Virtual Speaker Series

As our live events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, we have begun offering our Speaker Series virtually.

The History and Scientific Legacy of Roy Chapman Andrews – Nov 19, 6:00pm PST, 9:00pm EST, Nov 20, 10:00am ULAT

Title: The History and Scientific Legacy of Roy Chapman Andrews (Register here) Date: Nov 19, 6:00pm PST; 9:00pm EST; Nov 20, 10:00am ULAT The November Virtual Speaker Series panel will focus on the American explorer, adventurer and naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews, who headed the Central Asiatic Expedition to Mongolia, which made important discoveries and brought the…

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Owen Lattimore – Oct 23, 6:00 am (PST) 9:00 am (EST) 2:00 pm (GMT+1) 9:00 pm (ULAT)

Title: Owen Lattimore, the Mongolist (Register here) Date: Oct 23, 6:00am PST; 9:00am EST; 2:00pm GMT+1; 9:00pm ULAT The October Virtual Speaker Series panel session will be on the renowned Mongolist Owen Lattimore, with speakers Dr. Caroline Humphrey, Dr. Judith Nordby, Dr. Saruul-Erdene Myagmar, and Mr. Evan Lattimore, and moderated by Dr. Marissa Smith. Dr. Humphrey will…

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Mongolian Politics – Aug 26, 11:00 pm PST / Aug 27, 2:00 pm ULAT / Aug 27, 6:00 am GMT

Title: Mongolian Politics (Register here) Date: Aug 26, 11:00 pm PST / Aug 27, 2:00 pm ULAT / Aug 27, 6:00 am GMT   This Virtual Speaker Series session will be on Mongolian politics, with speakers Dr. Julian Dierkes, Dr. Judith Nordby and Sanchir Jargalsaikhan (M.A.), and moderated by Dr. Marissa Smith. Dr. Julian Dierkes is an Associate Professor…

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Mongolian Buddhism in the Modern World – July 8, 6:30pm PT / July 9, 9:30am ULAT

Title: Mongolian Buddhism in the Modern World (Register here) Date: July 8, 6:30pm PT / July 9, 9:30am ULAT This Virtual Speaker Series session will be on Mongolian Buddhism in the modern world, with speakers Betsy Quammen and Manlai Chonos, and moderated by Dr. Marissa Smith. Betsy will discuss efforts to re-establish Buddhist sacred sites…

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Virtual Speaker Series Livestream 6/18 9:30pm EDT; 6/19 9:30am GMT+8

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Virtual Speaker Series Livestream 4/27 9:30pm EDT; 4/28 9:30am GMT+8

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Mongolian Buddhism in the Modern World

Betsy Quammen, Manlai Chonos, and Marissa Smith

On Attempts to Algorithmize Pastoral Production in Mongolia

Dr. Marissa Smith

30 years after Mongolia's democratic revolution

Dolgion Aldar

Deciphering Dinosaur Growth

Dr. Badamkhatan Zorigt

What is The Future of Mongolia’s Rangelands and Herders?

Daniel Miller

Presenter: Dr. Tsendpurev Tsegmid, Vanjil Art Institute

Title of Presentation: Early Contemporary Art in Post-Soviet Mongolia” Where is Green Horse Galloping now?

Date: November 19, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Gantulga Bayasgalan, Mongolian University of Science and Technology

Title of Presentation: Collaborations between MUST School of Geology and U.S. Universities

Date: December 27, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Batsaikhan Ookhnoi, Mongolian Academy of Sciences

Title of Presentation: Rethinking Mongolian History: Mongolian National Revolution of 1911 and The Last Emperor of Mongolia, VIII Bogdo Jebtsundamba Khutukhtu

Date: October 15, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Ryan Allen, Simon Fraser University

Title of Presentation: Air Pollution, Fetal Growth, and Early Childhood Development | An Update from the UGAAR Study

Date: November 5, 2019

Presenters: Ms. Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Mr. Jeffrey H. Falt

Title of Presentation: Novel “The Green-Eyed Lama”: English Edition

Date: August 16, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Saruul-Erdene Myagmar

Title of Presentation: What Happened in 1973? Attempts to Open Diplomatic Relations Between Mongolia and the US through Private Memoirs

Date: Sep 12, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Horne, Western Washington University

Title of Presentation: Globalization and Women’s Empowerment in Mongolia

Date: June 18, 2019

Presenter: Brian Goldbeck, U.S. State Department (ret.)

Title of Presentation: President Bush’s 2005 Visit: A Bilateral Relations Milestone

Date: July 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

Speakers: Dr. Ariell Ahearn, Mr. Stephen Lezak, and Mr. Byambabaatar Ichinkhorloo

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

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