Anita M. Weiss
Professor of Internaitonal Studies
University of Oregon
(541) 346-3245

Recent Public Talks (past eight years)
*Interviewed by major media organizations regarding myriad issues concerning Pakistan, ongoing; recent print media includes: L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, New York Times, Washington Post, and World Press Review; radio interviews include NPR, KPFA, Chicago Public Radio, KBOO, “Sunday at Noon” on KLCC, WPKN (Connecticut), Uprising Radio, NPR @ SUNY Stony Brook, The Breakfast Club (Jamaica), Voice of the Cape (Capetown, S.A.), Revista Semana (Colombia), KPOJ, Netherlands press, Air New Zealand, and Voice of America; recent television interviews include al-Jazeera and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), 14 April 2009, News 1 Islamabad, 3 February 2010, and Jamhoor with Javed Jabaar Samaa TV, 7 February 2010
*Discussion of Interpreting Islam, Modernity and Women’s Rights in Pakistan Karachi Literature
Festival, February 2017; Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University,
30 October 2015
*“Women’s Rights in Pakistan” Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), 17 August, 2015
A Brief History of Pakistan (partition onward)” and “Women in Pakistan” in Muslims in a Global Context mini course , University of Pittsburgh, November 17–18, 2012
*"Crisis and Reconciliation in Swat, Pakistan, through the Eyes of Women" Cascade Manor, Eugene, November 7, 2012
*“What's happening in Pakistan? Understanding Muslim concerns about Western Depictions of the Prophet” Eugene Delta Rotary presentation, October 19, 2012
*“Crisis and Reconciliation in Swat, Pakistan: Seen through the Eyes of Women” Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, October 11, 2012
*"Understanding Women's Rights and Blasphemy in Islam" Keynote lecture at the 2012 LIFE Community Interfaith Breakfast, Hilton Hotel, Eugene, September 21, 2012
*After the Taliban and the Megaflood in Swat: The Challenges of Reconciliation and Rebuilding Lives" Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, 1 March 2012
Legal Reforms and Women's Rights in Pakistan” Karachi Literature Festival, invited by Oxford University Press, 11-12 February 2012
The Impact of US Foreign Policy on Domestic Politics in Pakistan” OLLI (Olsen Lifelong Learning Institute), University of Oregon, 18 November 2011
*“The Impact of US foreign policy and drone use on the Internal Dynamics inside Pakistan” Lane Community College, 24 October 2011
*“Crisis and Reconciliation in Swat, Pakistan, through the Eyes of Women” Middle East/South Asia Studies, UC Davis, October 8, 2010
“Women in Islam” George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, October 4, 2010
*“Nation-Building in Pakistan: Women's Rights, the Rule of Law, and the Lessons of Swat" presented at Rutgers University, 9 March 2010
*“Moving Forward with the Legal Empowerment of Women in Pakistan?” presented at the Seminar on South Asia, Columbia University, 8 March 2010
*“Confronting Miltarism: Democracy vs Empire” Lane Peace Symposium 2010, Lane Community College, March 5, 2010
*“Iraq & AfPak: an Analysis of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan-Pakistan” Community Conversations Series, University of Oregon, March 2, 2010
*“Pakistan and Afghanistan: Connecting the Problems and the Solutions” OLLI (Olsen Lifelong Learning Institute), University of Oregon, 11 November 2009, and at the University of Oregon Knight Law School, sponsored by CALC (Community Alliance of Lane County), 12 November 2009
*“The Crisis of the State in Pakistan” Dubai School of Government, May 11, 2009
*“Women’s Rights in Pakistan” Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C. February 17, 2009

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