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 Co-sponsored Conference 'Cinema & Transnationalism in Pakistan and South Asia: Regional Histories'!

Cinema and Transnationalism Workshop

AIPS Co-sponsored Conference ‘Cinema and Transnationalism in Pakistan and South Asia: Regional Histories’ was organized by Dr. Esha Niyogi De (UCLA) and Dr. Ali Khan (LUMS) and hosted by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS on September 1-2, 2016. This conference brought to Pakistan the South Asian Regional Media Studies Network (SARMSNet).  This cross-border initiative fostered collaborative scholarship on the histories of cinema and media shared by Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.

AIPS received the US Dept. of Education Title VI Overseas Research grant for FY 2016-2020!

 AIPS is pleased to announce that it has received the Title VI Overseas Research grant for the FY 2016-2020 from the US Department of Education ($65K/year for four years). This grant will be used to support the AIPS overseas centers in Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan.

AIPS Board Member, Prof. Manan Ahmed Asif recently published a book!

A Book of Conquest: the Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia
Manan Ahmed Asif, Columbia University

AIPS Sponsored Conference, Video Recordings available!

Watch the recordings of the sessions conducted during the AIPS Sponsored State, Society and Democracy in the Postcolony Conference online here

Prof. Saeed Shafqat at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!

Prof. Saeed Shafqat, Founding Director, Centre for Public Policy & Governance, Forman Christian College, Pakistan gave a talk on 'Perceptions, Realities, and the Changing Dynamics of US- Pakistan Relations' at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prof. David Gilmartin, North Carolina State University, Prof. Charles Kennedy, Wake Forest College, Prof.