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Speaker Series: The Green-Eyed Lama | Oyungerel Ts and Jeff Falt

The Green-Eyed Lama (2008) is an award-winning, decade-long bestselling novel written by Oyungerel Ts and Jeff Falt. First published in Mongolian, the book chronicles the triumphant romance between Sendmaa, a young belle in the countryside, and Baasan, a monk in the lamasery, as they try to cope with the turmoils of the political purge, terrible …

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President Bush’s 2005 Visit: A Bilateral Relations Milestone | Brian L. Goldbeck

Abstract: The brief November 2005 visit by President George W. Bush was an important milestone in U.S.-Mongolia relations.  While his visit was the fourth and final stop during that trip to Asia, after Korea, Japan, and China, it was the first ever by a sitting U.S. president, and, as such, represented an important precedent for …

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Dr. Cynthia M. Horne – Globalization and Women’s Empowerment in Mongolia

The globalization literature suggests that more globalization will catalyze a variety of national level economic, political and social changes in a country. Some of those changes could be positive for a country, such as possibilities for economic growth and democratization, while other changes might be negative, including rising inequality and material losses for parts of a …

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Dr. Jennifer Lander- “The State has forgotten its reason for being”? A socio-legal analysis of extractive development and state transformation in Mongolia

Abstract: Since the post-socialist transition in the early 1990's, Mongolia’s mineral wealth has been consistently promoted as the key to the country’s economic development. Over the past twenty-five years, national policy-makers and legislators in Mongolia have sought to create a legal and institutional framework for mining to attract foreign investment, whilst also addressing developmental priorities …

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Björn Reichhardt – Down the Road: Contested Infrastructures of Development, Tourism and Pastoral Dairying

Synopsis In 2015, the construction of a paved road connecting Khatgal, a village located on the shores of Lake Khövsgöl in northern Mongolia, with Mörön and Ulaanbaatar led to a flood of tourists and, concomitantly, a depletion of groceries and cash. Since then, Khatgal has become a promising seasonal destination for thousands of Mongolian and …

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Dr. Timothy May – Military Integration in Mongol Warfare: The development of Combined Arms Warfare in the Mongol Empire

Synopsis Armies of the Mongol Empire are typically imagined as vast armies of nomadic horse archers. While this is true and it always remained the core component of the Mongol military in any part of the empire, the Mongol military used a variety of different units based on the operational theater and the availability of …

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A. Enkh-Amgalan – Building Sustainable Livelihoods for Herders: Applying Integrated Approach and Pilot Testing Results

synopsis Livestock herding is major economic activity & social safety net for poor Mongolians accounting for 12% of GDP and 30% of employment. It is also the second largest contributor of GHG emissions accounting for around half of them. The Government targets to reduce GHG from livestock herding has failed mostly due to a lack …

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Information Session: ACMS Mongolia Field School 2019

Presenter: Dr. Charles Krusekopf | ACMS founder, board member, and faculty lead for the school This information session is intended to share details and answer questions related to the ACMS Mongolia Field School 2019, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. ACMS founder, board member, and faculty lead for the school, Dr. Charles Krusekopf, will introduce …

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ACMS Speaker Series – Desiring the City: Cinema and Ideology in Socialist Mongolia

Synopsis In a letter to Lunacharsky dated February 1922, Lenin wrote: “You must always remember that of all of the arts the most important for us is cinema.” During the 1960s in the Mongolian People’s Republic, cinema was used as a mode of enchantment and ideological argument for urbanization in a traditionally nomadic culture. During …

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ACMS Speaker Series – Protecting Yourself from Ulaanbaatar’s Air Pollution

Synopsis Smart Air is a social enterprise providing education and cost-effective air purifiers to combat air pollution. They run workshops to raise awareness of air pollution. Join this workshop to learn about: An inspirational story of how a social enterprise is helping thousands breathe clean air! How air pollution impacts our health, and what we …

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5th Annual ACMS Tsagaan Sar Workshop for Beginners: Traditions and Customs Explained

Is this your first winter in Mongolia? Are you wondering how to conduct yourself during Tsagaan Sar? Fear not. For the 5th year in a row, ACMS is organizing a Tsagaan Sar Workshop to introduce the customs and traditions to those unfamiliar with this special holiday. Tsagaan Sar is a family festival, which is celebrated …

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Speaker Series – Isaline Saunier

Synopsys Her research focuses on the reinterpretation and reinvention of "traditional" clothing in contemporary Mongolia. Why are we so attached to them in Mongolia? What are its place in Mongolian society today? For example, the deel is the primary garment of the Mongols, it can be described as a dress-coat, consisting of a collar, long sleeves, and a single-breasted …

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