Leslie Dienes

Professor Emeritus, Geography
Primary office:
(785) 864-5537
Lindley Hall, Rm. 205


Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Research Areas: Former USSR & East-Central Europe. Resources and regional socio-economic development

Current Projects

  • Regional contrasts in the socio-economic transformation of post-Soviet Russia. 
  • Hungary on the threshold of EU entry.

Courses Taught

  • Geog. 102: Principles of Human Geography
  • Geog. 594: Geography of the Former USSR
  • Geog. 794: Regions of the Former USSR

Selected Publications

  • Dienes, Leslie, Istvan Dobozi and Marian Radetzki, Energy and Economic Reform in the former Soviet Union. St. Martin Press, 1994. 
  • Energy and Mineral Exports from the Former USSR: Philosopher's Stone or Fool's Gold. University of Washington: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The Donald W. Treadgold Papers. August 1998. 
  • "Reflections on a Geographic Dichotomy: Archipelago Russia," Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 43, no. 6, 2002, pp. 443-458. 
  • "Perestroyka and the Slavic Regions," Soviet Economy, vol. 5, no. 3, July-Sept., 1989, pp. 251-275. 
  • "The Soviet Energy Policy," US Congress, Joint Economic Committee, Soviet Economy in a Time of Change, (Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 1979, pp, 197-230.

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