Monthly Archives: January 2012

Canadian Bilateral Aid for Mongolia?

Would bilateral Canadian development aid instrumentally benefit Canadian mining interests? Continue reading

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UBC Lecture: Simon Wickham-Smith “Spiritual Ecology in Contemporary Mongolian Literature”

On January 26, 2012 Simon Wickham-Smith will be presenting a lecture on “Spiritual Ecology in Contemporary Mongolian Literature” at the University of British Columbia in UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program. Continue reading

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Economist: “Booming Mongolia – Mine, all Mine”

An article in the January 21 2012 edition of The Economist vividly describes Ulaanbaatar and Oyu Tolgoi in the winter of 2012. The story that some have been telling for some years, “Mongolia is the next Eldorado” is repeated here … Continue reading

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Symposium Presentations: Nature, People, and Mining in Contemporary Mongolia

Abstracts of presentations at symposium on “Nature, People, and Mining in Contemporary Mongolia ” at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Continue reading

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The Mongolian Tourism Industry and Obstacles to Maximizing Its Potential

Lack of co-ordination among players keeps Mongolian tourism industry from realizing its potential. Continue reading

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Symposium Program: Nature, People, and Mining in Contemporary Mongolia

An inter-disciplinary symposium on “Nature, People, and Mining in Contemporary Mongolia” will be held at Hokkaido University on January 20, 2012 and gather scholars from diverse areas of expertise (both natural and social scientists) to share expertise on the human-nature relationship in contemporary Mongolia. Continue reading

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End of “Non-Standard” Government

DP decides to leave governing coalition in Mongolia, exposing rifts between the two large parties. Continue reading

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10th International Congress of Mongolists

Report from the 10th International Congress of Mongolists, August 2011. Continue reading

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Mongolia FAQ: Presentations Summaries and Video Record

Listing of presentations at recent “Mongolia FAQ” panel presentation with links to summaries and (forthcoming) video record. Continue reading

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