Guests Online

Speaker Series: Tony Burchill

Research The Quantum Mechanics of Writing a Novel

April 28th, 2015 - Starting 5:30 PM

Location: American Corner, Ulaanbaatar Public Library

Tel: 976 7711-048

Quantum mechanics is the science of the very small: the body of scientific principles that explains the behaviour of matter and its interactions with energy on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles.

Tony discusses the pain and pleasure involved in the process of writing his grunge novel LA911 and looks towards his next novel set in Mongolia which he hopes to be a thriller.




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.

ACMS Mongolia Cultural Heritage Fellowship Deadline April 30th

 Active ImageThe American Center for Mongolian Studies is pleased to announce a new fellowship program offering for 2015-2016: the Mongolia Cultural Heritage Research Fellowship Program. This program is made possible by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation (http:/ / )

The 2015-16 Mongolia Cultural Heritage Research Fellowship Program will support up to four fellows (two long-term fellowships of up to 9 months, and two short-term fellowships of 1-3 months) to carry out advanced graduate or post-doctoral research on topics related to the preservation of Mongolia's Cultural Heritage.


ACMS Annual Meeting, Poster Session, and Reception in Chicago, March 27th, 2015

Please join us for our Annual Meeting, coming up on Friday, March 27th, 2015! This year's meeting will be in Chicago, in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annual meeting at the Chicago Sheraton Inn & Towers (301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL). As usual, a reception, cultural program, and poster session will be held after the membership meeting, and our events are free and open to public as well as all interested parties. Registration to AAS is not required for our event.

Meeting highlights will include:

  • Organizational and program updates from three directors: Marc Tasse (Resident Director in Ulaanbaatar), David Dettmann (US Director in Philadelphia), as well as from Charles Krusekopf (ACMS Executive Director)

  • Cultural performance with local Mongolian performers

  • A poster session including the following topics: “Public Participation in Democratic Processes in Mongolia”, “State Ownership and the Development of Natural Resources in Mongolia”, “Violence Against Women in Mongolian Movies”, “Xu Shuzheng and the Reversion of Mongolia in 1919”, "Technology transfer and the story the Ohio diesel engine at Mongolian National Railways"

ACMS Annual Meeting, Poster Session, and Reception
7:30pm Friday, March 27th, 2015
Chicago Sheraton Inn & Towers (downtown Chicago), Erie Room (2nd floor)

All are free and open to public and all interested parties. Registration to AAS is not required. Hope to see you there!

Speaker Series: Anne-Camille Souris

Research on ecology of the Mongolian khulan/wild ass and engagement of local communities to enhance protection of this species and its habitat.

 March 24th, 2015 - Starting 5:30 PM

Location: American Corner, Ulaanbaatar Public Library

Tel: 976 7711-048

In this presentation, Anne-Camille Souris will introduce about the current status of this species in Mongolia, she will talk about her research on the Mongolian khulan’s ecology and about some of her findings, and she will also present the actions conducted by her non-profit organization (Association GOVIIN KHULAN) and its partners in the southeast Gobi to enhance protection of the Mongolian khulan, such as engagement of local park and volunteer rangers and communities in conservation actions.


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