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Pratt accepting award

Dick Pratt receives a certificate and medallion during a conference in Mongolia.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Public Administration Program Director and Professor Dick Pratt received two awards for his work in Mongolia.

On September 20, Pratt became an honorary professor at the National Academy of Governance in Ulaanbaatar for enhancing the quality of its teaching and research. The academy is the institution responsible for educating current and future public leaders and civil servants in Mongolia.

He also received a certificate and medallion conferred by Academy Rector Chuluubaatar on behalf of the nation’s president for contributions to the country’s transition to democracy. Pratt was a co-convener and keynote speaker for a conference in Mongolia on the challenges and opportunities of democracy.

Pratt’s work focuses on strengthening public institutions in transitional settings and the reform of public higher education. He has been working in Thailand since 1996 and in Mongolia since 2002.

“I have been extremely fortunate to develop relationships with wonderful colleagues in Mongolia, and to work closely with them on projects aimed at strengthening their public organizations and their graduate education on behalf of their evolving democracy,” said Pratt.

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