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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Review of AIPS sponsored book 'Story is a Vagabond' by Intizar Husain!

Intizar Husain’s name carries a sense of enigma. His book Story is a Vagabond, which was supported by AIPS is a selection of his translated stories, essays and dramas, originally published by the University of Hawaii Press in 2015. A valiant attempt to look at his personal evolution and the journey of his political and literary ideas, the volume reads like a perfect microcosm to his much bigger literary macrocosm — a well-placed window into his universe that helps to make sense of the man and the writer he was.

2016 AIPS Junior Scholars Conference on Pakistan!

October 20, 2016 -- The Madison Concourse Hotel

We invite all AIPS members and scholars interested in Pakistan Studies to attend!

AIPS Co-sponsored Conference 'Cinema & Transnationalism in Pakistan and South Asia: Regional Histories'!

Cinema and Transnationalism Workshop

AIPS Co-sponsored Conference ‘Cinema and Transnationalism in Pakistan and South Asia: Regional Histories’ was organized by Dr. Esha Niyogi De (UCLA) and Dr. Ali Khan (LUMS) and hosted by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS on September 1-2, 2016. This conference brought to Pakistan the South Asian Regional Media Studies Network (SARMSNet).  This cross-border initiative fostered collaborative scholarship on the histories of cinema and media shared by Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.

AIPS received the US Dept. of Education Title VI Overseas Research grant for FY 2016-2020!

 AIPS is pleased to announce that it has received the Title VI Overseas Research grant for the FY 2016-2020 from the US Department of Education ($65K/year for four years). This grant will be used to support the AIPS overseas centers in Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan.

AIPS Board Member, Prof. Manan Ahmed Asif recently published a book!

A Book of Conquest: the Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia
Manan Ahmed Asif, Columbia University