pieter friedrich

Journalist | Activist

Pieter is a freelance journalist specializing in analysis of historical and current affairs in South Asia. He 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. His writings have been translated into French, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, and more.

pieter friedrich - south asian affairs analyst

Speaker | Traveler

Pieter has lectured at many universities, including Carleton University, Columbia University, James Madison University, Stanford University, St. Stephens College, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, and University of Central Florida. A staunch advocate for religious liberty and interfaith cooperation, he has spoken at mosques, gurdwaras, churches, and viharas throughout North America. He has spoken alongside and/or been sourced by parliamentarians from Australia, Germany, and the UK. He has traveled extensively and lived at length in Europe and Asia.

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