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ACMS celebrates it's 10th anniversary

On May 21, 2014 the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Ulaanbaatar representative office with a reception and office grand opening event. The Mongolian Minister of Culture. Tourism and Sport, Oyungerel, offered congratulations to the ACMS for its many years of support for academic research in Mongolia, and its efforts to promote academic exchanges between Mongolia and international countries. US Ambassador to Mongolia Piper Wind Campbell offered her support for the ACMS, and noted that the US Government and US Embassy work closely with the ACMS to support academic research and exchanges between the United States and Mongolia. Representatives of several other countries, including Canada and Australia were also present to offer their congratulations.  ACMS Executive Director Dr. Charles Krusekopf noted, “The ACMS plays a key role in building knowledge about Mongolia in the world, and in bringing the world of knowledge to Mongolia.”  Dr. Krusekopf highlighted that the future of Mongolian Studies is bright, and interest in academic research in Mongolia has been growing in recent years.


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Speaker Series - Sas Carey from Nomadicare

Reindeer Herders in My Heart: Stories of Healing Journeys in Mongolia

Join Sas Carey as she discusses her calling to a remote community of nomadic reindeer herders in the northernmost reaches of Mongolia. Live her experiences and encounter the spirit world, truth, ancient ways of healing… and a strong hearth connection.


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Speakers - Kent Calder and Dr. Alicia Campi

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

Speakers :

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

Dr. Alicia Campi, President of The Mongolia Society since 2007

June 19th, 2014 - Starting 5:30 PM

Natsagdorj Libary - ACMS 2nd Floor presentation Room.

Tel: 976 7711-0486

ACMS Members and Fellows Profiles

The ACMS has a wide diversity of members and fellows who are conducting work on a variety of projects in many different fields of study. These profiles will give everyone a chance to see what their colleagues and fellow members are accomplishing.

Speaker Series - Dr. Bradley Rappa

Use of Documentary Film on Assessing Impacts to Mongolian Pastoralism

Speaker: Dr. Brad Rappa, Assistant Professor,
Roy H Park School of Communications, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies Department, Ithaca College

June 10th, 2014 - Starting 5:30 PM

Natsagdorj Libary - American Corner Presentation Room.

Tel: 976 7711-0486


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ACMS Celebrating its 10th Anniversary


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ACMS Education Survey / АМСТ Боловсролын судалгаа

The American Center for Mongolian Studies is preparing a report on the Mongolian education system.  Part of the report relates to Mongolians who have or are interested in studying outside of the country.  Please Fill out the appropriate survey based on your current condition.


Parent Survey       Student Survey       


Alumni Survey



  This Survey is open only to all Mongolians, both domestic and expatriate.  Please feel free to share this survey.






ACMS Annual Meeting March 28th, 2014 in Philadelphia


Reception, Cultural Program and Poster Session

Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, Grand Salon L

Friday March 28, 7:30-9:30pm


The ACMS will celebrate its 12th annual meeting and the 10th anniversary of its Ulaanbaatar office with a reception, cultural program, poster presentation and annual business meeting held in Grand Salon L of the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia from 7:30-9:30pm on Friday March 28, 2014. The meeting is held in conjunction with the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) annual conference. The ACMS reception and cultural program are free and open to all interested parties.

The cultural program will include Mongolian music and food, and is being organized in conjunction with the Mongolia Cultural Center (MCC) in Washington, DC. A poster display highlighting academic research and cultural topics related to Mongolia will be held during the reception. To propose a poster or display for the session, please send a brief abstract or description (no more than 250 words) to David Dettmann at before March 14th, 2014. Posters and displays will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Reception, Cultural Program and Mongolia Poster Session


Downtown Marriott Grand Salon L

The reception and poster session are free and open to the public. Mongolian food and drink will be available, along with Mongolian cultural performances. Posters and information tables will be displayed around the ballroom, and poster presenters will be available to discuss their research and cultural work.

ACMS Annual Membership Meeting – 8:00-8:30pm

Downtown Marriott Grand Salon L

The ACMS annual membership meeting will include an update on ACMS operations and programs with reports by ACMS President Bill Fitzhugh of the Smithsonian, ACMS US Director, David Dettmann, and Ulaanbaatar Office Manager Baigalmaa Begzsuren. 

For more information or directions, please contact the ACMS at

On the Move One Last Time

In true nomadic tradition, the ACMS has relocated several times during the last 10 years.  Through our partnership with local Universities, the ACMS has been located in  the National University Mongolia and the Mongolian University of Science and Technology.  Recently we have been in our temporary location at the Center 34 building. Just as Mongolia is becoming more urban and settled, the ACMS is now moving one more time to what will be our long term home. 

 Through the generous support of the Natsagdorj Ulaanbaatar Public Library, we will be located on the main floor, northeast corner of the Library, accessible by the East Entrance.  This new, larger space will house the ACMS admin office, library and resource center and GIS lab.  It will also be the home for the Books for Asia Program delivered in partnership with the Asia Foundation.

Starting on November 19th, the ACMS will be operating exclusively from the new location.  Come by and visit by following the link to the  new ACMS.

New ACMS Link

ACMS Office - Natsagdorj Library East Entrance

New Telephone Numbers:

ACMS:     976 7711 0486

Books for Asia:   976 7710 0486


ACMS Closed July 11 to July 20 for Naadam Holiday

The ACMS Ulaanbaatar office will be closed from July 11th to July 20th for the Naadam holiday.  Researchers requiring assistance during this period are asked to contact the Resident Director at or 9973 9869

Thanks for your cooperation and Saixan Naadaarai !!