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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9th Annual Pakistan Conference

AIPS is co-sponsored the 9th Annual Pakistan Conference: Spaces of Capital at the University of Michigan on March 30, 2019. This conference brought together vibrant scholars around the intersection of economy and politics. The first panel of the conference dealt with urban infrastructure with a paper by Amen Jaffer (LUMS) on waste management and a paper by Maira Haya (Stanford) on water.

Junior Faculty Training and Exchange Program

AIPS has been hosting Junior Faculty Training and Exchange Programs, funded by the US Embassy in Pakistan. These programs allow a unique series of exchanges between US and Pakistani scholars and institutions. Grantees work to develop a program or series of programs on a variety of different topics to foster a deeper cross-cultural understanding. Find more information about this program and detailed summaries of supported projects here.

Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis

The Society for American Archaeology recently announced that Dr. J. Mark Kenoyer, a past AIPS president, will receive the Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis. This award recognizes the significant global impact and enduring contributions of Dr. Kenoyer's research and teaching to archaeological analysis. Dr.

History Workshops in Pakistan

Robert Nichols, David Gilmartin, and Matthew Cook organized and held two workshops for junior Pakistani scholars working towards PhDs in History. Individual projects were presented and discussed in detail, while workshop sessions also opened conversations about research methods, scholarly literature and argumentation, and recent examples of successfully completed academic History books of interest to scholars, including historians of Pakistan-related issues, themes, and historical perspectives.

Language Teaching in the 21st Century

Dr. Patricia Pashby led a series of seven workshop sessions, titled “Language Teaching in the 21st Century,” and ten individual mentoring sessions as part of the Junior Faculty Training and Exchange Program. She mentored junior scholars teaching English or other foreign language courses at the University of Education in Lahore. Dr. Pashby’s approach was “hands-on” to support and demonstrate her goal of encouraging interactive, student-centered learning.