Welcome to AIPS

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a bi-national research and education organization with a mission to promote academic study of Pakistan in the US and to encourage scholarly exchange between the US and Pakistan.

It is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, autonomous organization and a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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AIPS Summer 2016 Newsletter!

AIPS 2016 Newsletter

The online version of the 2016 AIPS Newsletter is ready for circulation! Thanks to all AIPS members and staff who made this newletter possible. 

AIPS 2016 Newsletter


2016 University of Michigan Pakistan Conference: Infrastructure and its Discontents in Pakistan

The 6th annual Pakistan Conference, organized by the Organization of Pakistani Students and the Center for South Asian Studies, was held on April 8, 2016. The panelists, academics and artists from both Pakistan and the United States, focused on the theme of infrastructure and development. From the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to the jungle of flyovers and underpasses in Lahore, the development of infrastructure in Pakistan has rapidly transformed the country’s landscape. This process has been accompanied by both critique and approval within Pakistani society.

Video about Trending Pakistan: A History Workshop is now live!

In April 2016 AIPS sponsored a workshop entitled, Trending Pakistan: A History Workshop, which was hosted by 

AIPS Sponsored Conference, 'Trending Pakistan'

AIPS sponsored a conference entitled,Trending Pakistan: A History Workshop on April 28 & 29, 2016. This conference was held and organized by Arizona State University. For the full program please see the attached poster: 


Conference Poster

AIPS Announces Call for 2016 Junior Scholars Conference!

American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) is pleased to announce its second Annual Junior Scholars Pakistan Studies Conference, which will take place as a pre-conference to the 45th Annual Conference on South Asia. The conference will be held on Thursday October 20, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. This one-day conference is expected to bring together junior scholars who are based in the social sciences and the humanities primarily in the US academia (no Citizenship requirement).