Mongolia experienced a multitude of challenges in recent years, ranging from natural disasters to COVID-19, to multiple protests, to repercussions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Serving as the American Ambassador to Mongolia, Ambassador Klecheski has a wealth of firsthand knowledge of Mongolia’s responses to managing these crises. His responsibility to strengthen the strategic partnership manifested in unique and exciting methods that engaged Americans and Mongolians alike. In this upcoming webinar we will discuss how this partnership progressed under his guidance and what we think the trajectory may be for the future. Ambassador Klecheski will provide his perspective on Mongolia-US relations while reflecting on both the challenges and accomplishments of the recent past. He will then take your questions.
This event is a part of YCAPS' "Mongolia Connect Series" and is co-sponsored by the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), and Friends of Mongolia (FOM)
Please send questions for Ambassador Klecheski to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 June.
On August 13, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Michael S. Klecheski to be the next United States Ambassador to Mongolia. He was confirmed by the United States on January 2, 2019.
Ambassador Klecheski earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy from Columbia University. He served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan from 2013 to 2015 and in other overseas assignments in Russia, Iraq, Switzerland, and Poland.
For Ambassador Klecheski's full bio, please see the YCAPS event page.