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 2020 Book Prize

AIPS is excited to announce the winner of the 2020 Book Prize competition as SherAli Tareen for his book "Defending Muhammad in Modernity" (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020)

Dr. Hafeez Malik (1930-2020)

Dr. Hafeez Malik, political science scholar, social activist, and one of the founders of AIPS, passed away this past Monday.

Prof. Malik will be greatly missed by all. To read more about his life and extensive contributions, please read the article below.


TechWomen Program

Eileen Brewer and Cathy Simpson recently finished their TechWomen program that included a series of over 30 talks, workshops, and sessions on topics relating to women in STEM and entrepreneurship from February 26 to March 12 in Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan. The TechWomen program is part of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' initiative to increase technical literacy and STEM training among women across the world.

AIPS Statement on COVID-19

AIPS is monitoring the constantly evolving situation with COVID-19. At this time we have not made any decisions regarding the cancellation or alteration to planned programming. Updates will be posted on the AIPS website and Facebook page, and applicants will be emailed directly. Please take any necessary precautions and follow CDC and WHO guidelines.

BULPIP-AIPS 2020 Program

The Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS) is accepting applications for its Fall 2020 intensive Urdu language immersion program based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan. The application deadline is February 14, 2020. Apply now!

Application details for US citizens

Application details for non-US citizens