On 22 and 23 June the “Nomadic Ethics and Intercultural Dialogue International Conference” took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

CEI-Iscte researchers Joana Roque de Pinho and Troy Sternberg, from the MYNA project “Mystical Natures: Exploring connections between environmental and religious changes in Mongolia”, attended the conference, together with the rest of the project team.

The conference was organised by the International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations (IISNC), in partnership with the Commission on Nomadic Peoples, the National University of Mongolia, the Mongolian Anthropological Association and UNESCO.

The conference built on ongoing debates and initiatives on the contributions of pastoralists and nomadic peoples to the future of our world, such as the International Year of Grasslands and Pastoralists and the Dana Declaration on Mobile Peoples. It brought together academics to critically question the discriminatory stereotypes propagated against nomadic peoples, which have labelled them as inherently unethical, immoral or uncivilised. Around 80 academics and researchers from more than 20 countries participated in the conference.

You can find more international news about the event here.