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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Theodore (Ted) Wright (1926-2021)

Prof. Ted Wright passed away on January 12, 2021. He was a leading scholar on South Asian Muslims and conducted research in both Pakistan and India. Dr. Wright was a Fulbright Senior Research Professor in Pakistan from 1983-84, and he was an AIPS trustee from 1973-82. To read more about Dr. Wright's legacy, please see his obituary


The Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS) is now accepting applications for its Summer 2021 intensive Urdu language immersion program based at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan. This program provides daily classroom instruction along with regular assignments outside of class. Tentative dates for the Summer 2021 program are June 3 through August 11, 2021.

BOOK LAUNCH - South Asian Filmscapes: Transregional Encounters

Edited by Elora Halim Chowdhury (UMass, Boston) and Esha Niyogi De (UCLA), South Asian Filmscapes: Transregional Encounters excavates complex politics and poetics of bordered identity and crossings through selected histories of cinema in South Asia. 

This volume of scholarly essays began with a collaborative workshop at LUMS, Lahore, funded by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.

AIPS Presidential Election Results

AIPS is excited to announce the election of Dr. Matthew A. Cook of North Carolina Central University as the next AIPS President! Matt has been an active member or board member of AIPS for almost 20 years and has received several grants and funding programs to advance the field of Pakistan studies both in the U.S. and abroad.