American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS)

The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies is private, non-profit organization run by scholars with the aim of promoting and encouraging the systematic study of the culture, society, land, languages, health, peoples and history of Afghanistan and to further scholarly ties between Afghanistan and the United States. AIAS is especially concerned with increasing the numbers of scholars in the United States who have expertise in, and understanding of Afghanistan, and to assist in the rebuilding of academic institutions and the advanced study of Afghanistan by Afghan scholars. Since 2008, the Institute has been a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and AIAS continues to maintain a research center in Kabul, Afghanistan, offers fellowships, and sponsors panels and conferences. 

President: Thomas Barfield 
Administrative Director U.S.Andrea Kokkinos 
Country Director: Omar Sharifi 
General Emails[email protected][email protected]

Membership - Annual Dues
Regular: $50
Student/Retiree: $25
Institutional: $500

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