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September 17, 2008

Dr. Anita Weiss Discusses “Militant Islam and Women’s Rights in Pakistan” September 24

The Oregon Review of International Law kicks off a new tradition of lunchtime talks, beginning at noon Wednesday, September 24, in Knight Law Center 243, with Dr. Anita Weiss discussing “Militant Islam and Women’s Rights in Pakistan.”

Weiss is a professor in the International Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon, and the director of the graduate degree program in International Studies and the liaison for the MA/JD concurrent degree program.

Professor Weiss specializes in Pakistan, South Asia, and comparative Muslim societies. Her recent books include Power and Civil Society in Pakistan (2001), which she co-edited with S. Zulfiqar Gilani and the 2nd edition of Walls within Walls: Life Histories of Working Women in the Old City of Lahore (2002). She has a long-standing involvement with the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, on which she serves as the Institutional Trustee from the University of Oregon.

For more information on this event, please contact Natalie Duke.

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