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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AIPS Vice Presidential Election Results

AIPS is excited to share that Dr. Iqbal Singh Sevea of the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill has been elected the next AIPS Vice President! Dr. Sevea is currently an Associate Professor of History at UNC and has served as its institutional trustee to AIPS since 2013. His research focuses on modern Islam and modern South Asia. You can read more about Dr. Sevea’s research interests and publications at the UNC websiteIqbal was elected Vice President to replace Dr.

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.