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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"Pakistani Public" Conference: Final Report and Pictures

The AIPS-funded International Conference entitled "What is the Pakistani Public?" took place December 26–28, 2012 at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, attended by a wide variety of Pakistani participants from literary acadamics to artists, and faculty from American universities such as Rutgers, Johns Hopkins, and UCLA.

Click the picture above to view more pictures and the final report from the conference.

AIPS Roundtable Panel at AAS

As part of the annual Association for Asian Studies Conference, AIPS is sponsoring a panel entitled Innovations on the Legal Front in Pakistan: New Laws That May Surprise You. The panel (designated #307 by AAS) will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 8:00am at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA, the host of this year's AAS conference.

Please click the following link for more information on the panel, including its abstract: http://pakistanstudies-aips.org/content/aips-roundtable

Call for Papers for International Workshop on “Reviewing Identity and Nation-Building in Pakistan”

Call for Papers for International Workshop on “Reviewing Identity and Nation-Building in Pakistan”

From 15th to 16th of March 2013 an international workshop, funded by the German Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, will be organized by Prof. Dr. Azam Chaudhary and Prof. Dr. Andrea Fleschenberg dos Ramos Pinéu from the National Institute of Pakistan Studies together with Prof. Dr. Ilhan Niaz from the Department of History at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. This international workshop is the first of a series of events conducted under a three-year research cooperation titled “Ideas, Issues and Questions of Nation-Building in Pakistan”, focusing in 2012-2013 particularly on questions of identity and nation-building.

AIPS Symposium in Lahore: "What is the Pakistani Public?"


American Institute of Pakistan Studies

What Is the Pakistani Public?

Symposium organized by Aamir R. Mufti (UCLA) and Sadia Abbas (Rutgers) December 2012

2013 AIPS Fellowship Applications Now Open!

AIPS is now accepting applications for 2013 Short and Long Term Fellowships.

The link and deadlines for each fellowship are listed below. There you will find information about eligibility, fees, and procedure, as well as a link to the application itself.

Long Term Fellowships (Junior and Senior)—Deadline: January 1, 2013

Short Term Fellowships—Deadline: January 15, 2013