UCL Anthropology


Advisory Board

Haltar Batsuuri

Haltar Batsuuri

Haltar Batsuuri holds a Master of Science in Political Economy from LSE, and works as Editor-in-Chief for "The Analyst" Journal of Political Economy. More recently, Haltar Batsuuri created the The Mongolian Institute of Development and Economic Studies.

Email: haltarb@yahoo.com

Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa

Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa

Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa (Jargal) is an independent media person. He is a host of Interview DeFacto on NTV, Eagle and National TV Mongolia http://jargaldefacto.com.

He writes weekly columns on current economic, polictical and social issues in Mongolian and English daily newspapers Unoodor and UB Post. He also runs live radio show evern wed on FM98.9 Ulaanbaatar.

He contributes to public opinion formation in the country through wide range of formal and social media.

He has been working as a Executive in banking and financial institutions, public office and tourism and petroleum sectors. His public works include Mongolians for Fair Taxes and Wise Spending, Mongolian taxpayers' association (President), MONPECC, the Mongolian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (General Secretary), Chair of Silk Road Foundation, President of Economic club of Ulaanbaatar. He is President of Moscow State University Mongolian Alumni. He served as President of MASA (Mongolian Association of State Alumni). 

Badruun Gardi

Badruun Gardi

Badruun Gardi is a civil society leader in Mongolia with a deep interest in issues of national development. He is an advisor, and former executive director, of the Zorig Foundation. Zorig Foundation is a local non-governmental organization that focuses its work on three main areas: good governance, youth and education, and community development. He has previously been an adjunct fellow at the Urban Communities Research Center for Asia at the Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. Badruun serves on the boards of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mongolian Association of State Alumni, and AIESEC Mongolia. He is an alumnus of the Asia Foundation Development Fellowship and the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Badruun is a graduate of Stanford University, where he studied Psychology and Communication.

Email: badruun@gmail.com


Dashdemberel Ganbold is a lawyer and an attorney. He graduated from the Musical and Dance College, Ulaanbaatar, as a music teacher and later received a bachelor degree in law from Otgon Tenger University, Mongolia. Dashdemberel Ganbold worked as a legal advisor in the Liberty Center, NGO from 2004 to 2006, Ongi River Movement NGO from 2006 to 2008. He has also been serving as a lawyer and advocate in the United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes (UMMRL) since 2009. Dashdemberel Ganbold drafted the law with the long name and made changes in the law of natural conservation to issue a right to NGOs and citizens to claim the natural damages from responsible people and organizations.

Dashdemberel Ganbold can be reached at dashka_1102@yahoo.com

Delgermaa Tsend


Founder of 'Let's protect our Onon river' Environmental NGO, Women's rights activist and life coaching for women who live in countryside.

Director of Onon basin Authority, Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism from 2013-2015 

Ph.D Candidate in Communication, Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture 

Master of Linguistics and Literature, Mongolian National University 

Email: dene999@yahoo.com

Dorj Shurkhuu

Dorj Shurkhuu

Dorj Shurkhuu is currently a Co-applicant of British-Mongolia joint project - 'Entangled Lines: Railways, Resource Booms, and Transnational Politics in Mongolia' - a British Academy funded international network and mobility project between the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (Cambridge University), and former Institute of International Studies (Mongolian Academy of Sciences) /2013-2015/

Dorj Shurkhuu is also the Coordinator of Mongolian Side of the Russian-Mongolian joint project - Mongolian world in terms of cooperation between Russia and East Asia in the XX - XXI centuries- Russian Foundation for Humanities funded Research project Between Buryat Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and former Institute of International Studies (Mongolian Academy of Sciences) /2015-2017 Dorj Shurkhuu holds a PhD degree in history from the Institute of History, Mongolian Academy of Sciences

Email: shur121@yahoo.com

Manduul Nyamandeleg

Manduul Nyamandeleg

Since 2008, Manduul Nyamandeleg has held many positions at the Ministry of Finance, Financila Policy Department. He is currently Head, Financial Markets and Insurance Division. In 2007 he also worked as National Consultant, Public Investment Manager, Ulaanbaatar for the Governance Assistance Project financed by the World Bank to assist government in improving efficiency and effectiveness of public finance management.

Manduul Nyamandeleg will shortly obtain a Master of Business Administration from Brandeis International Business School, Waltham, MA

Email: manduuln@gmail.com