Ken Friesen, Ph.D.
School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences
- Ph.D., International Relations, American University, 1999
- M.A., International Studies, American University, 1992
- B.A., Fresno Pacific College, 1984
I teach at Fresno Pacific University because I believe in the Fresno Pacific Idea. I believe that we as an institution are called to be a prophetic Christian liberal arts school in the Anabaptist/ Mennonite tradition. I have a passion to help students catch a vision for serving in God's Kingdom and to better understand God's world. I enjoy exploring the world and interacting with other cultures, learning from and appreciating the variety of experiences and ideas around us, and I wish to share this enjoyment with others.
- Energy, Economics, and Ethics, London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020.
- A Mennonite Call to Simplicity. Direction 49, No. 1 (Spring 2020): 42-51.
- Kenneth and Frances Martens Friesen, “Finding Those Who Missed the Plane: Bringing Study Abroad to First Generation and Underrepresented Students,” Paper Presented at International Studies Association Annual National Convention, February 2017.
- "Exploring diversity in Vietnam and India" with Kenneth Martens Friesen in Fresno Pacific University (2011)
- "The silver bullet syndrome and the future of energy alternatives" Fresno Pacific University (2008)
- A History of 50 Years of Mennonite Central Committee Service in Vietnam: 1954 - 2004, published in English and Vietnamese by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Vietnam publication for 50th anniversary celebration of MCC Vietnam, August 2004
- "Working with the 'Ascending Dragon': MCC and the Role of Civil Society in Vietnam Today," in MCC Peace Office Newsletter, January-March 2003
- "Civil Society in the Land of the Ascending Dragon," in Local Ownership, Global Change: Will Civil Society Save the World, edited by Roland Hoksbergen and Lowell M. Ewert, published by World Vision International, 2002
- "Damming the Mekong: Plans and Paradigms for Developing the River from 1951-1995," unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, American University, 1999
Ken Friesen interviewed for article on making cities car-free
Ken Martens Friesen writes about his book on global energy transition
Ken Martens Friesen book reflects on the environment and economics
FPU welcomes new faculty