You are here

Anita Weiss | University of Oregon

Dr. Anita Weiss participated in a University of Oregon Webinar on Monday, May 3rd to discuss her recently published book, "Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices." Find a recording of the event here!

Webinar description:
"This talk discusses Dr. Weiss’s book, Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Action, Local Voices, which identifies and analyzes the impact of the various ways in which local people are responding, taking stands, recapturing their culture, and saying ‘stop’ to the violent extremism that has manifested over the past decade in Pakistan. Local groups throughout Pakistan are engaging in various kinds of social negotiations and actions to lessen the violence that has plagued the country since the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan which let loose a barrage of violence that overflowed into its borders. In so many ways, Pakistanis are engaging in powerful actions that transform how people think about their own society, impeding extremists’ rants while acting on envisioning alternative futures."

Dr. Weiss's book is available at

Thursday, May 13, 2021