Subject: Speaker Series - Dr. Kent Calder and Dr. Alicia Campi June 19th, 5:30 pm, American Corner- Natsagdorj Library

ACMS Speaker Series

Eurasia's Place in the World Today and Why It Matters to Mongolia 

Dr. Kent Calder
Assistant Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS/Johns Hopkins
University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Alicia Campi
President of The Mongolia Society.
5:30 PM, Thursday-June 19th, 2014, American Corner, ULAANBAATAR 
Main entrance of Natsagdorj Library.

The last decade has seen a rise in political and economic integration across the Eurasian continent from Turkey to Japan.  Dr. Calder is one of the leading researchers on this trend of continentalism in the region. He will explain its link to transport and energy flows and as a response to the rise of China and other national actors, and why developed nations on the periphery, such as Japan, South Korea and the U.S., are increasingly affected.  

Dr. Campi will discuss Mongolia`s reaction to this development and attempts to position itself in the region.  Dr. Calder also will introduce his Reischauer Center at SAIS Johns Hopkins University to interested Mongolian students and Dr. Campi will explain the role and work of The Mongolia Society in promoting Mongolian Studies in the U.S. 
About the Presenter  

 Speaker: Dr. Kent Calder

Dr. Calder is currently Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS/Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Before arriving at SAIS in 2003, he taught for twenty years at Princeton University, and also as Visiting Professor at Seoul National University, and Lecturer on Government at Harvard University. Calder has served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan (1997-2001), Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (1989-1993 and 1996); and as the first Executive Director of Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, during 1979-1980. Calder received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1979, where he worked under the director of Edwin O. Reischauer. A specialist in East Asian political economy, Calder has spent eleven years living and researching in Japan, and four years elsewhere in East Asia. His most recent work is The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-First Century Eurasian Geopolitics (Yale, 2012).
Speaker: Dr. Kent Calder

President of The Mongolia Society since 2007, is a Mongolian specialist and a former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer who served in Asian posts (Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and Mongolia) and the U.S Mission to the United Nations in New York. She received her A.B. in East Asian History from Smith College in 1971 and obtained an M.A. in East Asian Studies with a concentration in Mongolian Studies from Harvard University in 1973. . Dr. Campi received a Ph.D. in Mongolian Studies with a minor in Chinese in 1987 from Indiana University. In July 2004 she was awarded the ’Friendship” Medal by Mongolian President N. Bagabandi and in 2011 received the “Polar Star” (Mongolia’s highest medal) from President Ts. Elbegdorj. In September 2007 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the National University of Mongolia. Dr. Campi has published over 90 articles and book chapters on contemporary Chinese, Mongolian, and Central Asian issues. She advises financial institutions on investment issues, particularly in the mining sector.

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