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The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is an American Overseas Research Center (AORC) based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, that supports the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia. The activities of the ACMS include the development of academic resources, student and research support and the fostering of academic partnerships in all fields of study related to Mongolia.

The US Office of the organization is based at the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the US Director is David Dettmann (

The ACMS administers several program in Mongolia and in the United States. Conferences, special lecture events, research fellowship programs, an intermediate Mongolian language program, the Books for Mongolia program, and in 2016 the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute “Modern Mongolia: Heritage and Tradition Amid Changing Realities”

Please visit the ACMS website for more information about the organization: