The ACMS Speaker Series are organized in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and the Natsagdorj Library and provides an important platform for researchers engaged in Mongolia to share their experiences and findings with the public. The event promotes information exchange on a variety of subjects related to Mongolia and is free and open to the public.

Presenter: Bjorn Reichhardt, PhD Student at the Central Asian Seminar of Humboldt University of Berlin

Title of Presentation: Down the Road: Contested Infrastructures of Development, Tourism, and Pastoral Dairying

Date: May 7, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Lander, Lecturer in Law at De Montfort University of Leicester (UK)

Title of Presentation: “The State has forgotten its reason for being”? A socio-legal analysis of extractive development and state transformation in Mongolia

Date: June 12, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Enkh-Amgalan A, Center for Policy Research

Title of Presentation: Building Sustainable Livelihoods for Herders

Date: April 2, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Timothy May, University of North Georgia

Title of Presentation: Military Integration in Mongol Warfare: The development of Combined Arms Warfare in the Mongol Empire

Date: April 10, 2019

Presenter: Kristen Pearson | Fulbright Fellow at the Mongolian National Museum

Title of Presentation: Objects in an Ecosystem: The Ethnoarchaeology of Mongolian Hide and Fiber Crafts

Date: December 18, 2018

Speaker: Christian Sorace, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado College

Title of Presentation: Desiring the City: Cinema and Ideology in Socialist Mongolia

Date: March 5, 2019

Presenter: Bayarsaikhan Jamsranjav, PhD, head of the Research Center at the National Museum of Mongolia

Title of Presentation: First Migration East to West: Conflict Between Two Major Cultures of the Mongolian Late Bronze Age

Date: November 20, 2018


Dr. Ariell Ahearn | Course Director for the MSc/MPhil in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance and a departmental lecturer in the School for Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford

Stephen Lezak | Independent researcher and writer based at the University of Oxford

Byambabaatar Ichinkhorloo | a social anthropologist whose research explores the relationships between humans, society and environment in postsocialist Mongolia

Title of Presentation: Introducing the Gobi Framework Project: Mediation Model for Sustainable Infrastructure Development’

Date: December 18, 2018

Presenter: Thalea Stokes | University of Chicago

Title of Presentation: Hip Hop Scene Among Mongols in Mongolia and China: Witnessing the Development of a New Tradition throughout the Mongolian Diaspora

Date: October 22, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Agnes Birtalan | Eötvös Loránd University

Title of Presentation: Black and Yellow Shamans in Mongolia in the 1990’s (On the Basis of Field Research Among the Darkhats and Oirats)

Date: November 6, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Bryan Miller | University of Oxford

Title of Presentation: In Search of “Commoners” in the Xiongnu Empire

Date: September 19, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Chantsallkham Jamsranjav

Title of Presentation: Herders’ indicators and ratings predict rangeland conditions in three Mongolian ecological zones

Date: October 2, 2018

Presenter: Dr. William Taylor | Postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany

Title of Presentation: Recovering Mongolia’s Frozen Past: Understanding Taiga and Alpine Prehistory

Date: August 21, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Bristley | Affiliate researcher, UCL Anthropology’s ‘Emerging Subjects’ project

Title of Presentation: The ‘festival of forty thousand horses’: number and value in the Mongolian countryside

Date: September 4, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Julia Clark | The founder of NOMAD Science, an Associate Director for Bioregions

Title of Presentation: Looting and Climate Change Threats to Mongolian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Date: June 5, 2018

Presenter: Sanchir Jargalsaikhan | Political scientist, activist, and development policy specialist

Title of Presentation: Environmental Governance in Mongolia: Challenges and Prospects

Date: June 19, 2018

Presenter: Kim Dupont-Madinier | Fulbright Research Fellowship

Title of Presentation: Energy Efficient Gers for the Ger Districts

Date: May 8, 2018

Presenter: Jonathan Addleton| Executive Director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies | Former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia

Title of Presentation: Mongolia and the United States: First 150 years

Date: May 22, 2018

Presenter: Petya Andreeva | PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department

Title of Presentation: Fantastic Beasts on the Eurasian Steppes: The Politics of Burial Regalia in Iron Age Funerary Art along the Mongolian steppes and further west

Date: March 6, 2018

Presenter: Sam Bass | PhD candidate in History and Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University

Title of Presentation: The Bound Steppe: Notes on Enslavement in Qing Mongolia

Date: April 17, 2018