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 2023-2024 Fellowships

AIPS is excited to announce our 2023-24 Fellows!

New AIPS-Pakistan Director

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Noman Baig as the new AIPS-Pakistan Director! Next month, he will begin his appointment at the AIPS Islamabad office.

2023 Book Prize Awards

Congratulations to both Dr. Isabel Huacuja Alonso (Assistant Professor, Columbia University) and Dr. Waleed Ziad (Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill) for receiving the 2023 AIPS Book Prize! This year, the AIPS Book Prize Committee selected two books for the annual award.

LUMS "Pathways to Development" Conference

A three-day conference titled “Pathways to Development” was held in mid-December (19th-21st) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan. The conference featured participation from several US-based scholars whose travel was facilitated by Yale University (Dr. Sarah Khan) with support from AIPS. The conference saw more than 70 speakers across 22 panel sessions and was attended by over 350 students, faculty members, scholars, and government officials.

Lahore Biennale 01 Reader

Dr. Dadi has curated and edited the Lahore Biennale 01 Reader, a compilation of scholarly essays that weaves together cultural politics and the art scene of the entire global South. The book draws upon a series of conferences from 2018. In March of that year, the American Institute of Pakistan Studies sponsored several scholars to travel to Lahore, Pakistan to host a series of workshops as part of the inaugural Lahore Biennale; a two-week, community-centered initiative that sought to foster Lahore’s rich art and culture scene. Dr.