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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Spring 2014 Newsletter

AIPS has had a very accomplished year! We are excited to share with you the Spring 2014 AIPS Newsletter. Read stories from past AIPS Fellows, learn about upcoming opportunities, and gain insight on all the other achievements AIPS has added in the last year. 

AIPS 2014-15 Short-Term Fellows Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of AIPS's fifth round of awardees for the Short-Term Fellowships!

  • Elizabeth Bolton, Doctoral Student at University of Texas at Austin, awarded 5 months in Lahore
  • Dr. Lubna Chaudhry, Associate Professor at State University of New York, Binghamton, awarded 2 months in Islamabad
  • Dr. Filomena Critelli, Associate Professor at University at Buffalo, awarded 2 months in Islamabad and Lahore
  • Samina Iqbal, Thalhamir Research Assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University, awarded 2 months in Islamabad and Lahore
  • Abbas Jaffer, PhD Candidate at Harvard University, awarded 5 months in Lahore

Sponsored Pakistan Lecture Series

Zahid Hussain will be lecturing April of 2014 at Sarah Lawrence College, Monmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin. Hussain is a senior editor for Newsline Magazine, columnist for Dawn and correspondent for newspapers such as The Times of London, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal. The Economist is also the sponsored Pakistan Lecture Series speaker for 2013-14. 

North Carolina Central University-North Carolina State University conference, co-sponsored by AIPS

Title: Contextualizing Pakistan: From Within and Without
Date: April 4-5, 2014

A joint North Carolina Central University-North Carolina State University conference, co-sponsored by AIPS, was organized to highlight the continued importance of key issues in the research of social sciences and humanities in Pakistan. This two-day conference is to crystallize new directions in the study of the country.  It will examine how interconnections between local, regional, national and global forms of identity—both within and outside of South Asia—impact what it means to be “Pakistani.”  The conference will also explore questions concerning how these interconnections can shape the humanistic and social scientific study of Pakistan in the 21st century.

Conference on Pakistan at Monmouth College, co-sponsored by AIPS

Date: April 7-9, 2014

Monmouth College has organized a two-day conference on Pakistan to take full advantage of speaker Zahid Hussain’s visit! This interdisciplinary conference will have presentations on contemporary political and social issues, as well as music performances and a presentation on film and literature in Pakistan.