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Historian Morris Rossabi has been awarded by Certificate of Merit from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Mr. V.Enkhbold, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, has received Professor Morris Rossabi, well-known historian and mongolist living in New York City, on occasion of his 80th birthday, in the Mission of Mongolia.   

During the meeting, Permanent Representative V.Enkhbold presented Morris Rossabi with a Certificate of Merit from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and a “Golden Gerege” commemorative souvenir in recognition of his valuable contribution to the development of Mongolian studies and the promotion of Mongolian history and culture in the United States and beyond.

Morris Rossabi is an American historian specialized in Chinese and Central and Inner Asian studies. He is currently a Senior scholar and adjunct professor at Columbia University and also a Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College who has been teaching courses such as The Mongols in History and History of the Mongols.

Morris Rossabi is a well published author of dozens of books and articles. Mongolians know well his books “The Mongols and Global History” (W.W. Norton, 2010), “Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists” (University of California, 2005), Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times (University of California, 1988) and others.

At the same time, diplomatic staff of the Mission of Mongolia to the United Nations also had a meeting with Morris and Mary Rossabi and was acquainted with their life and research works.