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 Book Prize 2012-13

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies is soliciting books (single authored monographs, no edited volumes) published during the last three years, or nearly published books (galleys must be available)nfor the annual AIPS book prize.

AIPS Spring 2012 Newsletter

The AIPS Spring 2012 Newsletter is now online! Please click here to read about the recent AIPS events, conferences, workshops, and fellowships.


AIPS-HEC Foreign Faculty Program

AIPS is pleased to announce the AIPS-HEC US Faculty Short-Term Hiring Program:

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) and AIPS have agreed to constitute a program titled “AIPS-HEC—US-Faculty Short Term Hiring Program” in the fields of social sciences and humanities.

Remembering Sa'adat Hasan Manto (1912-1955)

This year we commemorate the hundredth birth anniversary of the famous fiction writer and essayist, Sa’dat Hasan Manto. As workshops, symposia and lectures are organized in South Asia, US and other parts of the world, please enjoy readings of his work by four Karachi based performers from the alternative theatre scene of that city.