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Mongolia Today: Modern Culture and Foreign Relations

Credit: United Nations

Program date: Tuesday, May 31st

Online program 4:30PM to 6:30PM (PDT) 

Azjargal Amarsanaa presented an introduction to contemporary Mongolia, allowing for a timely discussion about the challenges and opportunities it faces in a shifting geopolitical landscape.


Azjargal was University of Washington’s 2021-22 Fulbright Mongolian Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA).  Originally from Murun in Northern Mongolia, she teaches introductory Mongolian language classes at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

She earned her BA in English Linguistics (2012) and MA in Linguistics (2014) at the National University of Mongolia.  She also holds a BA in Foreign Language Teacher Education (2017) from the Mongolian National University of Education.  Prior to her appointment at UW, she worked as a public secondary school English teacher in Khuvsgal province for five years and founded the Murun Kids English Language Center to support public education.


Participants received free WA OSPI clock hours.

This program was sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington, and funded by a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).