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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Future of Study Abroad & Difficulties in Determining Students' Safety

Protesters throw rocks at the Egyptian military outside the American University of Cairo in 2011. Many colleges in the U.S. have suspended study-abroad programs in Egypt because of unrest in the region.

The following in an excerpt of a recent article in The Atlantic entitled, 'After Terror in France and Unrest in Turkey, Schools Grapple with whether to send Students Abroad' that came out on July 20, 2016.

AIPS Board and EC Member, Professor Matthew A. Cook recently published a book!

Annexation and the Unhappy Valley
The Historical Anthropology of Sindh’s Colonization
Matthew A. Cook, North Carolina Central University

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