The Pakistan Lecture Series is a program designed to support academic exchange between Pakistani and US scholars and to promote the field of Pakistan studies as a whole. As a part of this program a Pakistani scholar, artist, musician, etc, is invited to travel to the US for two to four weeks and present lectures at a minimum of three AIPS Member Institutions. PLS speakers are nominated by AIPS members or member institutions. A three member committee solicits and screens potential PLS speakers. The final selection and approval of the PLS speaker is made by the AIPS Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees, and is contingent upon available funds.
The Trustee or Member Institution proposing a PLS speaker makes initial arrangements in terms of the speaker's itinerary and the lectures that they will present. Each host institution is expected to provide local hospitality for the PLS speaker, including accommodations, meals and local transportation.
This program is funded through grants from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the Government of Pakistan.