Mongolia’s Changing Role in Eurasian Affairs

Conference Video Part I – Introduction and Panel featuring Munkh-Ochir Dorjjugder, Dr. Alicia J. Campi and Dr. Michael J. Green

Conference Video Part II – Disucssion with Batchimeg Migeddorj and Q & A


Glen E. Howard
The Jamestown Foundation


“Mongolia’s Competing Regional Identities: Between Eurasia and the Pacific”
Munkh-Ochir Dorjjugder
Visiting Fellow,
Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution

“Mongolia’s Foreign Policy Vision for Eurasia”
Dr. Alicia J. Campi
U.S.-Mongolia Advisory Group and The Mongolia Society

“Why America Should be a Good Third Neighbor to Mongolia”
Dr. Michael J. Green
Senior Adviser, Japan Chair
CSIS and,
Associate Professor,
Georgetown University


Batchimeg Migeddorj
National Security Advisor to the President of Mongolia

Participant Biographies:

Batchimeg Migeddorj

After a decade with the Institute for Strategic Studies of Mongolia, Batchimeg Migeddorj was appointed to her current position advising the President of Mongolia on national security issues and working closely with the Mongolian National Security Council to ensure coordination among relevant public agencies. While on her Eisenhower fellowship, she researched topics related to U.S. defense and foreign policy, US-China and US-Russia relations, as well as the advancement of US-Mongolia bilateral relations.

Munkh-Ochir Dorjjugder

Colonel Munkh-Ochir Dorjjugder is the visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies. In Mongolia, he is currently an associate senior reserach fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies, a defense and security policy think tank operating under the aegis of the National Security Council. He previously served as the Director for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Defense and Director for Intelligence Analysis of Mongolia’s General Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of the National University of Mongolia (B.A. in History and M.A. in Political Science) and U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. (M.A. in National Security Stuides). A graduate of the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, HI and George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, two regional centers affiliated with the US regional commands, since 2007 he has been the executive director of APCSS Mongolian Alumni Association. Between 2003 and 2007 he was editor of the Mongolian Journal of Strategic Studies quarterly and Regional Security Issues and Mongolia working paper series. He also had lectured at the National University of Mongolia’s School of Social Science and School of Foreign Service.

Dr. Alicia J. Campi
Dr. Alicia Campi, a former U.S. diplomat, fluent in Chinese, who served at posts in Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York City, and Ulaanbaatar, has been an American leader in all aspects of relations with Mongolia for many decades. Since 1991 she has been President of the U.S.-Mongolia Advisory Group, her own consultancy firm dedicated to Mongolia, and in 2007 she was elected has been President of The Mongolia Society of Bloomington, Indiana which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. She received an A.B. in East Asia History from Smith College, M.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and Ph.D. in Mongolian Studies (Department of Central Eurasian Studies) from Indiana University.  While serving in Tokyo in the mid-1980s, Dr. Campi conducted preliminary negotiations leading to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mongolia. In July 2004 she was awarded the “Friendship” Medal by Mongolian President N. Bagabandi for her contributions to U.S.-Mongolia bi-lateral relations, and September 2007 she received an Honorary Doctorate from the National University of Mongolia. Dr. Campi in 2009 published a book on The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Political Relations in the Twentieth Century and has written extensively on contemporary Sino-Mongolian and Mongolian-Eurasian strategic and political issues.

Dr. Michael J. Green

Dr. Michael Green is a senior adviser and holds the Japan Chair at CSIS, as well as being an associate professor of international relations at Georgetown University. He previously served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council (NSC), from January 2004 to December 2005, after joining the NSC in April 2001 as director of Asian affairs with responsibility for Japan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand. Dr. Green speaks fluent Japanese and spent over five years in Japan working as a staff member of the National Diet, as a journalist for Japanese and American newspapers, and as a consultant for U.S. business. He has also been on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and a senior adviser to the Office of Asia-Pacific Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He graduated from Kenyon College with highest honors in history in 1983 and received his M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS in 1987 and his Ph.D. in 1994. He also did graduate work at Tokyo University as a Fulbright fellow and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a research associate of the MIT-Japan Program. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Aspen Strategy Group. He is also vice chair of the congressionally mandated Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and serves on the advisory boards of the Center for a New American Security and Australian American Leadership Dialogue and the editorial board of The Washington Quarterly.

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Mongolia’s Changing Role in Eurasia