Mongolia, travel, international development
My environmental work has increasingly assumed an international dimension, an odd twist in a career that began with civil rights and poverty law, moved into teaching, and now is expanding into international trade and both international and domestic environmental law. The world of international environment and development lead inevitably to travel. My work in the past year has meant Honduras, Portugal, Spain, Ecuador, and Colombia--with Russia and perhaps China, Malaysia, and Thailand looming on the horizon. But last August when I arrived in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, and stood beside the statue of national hero and Marxist liberator Choibalsan, I knew I hadn't been deposited from my clunky Aeroflot flight into the middle of Kansas.
David R. Barnhizer, Welcome to Mongolia: From Genghis to Gingrich, 7 Law Notes 18 (Spring 1998)