EVENT: WWU hosts ‘Mongolia Days’ events May 5-6

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.

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.