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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Religion and Culture in the Postcolonial City

Welcome back community college and MSI faculty and administrators!  This group participated in the CAORC-AIPS Faculty Development Seminar on "Religion and Culture in the Postcolonial City: Lahore 2019." 

Archaeology Mentorship at UW-Madison

Dr. Nafees Ahmed participated in a six-week mentoring program with Dr. J. Mark Kenoyer at UW-Madison as part of the AIPS Junior Faculty Mentoring and Exchange Program.  He gained training on a variety of archaeological tools and technologies, enhanced his teaching skills, and learned about the diversity of cultures in the U.S. through attending cultural events and festivals.

AIPS-Sponsored Participants Attended a Fake News Conference

Jill Filipovic, Ty McCormick and Lauren Bohn conducted a series of workshops and lectures/discussions on a variety of topics related to journalism in conjunction with a conference on media in Pakistan, “Fake News and Facts in our Region” organized by the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) in Islamabad.

"Air Quality in Pakistan" Program

Dr. Filippelli, an Air Quality Fellow for Embassy Islamabad and an expert in air quality and health, delivered a series of lectures, workshops, and demonstrations to raise awareness of issues related to air quality and build dialogs among university researchers, students, governmental, and non-governmental entities on the topic.  Through this AIPS-sponsored series of events, which occurred in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, Dr. Filippelli interacted with approximately 1000 people over the course of 11 days.

2019 AIPS Short-Term Research Grants

AIPS is pleased to recognize the 2019 AIPS Short-Term Research Grant awardees. Congratulations to Ghazal Asif, Jennifer Dubrow, Sardar Hussain, Hamza Iqbal, Danish Khan, Zunaira Komal, Suneel Kumar, Alan Lee, Amna Qayyum and Ali Mehdi Zaidi! To read more about these awardees and their funded projects, please click HERE. AIPS is proud to offer research travel grants to Pakistan each year. This grant is open to all AIPS members, regardless of citizenship.