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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Urdu Instructor Vacancy for Intensive Urdu Language Program in Pakistan

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan invite applications for appointment as full-time lecturer in the newly established BULPIP-AIPS Urdu Program in Lahore (Pakistan). The appointment is for five months (August 1 – December 31, 2017).

Review of AIPS sponsored book 'Story is a Vagabond' by Intizar Husain!

Intizar Husain’s name carries a sense of enigma. His book Story is a Vagabond, which was supported by AIPS is a selection of his translated stories, essays and dramas, originally published by the University of Hawaii Press in 2015. A valiant attempt to look at his personal evolution and the journey of his political and literary ideas, the volume reads like a perfect microcosm to his much bigger literary macrocosm — a well-placed window into his universe that helps to make sense of the man and the writer he was.

2016 AIPS Junior Scholars Conference on Pakistan!

October 20, 2016 -- The Madison Concourse Hotel

We invite all AIPS members and scholars interested in Pakistan Studies to attend!

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.