Dec 16 Event: Mongolia FAQ

Mongolia Lecture Series
Program on Inner Asia
Institute of Asian Research
UBC

A Panel Presentation

FAQ Mongolia: Some Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions on (Mining) Policy

Friday, December 16, 2011
16-18h
UBC Robson Square
Room C.485

Supported by

The event is free and open to the public.

Mongolia has been hailed as the next mining investment Eldorado at several moments over the past decade. Much of the current interest is linked to the Oyu Tolgoi gold/copper project and the bidding for Tavan Tolgoi, a large coal project. While international investors explore opportunities in Mongolia, Mongolians grapple with the implications of a mining boom. Beyond the immediate economic implications, a mining boom will bring rapid and far-reaching ecological and social change to Mongolia. Members of our panel will present observations on contemporary Mongolia rooted in on-going research and consulting projects.

Some of the questions we will address will be:

  • The Mongolian government wants to overcome charges of corruption. How can governance be improved?

Hon. Jim Abbott PC
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation (retired)

  • How is the mining boom affecting the macroeconomic stability and competitiveness of Mongolia?

Dr. N. Bolor
Freelance Consultant, Toronto, Canada
Formerly Associate Professor, National University of Mongolia and Policy Analyst, Mongolian National Mining Association

  • How have recent policy shifts in Mongolia shaped environmental management in the mining sector?

Kirsten Dales
MSc Candidate, Master in Environmental Management
Royal Roads University

  • What role are environmental movements playing in Mongolia’s civil society?

D. Byambajav
PhD Candidate, Sociology
Hokkaido University, Japan

  • How is China viewed in Mongolia?

J. Mendee
MA Asia Pacific Policy Studies
MA Candidate, Political Science
UBC

  • How stable is Mongolian democracy? What likelihood is there for radical change in the political context of economic development?

Dr. Julian Dierkes
Associate Professor and Coordinator, Program on Inner Asia
UBC

About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is a sociologist by training (PhD Princeton Univ) and a Mongolist by choice and passion since around 2005. He teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He tweets @jdierkes
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