Mongolia Institute Lunchtime Seminar - Mongolia election


Associate professor Julian Dierkes, Mr. Badamdash, Dr Byambajav Dalaibuyan, Professor Li Narangoa




Friday, 19 June, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00

The ANU Mongolia Institute will host a special panel in collaboration with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (University of British Columbia) ahead of the 2020 Mongolian election.

This is an online event held via Zoom. Please register at Eventbrite.

Mongolia will hold parliamentary elections on 24 June 2020. Mongolia introduced a democratic parliamentary system 30 years ago. Its move to a democracy has been considered to be relatively successful. Despite some voicing concerns with regard to running an election campaign during such an uncertain time, in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, Mongolia has decided to go ahead with the 2020 election campaigns, starting on 2 June. The Mongolian government has developed procedures for running the election to make sure social distancing is in place with campaigns mainly run online and through television networks.

The special panel will include commentary and an international perspective on the lead up to the 2020 Mongolian election.

Panelists include:

Associate professor Julian Dierkes, the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. Trained as a sociologist and Japan specialist, Julian has shifted some of his research attention to Mongolian democracy and mining governance for the past 15 years. He has been an election observer in the past six national elections in Mongolia. He is one of the principle bloggers at Mongolia Focus ( and tweets at @jdierkes.

Badamdash Dashdavaa, a director of the Parliamentary Research Institute. He was a lecturer at the Department of Political Science, The National University of Mongolia. He holds a Master’s degree in political science from Ohio University, the United States of America. His main research focuses on democracy and political psychology. Email: Twitter @dashkab

Dr Byambajav Dalaibuyan, Director, Mongolian Institute for Innovative Policies

Professor Li Narangoa, The Australian National University

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