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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Happening Now: US-Pakistan Lecture Series

AIPS members may be interested in this lecture series passed along by Dr. Iqbal Akhtar, AIPS trustee and US Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence in Lahore: "The Collaborative Online Interactive Learning (COIL) sessions are part of the current Fulbright capacity-building project through UMT’s Department of Political Science and International Relations (DPSIR) and Florida International University. This series of lectures will host a scholar from the United States with a Pakistani scholar who will serve as a discussant with students from both countries participating in dialogue.

AIPS-OUPP Submissions due December 1st

The AIPS-OUPP scholarly reprint series focuses on reprinting humanities and social science monographs and edited volumes for sale in Pakistan. Prospective applicants must be individual AIPS members or scholars from an AIPS member institution. Submissions are accepted biannually; the next deadline is December 1st, 2021. Applicants must contact AIPS to confirm eligibility prior to applying. Find more information on the AIPS-OUPP page. 


Writing Pakistan: Literature, Nationhood, and Identity

AIPS sponsored the panel "Writing Pakistan: Literature, Nationhood, and Identity" at the 2021 Annual Conference on South Asia. The panel, organized by Mushtaq Bilal (PhD candidate, Binghamton University) investigates the relationship between Pakistani literature, nationhood, and identity by bringing together established scholars and graduate students working on Pakistani literature.

Call for Papers: University of Michigan CSAS

The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan is pleased to launch its Call for Papers for the conference “In and Out of South Asia: Race, Capitalism, and Mobility.” The conference will take place virtually on February 25-26, 2022.

AIPS Welcomes New Institutional Members

AIPS would like to welcome our three new institutional members for 2021-2022! Dr. Michael Hirsch (Huston-Tillotson University), Dr. Anna Stirr (The University of Hawai'i at Manoa), and Dr. Sabrin Beg (The University of Delaware) will serve as the new AIPS Trustees.