U.S. Fulbright Specialist Consults With National Statistical Office of Mongolia and National University of Mongolia

From November 21 to December 5, 2015 Fulbright Specialist Dr. Jay Nathan worked at the National Statistical Office (NSO) of Mongolia and Business School of the National University of Mongolia (NUM). Dr. Jay Nathan, a faculty member at St. John’s University in New York City, holds MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati and has taught full-time at St. John’s since 1993.

At NSO, Dr. Nathan met with administrators to discuss its critical role in Mongolia’s business and economy. Also, he delivered lectures on strategic management for NSO staff, provided recommendations on book writing, and compiled data for the forthcoming book, “Mongolian Economy and Business.”

At NUM, Dr. Jay Nathan met with Dean of Business School Batnasan and President of NUM Bat-Erdene to discuss his research on business culture and entrepreneurship in Mongolia. Additionally, Dr. Nathan lectured the students on business and entrepreneurship and assisted in the publication process of a book on Mongolian economy and sustainable economic development.

“During my visit to the Parliament building, I learned a great deal about Mongolian history….  I found that Modun Chanyu practiced the art of international diplomacy in 198 BC by forging a treaty with the Han Dynasty. Diplomacy and protocols are very much a part of Mongolian tradition” said Dr. Nathan. He continued, “I am very, very grateful to my hosts, for their deeper knowledge, hospitality and kindness shown.  I am grateful for this Fulbright Scholarship, and I am truly transformed by this Fulbright experience.”

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to consult on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad. To learn more about the Fulbright Specialist Program, click here.