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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Evolution of Folklore in South Asia with AIPS Trustee Frank Korom!

What is folk? What is folklore? What are folk traditions, shared narratives, rituals and festivals? Why are they so important for our existence? AIPS Trustee Frank Korom answered all the above questions and talked about the evolution of folklore in South Asia in an interview with Aimon Fatima on Folk Beats (Lok Virsa - National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage's TV program). Watch the interview HERE 

Call for submissions: 2017-2018 AIPS Book Prize!!

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) for the 2017-2018 AIPS book prize.

** Please note that this is an academic book prize (literary fiction/short stories are not appropriate for this prize) and only English language books are eligible at this time.**

2016-17 AIPS Book Prize Winner

AIPS is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Book Award prize winner: Prof. Dr. Sadia Saeed, author of Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan!

Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan - Now Accepting Applications by Non-US Citizens!!

AIPS is pleased to announce that the Berkeley - AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS) is accepting applications from non-US Citizens for its Fall 2018 intensive Urdu language immersion program based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan. Jointly administered by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP) at the University of California, Berkeley, this Urdu language program will offer daily classroom instruction, five days a week, for approximately fifteen weeks.

AIPS Co-sponsored Workshop - Folk Culture and Heritage Management!

AIPS (co)sponsored a ten-day workshop on Folk Culture and Heritage Management in collaboaration with the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage at Lok Virsa, Islamabad, Pakistan. This was a first of its kind event that ran everyday from 10AM until 5PM between December 18, 2017 and December 28, 2017. AIPS Trustee Frank Korom (Boston University) developed the syllabus for the workshop. He also delivered a two-hour lecture each morning, which was followed by guest speakers, discussions and group projects planning in the afternoons.