Pieter Friedrich is an author specializing in analysis of historical and current affairs in South Asia.
Friedrich engages with issues such as human rights, supremacist political ideologies, ethnonationalism, politicization of religion, authoritarian government structures and policies, state-sponsored atrocities, and the need to unify around doctrines of liberty. Above all, he’s interested in replacing politics of hate with politics of reconciliation.
A frequent speaker at universities, he has lectured at Columbia University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, Carleton University, and St. Stephens College. A staunch advocate for religious liberty and interfaith cooperation, he has spoken at mosques, gurdwaras, churches, and viharas.
He has traveled and lived in Europe and Asia.
His speeches and writings have been translated into French, German, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and other languages.