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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Upcoming Book Talk - Dr. Anita Weiss

Dr. Anita Weiss (University of Oregon) recently published a new book, "Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices" with Oxford University Press. To celebrate the book launch, the American Pakistan Foundation is hosting a virtual book talk with Dr. Weiss on Monday, March 22 at 8:00 PM EDT. Dr. Weiss will be joined by writer and policy specialist Raza Rumi, and President of the American Pakistan Foundation Shamila Chaudhary.

49th Annual Conference on South Asia - Call for Submissions!

The 49th Annual Conference on South Asia is seeking submissions for panels, roundtables, and single papers! This year's conference (postponed from 2020) will be held October 20-24, 2021. Due to anticipated UW-Madison restrictions on large gatherings, the Conference will be held virtually this year, with more details to follow.


The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and Oxford University Press (OUP), Pakistan, are happy to announce a collaborative reprint series! The series focuses on reprinting humanities and social science monographs and edited volumes for sale in Pakistan. Prospective applicants must be individual AIPS members or scholars from an AIPS member institution. For accepted books, AIPS will negotiate the cost for the Pakistan publication rights, while OUP, Pakistan, will print and distribute the titles in the series.

American Pakistan Foundation Workshops

The American Pakistan Foundation has announced several workshop series that will be featuring some AIPS members! Workshops cover a variety of topics and will be held entirely virtually. More information on the APF's ConnectX Workshops can be found on the APF website

APF ConnectX workshop series

LUMS Urdu Language Program

LUMS has announced a new intensive Urdu Language Program for this summer! See the flyer below for more information. The application deadline for the 8-week Summer Session is March 15, 2021. Email urdu@lums.edu.pk for all inquiries and application details.

Flyer explaing LUMS Urdu Language Program opportunity. Email urdu@lums.edu.pk for more information on the program