Western Washington University hosts a two-day celebration of Mongolia during its “Mongolia Days,” Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6, on Western’s campus, sponsored by Western Libraries, Woodring College of Education, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Center for International Studies.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Charles Krusekopf, executive director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies and director and associate professor of the Royal Roads University School of Business in Victoria, B. C. gives a talk in Wilson Library Presentation Room on “Natural Resource Development in Mongolia: The Impacts on Culture, Environment, and Government.”
At 5 p.m. Wednesday in Western’s Old Main Theatre, the “Mongolian Celebration” will feature opening remarks by Acting Consul General Dorj Bayarkhuu, the Mongolian Consulate of San Francisco; and performances by Mongolian musicians Adilbish Badmaanyambuu and Bold Chimedregzen.
The celebration concludes at 7 p.m. with a special screening of “Remote Control,” a film about a runaway living on a roof in Ulaanbataar who finds a lonely woman and embarks on a mission to intertwine their fate. All events are free.
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Western’s commitment to Mongolian Studies education is exemplified by the Mongolia Collection at Western Libraries, Western’s partnerships with Mongolian universities, and Western’s community connections. Details: 360-650-3051, Connie.Mallison@wwu.edu.