30 years after: What is at stake for Mongolia’s democracy?

Date: 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Suite 160S, Room 105, 124 Mount Auburn St.

You're invited to a student-organized event about the future of democracy in Mongolia. 

Thirty years after the fall of communism and the transition to democracy, Mongolia is at a crossroads of continuing on a democratic path or backsliding in a region where authoritarian influence looms large. Domestically, the Mongolian government is faced with many challenges such as increasing socioeconomic inequality and corruption and an inability to engage with youth, low-income communities, and other disadvantaged groups through the political processes. During this discussion, guest speaker Dolgion Aldar, a Mongolian sociologist, will expand on this nexus of democracy and socioeconomic inequality in Mongolia. 

About Dolgion Aldar

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy

Ms. Dolgion Aldar is a research professional focused on promoting evidence-based policy-making and social cohesion in Mongolia. She is a former CEO and current board member of the Independent Research Institute of Mongolia, one of Mongolia’s preeminent think tanks that promotes independent research and analysis of governance and social issues in the country. For her dedication to promoting democratic governance in Mongolia, Dolgion received the Asia Foundation’s Development Fellowship in 2018. Dolgion holds master’s degrees in Political Science from the University of Manchester and in Sociology from the National University of Mongolia.