2017

THE 11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MONGOLIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

“MONGOLIA – US RELATIONS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE”

 Hosted by 

THE MONGOLIAN CULTURAL CENTER

in partnership with

THE EMBASSY OF MONGOLIA  

with contributions from 

Library of Congress

 Tsahim Urtuu North America NGO

Mongol-American Cultural Association

Pyramide Granite LLC (Mr. Delgertsogt Manaljav and Mr. Olziikhuyag Dash)

Dr. Sanj Altan

JANUARY 27-28, 2017

The Embassy of Mongolia

2833 M Street NW, Washington D.C, 20007

 

AGENDA (TENTATIVE)

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

 

09:00      Registration & Breakfast

10:00      Opening Remarks

 

               H.E. Altangerel Bulgaa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United States of America

Piper Campbell, Ambassador

               Saruul-Erdene Myagmar, President, the Mongolian Cultural Center

 

10:30      US Mongolia Relations

 

Alicia Campi (Mongolia Society)    

30 years of US-Mongolian Relations–Trends

 Bolor Lkhaajav, University of San Francisco

The Significance of Mongolia’s Third Neighbor Foreign Policy 

            Luvsanjamts Davaanyam (Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Mongolia)

            *Contribitions of Buddhist Monks for the Mongolia-US Relations

 

12:00      Special Paper 

Alimaa Jamyansuren – Peregrine Academic Services

Exploring the Significance of Values-based Leadership Development in Mongolian Higher Education

 

12:30      Lunch        

After lunch Conference moves to the Library of Congress.

10 1st Street, SE, Thomas Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion

Metro Station – South Capitol, Orange, Blue and Grey Line

 

14:00      KEYNOTE SPEECH (AT THE WHITTALL PAVILION, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

 

 

H.E. ALTANGEREL BULGAA, Ambassador of Mongolia

JOHN W. WILLIAMS – Professor of Political Science, Principia College 

The First Draft of History has a Poor Memory: The Dilowa Khutughtu in American Journalism

 

15:30      Introduction for Mongolian Collection in Library of Congress Asian Division, LJ150

               Susan Meinheit, Asian Division, LOC. 

18:00      Reception in Honor of Conference Participants

               Hosted by H.E. Altangerel Bulgaa, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States of America

 

Performance by:

 

Singer: Saran Erdenebat (Mongolian Cultural Center) and

Morin khuur player: Khatanbold Urlagbaatar

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

 

09:00      Breakfast 

10:00      History 

               Nancy Steinhardt – University of Pennsylvania

               A Tomb in Bayannuur

Christopher Atwood – University of Pennsylvania

               Petya Andreeva – University of Pennsylvania

New Scenes from the Xiongnu Times: The Khawtsgait Petroglyphs

              

11:00      MONGOLIAN COMMUNITY IN THE US presented by Tsahim Urtuu, North America

 

Borchuluun Yadamsuren – Columbia College

Online News Consumption Habit in Mongolian American Community

Jagdagdorj Erkhembayar – TUNA, Borchuluun Yadamsuren – Columbia College

*Critical Discourse Analysis of Social Media Communication in Mongolian American Communities

 

 

12:00      Lunch

 

               “Blue eye of the Space” Art exhibition by 

                Tsolmon Damba , renowned Mongolian artist. 

12:30      Live Demonstration of Mongolian Art by Tsolmon Damba

 

13:30      Philology

Simon Wickhamsmith – Rutgers University

About the New Theater (1921-1938)

               Saruul-Erdene Myagmar – Mongolian Cultural Center

Category of ‘Unpleasantness’ in Mongolian Language  

Tsendjav Dolgorjav – National University of Mongolia

               *About the “Sutra for Greeting Five Snout Animals” 

Wang Hao, Peking University

*Ts. Damdinsuren and Mongolian Literature Studies in 20th Century

 

15:30      Buriatia and Inner Mongolia

 

Melissa Chakars – Saint Joseph’s University

Promoting High Culture and Good Behavior in Late Soviet Buryatia

Larisa Khalkharova , Buryat State University

The Buryat literature in the context of literary process in the beginning of the XXI century 

Anran Wang – Cornell University

Between Communist Doctrine and Nationalist Agendas: Writing Reform in Inner Mongolia, 1954-1980 

              

17:00      Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks 

 

Note: Asterisks (*) denote presentations that will be in Mongolian. All other papers will be presented in English