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 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).

Secrets of the Kashmir Valley, new book on Pakistan

Dr. Farhana Qazi (an AIPS Individual member) published a new book on Pakistan, "Secrets of the Kashmir Valley".

“Qazi skillfully connects us to the intense, complex and remarkably strong women of Kashmir…Rich with detail, this powerful book provides emotional insight into this divided region.”-ROSS KAUFFMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNNING DOCUMENTARY BORN INTO BROTHELS AND PROJECT KASHMIR

AIPS scholarly activities in Pakistan

AIPS scholars and AIPS-sponsored and co-sponsored events are highlighted in the recent newsletter from the Pakistan Institute for Development Economics!

Please view the PIDE newsletter.

AIPS Member Publishes Book

AIPS Member Dr. Audrey Truschke, publishes book, Culture of Encounters Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

A Message from AIPS President, Kamran Asdar Ali

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

It is with much sadness that I share this news.  Intizar Husain—the author of numerous short stories, several novels, essayist and much more passed away on February 3, 2016 in Lahore about a short illness. He was 93. 

His works were compiled in STORY IS A VAGABOND, AIPS supported summer 2015 issue—of Manoa.