Nicholas Kralev, a renowned author, journalist and entrepreneur, visited Mongolia on March 22-25, 2015. During his visit, he discussed journalism and diplomacy with groups including Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia officials, university students, journalists and members of the general public.
After arriving on March 22, he dined with Mongolian Association of State Alumni members who have experience in international relations., On March 23, Mr. Kralev’s programming included meeting with U.S. Embassy officers, holding a brown bag lunch, conducting a press and media training with staff members of the U.S., UK, Japanese, and Czech embassies in Mongolia, meeting with administrators and faculty of the National University of Mongolia’s (NUM) School of Foreign Service and speaking to students about the impact of American diplomacy in the 21st century. Finally, Mr. Kralev lectured about diplomacy at the American corner in Ulaanbaatar.
On March 24, Mr. Kralev met with administrators of the Graduate School of the University of Humanities’ School of Foreign Service and delivered a talk about the impact of American diplomacy in the 21st Century.” Later that day, he met with administrators, faculty and students from NUM and the University of Humanities; his talk focused on journalism, government and public policy.
On March 25, Mr. Kralev visited the NUM Business Consulting Center and delivered a lecture to a group of business professionals and students titled “Know Thyself: Rethinking Corporate Identity, Values and Soul.” Additionally, he lectured about media responsibility in public policy at the Press Institute of Mongolia. Mr. Kralev concluded his visit by meeting with Ambassador Bekhbat Khasbazar and Ambassador Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan to discuss diplomatic academy training at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), and spoke about the challenges of diplomatic practice and training to an audience of MFA officials and diplomats-in-training, as well as people from the Institute of International Studies of Mongolia, the Institute of International Studies of Mongolian Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Strategic Studies, the Mongolian National University, the School of International Relations and Public Administration.