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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CAORC Multi-Country Fellowship in Pakistan and India

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of CAORC’s Multi-Country Fellowship, hear about 1996-97 awardee Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi’s experience and the impact the fellowship had on his career!  He received support from both the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and American Institute of Indian Studies.  Check out his story here.

Social Science Research Panel at FJWU

Fatima Jinnah Women University’s Department of Sociology organized a panel on “Social Science Research in the Contemporary World: Trends and Challenges” on August 3rd, 2018 in collaboration with the American Institute of Pakistan Studies. 

Discussion on "Emerging Trends in Social Sciences Research for Parliament"

Dr. Michael Hirsch and Dr. Tricia Jokerst led a Round Table Discussion titled “Emerging Trends in Social Sciences Research for Parliament” on August 2nd, 2018 at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in Islamabad.  Researchers from the Pakistan Senate and National Assembly attended along with Mr. Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, the PIPS Executive Director. For more information on the project, click here

Academic Workshop on “Social Sciences Research and Curriculum Development Techniques”

AIPS sponsored an academic workshop on “Social Sciences Research and Curriculum Development Techniques” at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Resource Centre in Khanspur from July 30th to August 1st, 2018.  The workshop team included participants from across Pakistan.

Professor Muhammad Umar Memon

It is with heavy heart that I pen these words of gratitude to Professor Muhammad Umar Memon who died on Monday, June 4th. Professor Memon had a long affiliation with AIPS and his singular contribution towards keeping alive the only journal of Urdu in English Language: Annual of Urdu Studies was exemplary. The annual was started at University of Chicago in 1980 and Professor Memon became its editor in 1993. The annual survived despite many ups and downs because of Professor Memon’s refusal to let any hurdle stand in his way.