Clinton with President Elbegdorj in a photo released by the Mongolian government July 7.
Mongolia, a former satellite of the Soviet Union, was in the news July 9 when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the minerals-rich country that borders China.
During a speech in Mongolia’s capital of Ulan Bator, Clinton praised the country as a model of how a democracy can rise from a former authoritative state. “To those who doubted, Clinton said, “Let them come to Mongolia.”
The New York Times reported that Clinton also met president Tsakhia Elbegdorj in a ceremonial yurt, which is the traditional home of nomadic herders.
The Obama administration is backing a bid by Peabody Energy to develop a massive coal project in Mongolia in a competition with a Chinese company.
Prior to launching Venn Strategies, Silverman was a senior advisor at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and an associate in Citibank’s global finance unit.