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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CAORC-AIPS Faculty Development Seminar

Applications are open for the "Religion and Culture in the Postcolonial City" seminar, occurring June 8-22. If you are a community college or MSI faculty member, this seminar is for you. This seminar will provide participants with firsthand experiences of various cultural sites and practices in Lahore. Applications close on February 18th!

For more information and to apply, please click here.

MoU Signing - Islamabad Club

AIPS Reception and MoU signing occurred last week at the Islamabad Club! Ms. Wajiha Akram (Parliamentary Secretary for Education) attended the event as guest of honour. Others included VC Women Univ Peshawar, Rector COMSATS, VC Gomal Univ, Director General HEC, AIPS President, Vice President, trustees and scholars.  

AIPS At-Large BoT Election Results

The AIPS At-Large BoT election concluded on December 26th, and the results are in...

Congratulations to Mubbashir Rizvi and Gwendolyn Kirk!  They have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Trustees from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2021.

Naila Mahmood Participated in the Pakistan Lecture Series!

Naila Mahmood is a highly regarded visual artist, writer and documentary photographer from Karachi whose work on the complexities of urban space has been widely featured in gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and in print.

"New Developments and Debates in Islamic Studies" Workshop

Dr. Marcia Hermansen, Director of the Islamic World Studies program at Loyola University Chicago, led an AIPS-sponsored workshop on "New Developments and Debates in Islamic Studies" at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan!  This five-day workshop was designed to communicate important trends, publications, and pedagogical strategies to early career faculty from diverse Pakistani Universities.  Twenty-two students and instructors participated.