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PODCAST | Robert Bedeski | Roots of the Mongol State: Genghis Khan’s Survival and Pragmatism (5.18.2017)

May 24, 2017

Robert Bedeski, Affiliate Professor at the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, draws lessons from the life of Genghis Khan that provide insight into how states and societies form. In this lecture, Dr. Bedeski talks about his research and discusses what “The Secret History of the Mongols” can tell us about life and security today.

Dr. Bedeski’s new book, “Genghis Khan – Sustaining Existence” is available to read via the UW ResearchWorks Archive, located here:…/1773/38457

Dr. Bedeski is an Adjunct and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria and an Affiliate Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies.