Monthly Archives: April 2013

Presidential Election Timetable

April 22: Announcement of election date (June 26, 2013) April 22: suspension of transfer of citizens’ residential registration May 3-12: nomination of candidates May 5-29: citizen notification May 13-17: submission of candidates’ documents May 18-20: decision on candidate registration May … Continue reading

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Mongolian Bling

On April 27, the Projecting Change Film Festival screened Mongolian Bling, an award-winning documentary about Mongolian hip hop. Benj Binks, the Australian director of the film, happens to be in town for a couple more days, so I’ve invited him … Continue reading

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Community of Democracies

Canadian engagement and Mongolian democracy on the eve of the ministerial conference of the Community of Democracies. Continue reading

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Presidential Election Observation

I am very much hoping to be in Ulaanbaatar again to serve as an election observer for the presidential election, what would be my fourth national election in Mongolia. The election is scheduled for June 26 and President Elbegdorj will … Continue reading

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Seeking New Name for our Blog

Searching for a new, more permanent name for our blog… Continue reading

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Guest Post: Musical Mobility and Continued Dialogues Between City and Countryside in Urtyn duu

Sunmin Yoon’s guest post on Mongolian long-song. Continue reading

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Mongolie : « démocratisation libérale » et luttes pour la justice sociale

My article titled Democratization and the Struggles for Social Justice in Mongolia was translated and published in the “The State of Resistance in the South”: An annual critical overview of social movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The volume … Continue reading

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Mongolian Pop Culture: Live from UB

Lauren Knapp recently sent us this description of her project on contemporary Mongolian music: Documentary filmmaker, Lauren Knapp spent most of 2012 living in Ulaanbaatar attending just about every rock concert she could. She was researching and filming her forthcoming … Continue reading

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