Thursday, September 27, 2012

NEWS: Speech by President Elbegdorj at Harvard

His Excellency Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia — and former HKS student - will return to the Kennedy School for a September 21st Forum.
The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics is Harvard’s premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate. The Forum regularly hosts heads of state, leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media.

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Before an excited Forum audience, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj talked about Mongolia’s increased free-market enterprise, commitment to freedom of speech and strengthening of its economy. The President spoke about Mongolia’s recent unprecedented economic growth due to its resources and how it has shaped Mongolia’s democracy. The President discussed his unyielding devotion to the protection of Mongolia’s freedoms and its democracy. Finally, as a formidable opponent against corruption, the President talked about the need for transparency and anti-corruption measures as a means to protecting Mongolia’s future. Harvard Kennedy School Dean, David T. Ellwood, moderated the Forum and provided the President’s introduction.