American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS)

The American Institute for Yemeni Studies is a non-profit consortium of institutions of higher education whose purpose is to promote scholarly research on Yemen. The Institute provides essential resources for the support of research in Yemen and the development of academic ties between the Yemeni and American academic communities. Day-to-day oversight of AIYS activities is provided in the U.S. by the AIYS Executive Director at CAORC and AIYS President and in Sanaa by the AIYS Resident Director.

AIYS conducts annual pre- and post-doctoral fellowship competitions for students and under normal conditions, fellows may opt to do research, intensive Arabic, or a combination of the two. Additionally, fellowship programs are available for Yemeni scholars to do research in Yemen. AIYS also publishes an annual bulletin, Yemen Update, as well as occasional monographs. Annual board and business meetings are held at MESA. 

President: Daniel Varisco
Secretary: Flagg Miller 
General Emailaiys.us@aiys.org

Membership - Annual Dues
Regular: $35 (or $90 for 3 years)
Student/Retired Professors: $10
Institutional: $150


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