Author | Activist
Pieter specializes in analysis of historical and current affairs in South Asia. He engages with issues such as human rights, supremacist political ideologies, ethnonationalism, politicization of religion, authoritarian government structures and policies, state-sponsored atrocities, and the need to unify around doctrines of liberty.
Speaker | Traveler
Pieter has lectured at Columbia University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, Carleton University, and St. Stephens College. A staunch advocate for religious liberty and interfaith cooperation, he has spoken at mosques, gurdwaras, churches, and viharas. He has traveled and lived in Europe and Asia.
In the midst of a society dominated by the caste system and foreign invasions, new leaders arose to introduce a philosophy and lifestyle which captivated the simple-hearted, brought human dignity to the downtrodden masses, and continues to impact the Indian Subcontinent.