The American Institute of Iranian
Studies (AIIrS) is a non-profit, non-governmental overseas research organization.
Its members are universities and museums in North America with interests in the study of Iranian culture and civilization. In representing the interests of member organizations the American Institute seeks to support the advancement of knowledge and understanding of
Iran and Iranian culture, art and civilization from the earliest periods to the present.
The Institute’s purview comprises the historical Iranian world of Central Asia, the Middle East and South
Asia as well as the modern political state of Iran. The Institute also works with Iranian
humanists and social scientists to promote and facilitate their research in the United States.
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