Subject: Speaker Series - Dr. Saruul-Erdene - September 10, 2019, 5:30 PM, Natsagdorj library

What happened in 1973: Explaining the Attempts to Open Diplomatic Relationship Between Mongolia and the US through private memoirs
Where: American Corner, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Saruul-Erdene
In the 1970s, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer William A. Brown came in contact with a diplomat from the People’s Republic of Mongolia. After the State Department decided to move ahead with opening a U.S. Embassy in Mongolia, Mr. Brown was sent to the University of Leeds in the UK to learn the Mongolian language and prepare to be the ambassador. But when the U.S. expressed interest in opening an embassy, Mongolian diplomats went silent. What happened?
The answer to this question lies in the memoir, “Unen Uchryg Oguulbees” (NEPKO Publishing, 2016), of a famous Mongolian diplomat, Yondon D. 

This lecture is based on the aforementioned book and in-person interviews with Mr. William A. Brown, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand from 1985 to 1988 and U.S. Ambassador to Israel from 1988 to 1992. Additionally, the presenter will share some documents of Dilowa Khutugtu’s attempt to establish relations between the US and Mongolia, in the 1930s.
About the presenter: Dr. Saruul-Erdene Myagmar
He has a PhD in Linguistics and works as Mongolian Specialist/Librarian in the 
Asian & Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress. He is also the Special Correspondent of the Daily News (Oedriin Sonin) in Washington D.C. 

He has previously been a Mongolian Language Instructor at the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State (2007-2019); Visiting Scholar at Indiana University (2002-2007); and Lecturer at the Mongolian State University of Education (1994-2002).
About ACMS:
The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting scholarship in Mongolian Studies. 
The ACMS Speaker Series are organized in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and the Natsagdorj Library and provides an important platform for researchers engaged in Mongolia to share their experiences and findings with the public.  The event promotes information exchange on a variety of subjects related to Mongolia and is free and open to the public.  
Thank you to the American Corner and the Natsagdorj Library for sponsoring this event!

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