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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The Pakistan Conference: 75 Years of Independence

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies sponsored “The Pakistan Conference: 75 Years of Independence,” hosted at Harvard University by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute on November 29th and 30th, 2022. This was the first time that a Harvard department has organized a conference specifically centered on the field of Pakistan studies. This two-day conference had an interdisciplinary focus across all fields relating to Pakistan, with 40 presenters from a global community of scholars.

AIPS Urdu-Course Wrap Up

Earlier this year, AIPS announced the launch of an online course: Introduction to Urdu language and Culture, which has now concluded its inaugural run. This is a 10-week asynchronous course, and students were asked to budget approximately 2 hours a week to work through the materials and resources provided in the Canvas course platform.

Announcing the Retirement of AIPS-Pakistan Director, Nadeem Akbar

After 25 years with AIPS, Mr. Nadeem Akbar, AIPS-Pakistan Director, has retired. Nadeem has been integral to AIPS operations in Pakistan, and his contributions will be appreciated and remembered by many. AIPS thanks him for his many years of service.

Spring 2023: Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture

AIPS is excited to announce the launch of a new online course in Spring 2023: Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture. Enrollment is open to all interested in exploring the Urdu language and culture. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in Urdu and learn about the rich cultural traditions of Pakistan and other Urdu-speaking regions. No previous knowledge is required, and participants can earn up to 2.0 CEU credits for completing the course. Instruction will be in an online, asynchronous format.

Welcome to our new Institutional Members!

AIPS would like to welcome our three new institutional members for 2022-2023! Dr. Paul Edleman (Sauk Valley Community College), Dr. Farah Habib (Bristol Community College), and Dr. Sameetah Agha (Pratt institute) will serve as the new AIPS Trustees.