums, diplomatic missions, and cultural organizations in the United States and around the world. He was a Fulbright-Hays Fellow, a Harvard Sinclair-Kennedy Fellow, a Whiting Fellow, and a Rotary International Fellow. He is fluent in Italian.