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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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.

NEW DATE - CSS Exam Series

The last session for the CSS Exam Series has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 3 at 8PM Pakistan Time (10AM CST). There will be no session on Sunday, August 30. Dr. Andre Audette will be joining us again to discuss the U.S. Presidential Election!

POSTPONED - Annual Conference on South Asia

The 2020 Annual Conference on South Asia, which takes place in Madison, WI, has been postponed. For more details, please read the full announcement, with preliminary information on proposals and registrations.