Ulaanbaatar forum IV


1-2 MARCH, 2012
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Organized by:
The Mongolian Development Research Center
Supported by:
The Japan Foundation
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia
The Institute of International Studies, Mongolia

Conference Agenda
March 1-2,  2012

February 29: Wednesday
Arrival of foreign guests in Ulaanbaatar

March 1: Thursday

9:30-10:00    Registration

10:00-10:15    Opening remarks by H.E. Gombojav Zandanshatar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Mongolia

Beforenoon:    General Session
Chair: Dr. Tsedendamba Batbayar, MDRC Board Chairman

10:15-10:35     Geopolitics of Mongolia: Security and Cooperation Issues  presented by Prof. L. Haisandai , Director, Institute of International Studies, Mongolian Academy of Sciences

10:35-10:55     Potentials and Challenges of the Regional Cooperation in the Northeast Asia:   
                        The choice by the Heilongjiang province, presented by Prof. Da Zhigang, 
                         Heilongjiang Academy of Social Sciences, China

10:55-11:15     The Re-Emergence of the United States in the Asia-Pacific: Increasing Stability
                          or Increasing Tension, presented by Prof. Edgar Porter, Ritsumeikan Asia-
                         Pacific University, Japan

11:15-11:35    Tea Break

11:35-11:55    Japan’s Policy towards Asian Regionalism, presented by Dr. Hiroyuki Fujimaki, Tokai University, Japan

11:55-12:15    Mongolia’s External Relations since 2000-Present, presented by Prof. Udo Barkmann, Germany

12:15-12:35    Irkutsk province of the Russian Federation: Steps Towards Mongolia
                         Dr. E. Lishtovannii, Representative of the Irkutsk, Russian Federation

12:35-12:55    Cultural and Educational Exchanges Between the ROK and Mongolia,
                       presented by Prof. Choi Gi Hko, President, Ulaanbaatar University

12:55-13:20    Discussion

13:20-14:30    Lunch

Afternoon:      Session on Resources

Chair: Dr. S. Lhagva, Board member of the MDRC

14:30-15:00    Special Presentation: Mongolia’s Mid-Term Economic Priorities
                        presented by Dr. Ch. Hashchuluun, Minister of National Development and
                        Innovation, Government of Mongolia

15:00-15:20    Development Strategy of Mineral Resources, Mongolia  presented by Mr. P. Ochirbat, Former President of Mongolia

15:20-15:40    Study on the economic and trade cooperation between Jilin Province of China , and Mongolia, presented by Dr. Shen Yue, Jilin Academy of Social Sciences,

15:40-16:00    Government Policy towards Resource Development:
                        presented by Mr. Damba, Mining Association, Mongolia

16:00-16:30    Discussion

16:30-16:50                     Tea break

Session on China

16:50-17:10    Stability under Destabilization: The Current Situation of the Chinese
                        Communist Party ,presented by Prof. Masaharu Hishida, Hosei University, Japan

17:10-17:30    Economic and Trade Free Zone in Heilongjiang Province: Experience and
                         Lessons,  presented by Dr. Zhang Xiujie, Heilongjiang Academy, China

17:30-18:00    Discussion

18:30-20:00    Reception 

March 2: Friday

Beforenoon: Session on Transporation Issues
Chair: Dr. L. Nyamtseren, Board member of the MDRC

10:00-10:20    Transportaion Issues in Mongolia,  presented  by Mr. Gotov, Former Ambassador
                       to Canada

10:20-10:40    Coal transportation in Mongolia, presented by J. Narantungalag,

                        Ministry of Infrastructure, Government of Mongolia

10:40-11:00    Tea break

Beforenoon:      Session on Environment Issues
Chair: Dr. B. Bathishig, Ambassador, Board member of the MDRC

11:00-11:20    Innovation Strategy of Environment Policy of the Mongolia,
                       presented by Mr. Ts. Banzragch,  Director-General, Department of Sustainable Development and Strategic Planning, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Government of Mongolia

11:20-11:40    Balancing the Act: Development and the Protection of Natural Systems in Asia,
                       presented by Prof. Ken Arii, Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University, Japan

11:40-12:00    Green Development- Our Future
                        presented by Prof. Ts. Adiasuren, Director, Eco Asia College of Environment

12:00-12:20    Discussion period

12:20-13:00    Concluding Session

Closing remarks and adjournment

March 3, 2012

Departure of participants


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