2017 Mongolia Update: Sustainable Futures

Welcome to the 2017 Mongolia Update, themed “Sustainable Futures.”

The 2017 Mongolia Update will be held at The Australian National University on 23 June, 2017. The Mongolia Update is aimed at informing Australian government, business and academic specialists, as well as the interested general public, of recent developments and trends in Mongolia’s politics, economics, society, culture and environment. The update covers analysis on Mongolian politics, international relations, economy and mining by top policy makers, scholars and analysts from Mongolia and Australia.

The conference will be hosted by the ANU Mongolia Institute, supported by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, the School of Culture, History and Language, and the Embassy of Mongolia to the Commonwealth of Australia. Registrations are now open.


9:00 Welcome

Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU

9:15 Opening

His Excellency, Mr Chuluunhuu, Ambassador of Mongolia

9:30 Analysis on the challenges in Mongolian economy

Chair: Prof. Li Narangoa , School of Culture History and Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Speaker: Mr. Bold-Erdene Yadamsuren, Deputy Director of the Asia Pacific Department, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia

10:30 Morning Tea

11:00 Diversification of the Mongolian Economy and Challenges

Chair: Brian Thornton B.Ec, F.Fin, Co-Founder of Xanadu Mines
Speaker: Mr Tsogtgerel Bayanjargal , Former Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Industry, Mongolia

12:00 Opening the Resources Future of Mongolia Through Data

Chair: Dr Eva Papp, Mongolia Institute, ANU Research School of Earth Sciences
Speaker: Dr Andy Barnicoat, Chief, Community Safety and Earth Monitoring Division, Geoscience Australia

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Sustainable Development of Mongolia, and Whither from Here?

Chair: Dr Natasha Fijn, Mongolia Institute, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Speaker: Dr Chanrav Burenbayar, Editor-in-Chief The Mongolian Observer

14:50 Mongolian Nomadic Culture - Is it Sustainable?

Chair: Dr Jack Fenner, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Speaker: Enkhtsatsar Tugs-Aldar, Director of The Karakorum Heritage Foundation

15:40 Afternoon Tea

16:10 History panel in memory of Igor De Rachewiltz, the Secret History of the Mongols

Chair: Prof Daniel Kane, Macquarie University, Sydney
Speakers: Professor Buren Batu, College of Mongolian Studies, Inner Mongolia University; Professor Borjigin Wulan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

17:30 Conclusion

Professor Li Narangoa, Director of Mongolia Institute, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

17:45 Reception and book launch - Hosted by the Australian Centre on China in the World

Joro’s Youth by Igor De Rachewiltz and Li Narangoa; launched by Daniel Kane. Registration is free and essential via Eventbrite.


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Event details




Date & time

Friday 23 Jun 2017



HB1, Hedley Bull Centre, 130 Corner Liversidge St and Garran Rd, Australian National University


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