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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Sponsored Pakistan Lecture Series

Zahid Hussain will be lecturing April of 2014 at Sarah Lawrence College, Monmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin. Hussain is a senior editor for Newsline Magazine, columnist for Dawn and correspondent for newspapers such as The Times of London, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal. The Economist is also the sponsored Pakistan Lecture Series speaker for 2013-14. 

North Carolina Central University-North Carolina State University conference, co-sponsored by AIPS

Title: Contextualizing Pakistan: From Within and Without
Date: April 4-5, 2014

A joint North Carolina Central University-North Carolina State University conference, co-sponsored by AIPS, was organized to highlight the continued importance of key issues in the research of social sciences and humanities in Pakistan. This two-day conference is to crystallize new directions in the study of the country.  It will examine how interconnections between local, regional, national and global forms of identity—both within and outside of South Asia—impact what it means to be “Pakistani.”  The conference will also explore questions concerning how these interconnections can shape the humanistic and social scientific study of Pakistan in the 21st century.

Conference on Pakistan at Monmouth College, co-sponsored by AIPS

Date: April 7-9, 2014

Monmouth College has organized a two-day conference on Pakistan to take full advantage of speaker Zahid Hussain’s visit! This interdisciplinary conference will have presentations on contemporary political and social issues, as well as music performances and a presentation on film and literature in Pakistan.

AIPS Sponsored Workshops

AIPS has received funding from the US Embassy for a series of three workshops in four different subject areas, where the same participants attend all three workshops within one particular series. Three series of workshops are scheduled for the upcoming months.

Sarah Lawrence Conference, co-sponsored by AIPS

Title: Site Re-Envisioning Pakistan: The Political Economy of Social Transformation

Date: April 4-5, 2014

Website: www.re-envisioningpakistan.org

We would like to inform and invite you to an international conference on Pakistan to be held at Sarah Lawrence College this spring.  The conference aims to bring together a range of diverse perspectives to examine historical realities and current challenges facing Pakistan.