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A History of the Communist Purge Against Buddhism in Mongolia

October 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


OYUNGEREL TSEDEVDAMBA grew up a herder girl in Communist Mongolia. She received a scholarship to study planning economy in the USSR and, after the fall of communism, she earned a Master’s Degree in Market Economy in Russia. She subsequently received a Master’s Degree from Stanford University where she was a Fulbright Fellow. Oyungerel is an Eisenhower Fellow and a World Fellow of Yale University. From 2000 to 2004 she headed Liberty Center, at that time Mongolia’s most active human rights organization. She later served as Adviser to the Prime Minister of Mongolia and subsequently to the President of Mongolia on human rights and civic participation. In 2010 Oyungerel was elected president of the 90,000 member Democratic Women’s Union. In 2012 she won election to Mongolia’s Parliament and was appointed Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In 2015 Oyungerel was awarded the Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France for her efforts to end the death penalty in Mongolia and for her work in preserving and protecting Mongolia’s cultural heritage including the much-publicized Tyrannosaurus bataar case.

Lecture and discussion.