A delegation from Western spent the first week of October in UlaanBaatar, Mongolia, meeting with partner institutions to further develop a variety of projects. Provost Brent Carbajal, Dean of the Libraries Mark Greenberg, and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement Vicki Hamblin, met with the Presidents of the National University of Mongolia and the Mongolian National University of Education then attended ceremonies, banquets, and a traditional music and dance concert in celebration of NUM’s 75th anniversary.
The delegation also met with the director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies, which offers logistical support and fellowships for faculty working in Mongolia. These partnerships have already resulted in the exchange of librarians from both countries, in Western hosting Mongolian English instructors as well as Mongolian language and culture instructors, and in Western faculty and students conducting learning and research projects in Mongolia.
The John C. Street Endowment supports Western’s partnerships in Mongolia.