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Newsletter Issue 2

Read about the latest events and research at the ANU Mongolian Studies Centre in the second issue of 'Mongolian Studies Newsletter'.

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Newsletter Issue 2

JargalDeFacto interview with
Professor Igor De. Rachewiltz

Jargal Dambadarjaa, one of the most well-known columnists of Mongolia, interviews Dr. Igor De. Rachewiltz (English with Mongolian subtitles).

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<em>JargalDeFacto</em> interview with <br>Professor Igor De. Rachewiltz

The Khan family tree

Visiting fellow Dr Baiying Borjigin is a historian and is currently researching the Jarud branch of the Khan family tree.

The Khan family tree

Norm entrepreneurs in Mongolia

Newly arrived visiting fellow Dr Maria Rost Rublee is investigating how advocates who seek to incorporate their normative judgments into policy have influenced nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.

Norm entrepreneurs in Mongolia

Environmental migration within Mongolia

Visiting fellow Dr Holly Barcus' current research includes the social and cultural implications of resource extraction and climate change-induced environmental migration within Mongolia.

Environmental migration within Mongolia

Human rights in Australia and Mongolia

Since the middle of last century, the United Nations has created a complex system of international human rights. PhD scholar Nara Ganbat's research is focusing on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Australia and Mongolia.

Human rights in Australia and Mongolia

The ANU Mongolian Studies Centre was founded in 2011 to provide a focus for the growing interest in Mongolia at the Australian National University and in Australia more generally. Historical relations between Australia and Mongolia have been sparse, but in recent years links between the two countries have grown in importance. Australia has significant involvement in the Mongolian mining and energy sectors, both countries have been involved in seeking solutions to security problems in Northeast Asia and an increasing number of young Mongolians obtain secondary and university education in Australia. Australia and Mongolia have expertise to share in handling climatic extremes, in animal husbandry and in heritage archaeology. The expansion of the Mongol empire under Chinggis Khan in the 13th century remains a pivotal event in world history which continues to catch the imagination of Australians.

The Mongolian Studies Centre hosts guest researchers working on Mongolia, organizes occasional seminars on Mongolian topics, provides a support network for Australian researchers on Mongolia and promotes Mongolian studies in Australia in general. It promotes active participation by government, business and the public in the Centre's activities.

Updated:  17 February 2014/Responsible Officer:  Head, Mongolian Studies Centre /Page Contact:  CHL webmaster