Associate Professor, Laurier University
Dr. Leonard G. Friesen is a Professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he has been since 1994. Friesen has been to Russia countless times, most recently twice since in 2017.He lived in Leningrad (then St. Petersburgh) with his wife and children in the time of Gorbachev, and has published books and articles on a wide range of topics in Russian history. Though not a woman himself (!) he has had many occasions to observe them, and to engage many in conversation with them over several decades. he looks forward to sharing some of his insights with CFUW.