Fellow Mongolia Focus Bloggers Marching Along in Academic Careers

Congratulations to two Mongolia Focus grad student bloggers!

  • MENDEE Jargalsaikhan passed his comprehensive examinations in Political Science at the Univ of British Columbia last week. The next step for him will be to write and defend a dissertation proposal to advance to candidacy for the PhD.
  • Brandon Miliate was awarded a US Dept of Education Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Burmese this summer while continuing his graduate studies in Political Science at the Univ of Indiana.

While continuing their focus on contemporary Mongolia, Brandon and Mendee are pursuing comparative research, so let’s all hope to read and learn more from them in the future as they deservedly revel in these important steps/successes.

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 toots @jdierkes@sciences.social.
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