The MAGC Ten Year Anniversary is just around the corner with an exciting line-up of speakers and activities, ending with a gala at the Pullman Tour Eiffel. If you are interested in attending, you may read the whole schedule of events or register online. Further details may also be found through the MAGC 10 Year Anniversary Facebook page and on our website.

Some of the weekend’s speakers include: 

Aimée Betancourt de la Garza, MAGC '10, is from Matamoro, Mexico and now resides in Paris, France. She is currently leading the Dove account at Ogilvy & Mather Paris as their Global Account Director. 




Zineb Ait Bahajji, MAGC '10, is from Morocco and currently resides in Zurich, where she is the Search Program Manager for Google.




Ruby Veridiano, MAGC '15, is originally from California and currently resides in Paris. She is a writer, public speaker, on-camera host and consultant who specializes in women’s empowerment and social responsibility in the fashion industry.



All MAGC alumni, students and the greater AUP community are welcome to attend. We hope you will join us to celebrate 10 years of MAGC!



AUP Students go to UNESCO

Since its creation in 1945, UNESCO has been committed to realizing the vision of worldwide quality education. A firm believer that all people have the right to education, and that it plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development. It also works to ensure that information is distributed freely, with no risk to those who provide or seek it. Two recent UNESCO events serve to reinforce this mission.

First-year AUP student Tomislava Tomova organized a meeting at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters, between students from AUP, Sciences Po, and the Sorbonne, as well as with Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director-General. They first discussed the hurdles faced by young people in their struggle to gain quality education and leadership skills during times of humanitarian crisis and international insecurity. These students are trying to strengthen educational systems in their respective countries and believe that knowledge is crucial to effectively responding to global challenges. As the first woman to head UNESCO, Bokova proves the importance of empowering women as the conversation moves to the advancement of women’s educational rights in areas like Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. The conference ended with the question, “Everybody wants to be a leader in times of peace, but who wants to be a leader in times of crisis?” When asked how to lead well in difficult situations, Bokova explained, “You have to believe in your values. You have to be respectful and at the end of the day, you should never lose sight of your objective. You have to think about communities. Never lose the humanistic vision that you already have. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions, but if you have a strong belief in a particular value system and you think it is the right thing to do, you have to act.”  To learn more, visit our website.



Summer/Fall 2016 Global Talent Brochure Is Available!

Now in its ninth edition, our latest Global Talent brochure is available for viewing from the Career Development Office. This useful brochure promotes current AUP students seeking both internships and longer term employment. We invite all those in our community to review the student profiles and/or pass on the brochure to fellow colleagues in search of dynamic and adaptable English-speaking candidates from AUP. If you are interested in discussing an internship or position within your company, please contact our Director of Academic, Internship, and Career Advising, Danielle Savage at





Two IBA Alums Named To Fortune's "30 Under 30"

Two friends, who graduated from AUP with majors in International Business Administration, were both named to Forbes "30 Under 30" in Romania for 2016. Oana Toma '11 was honored as co-owner and marketing manager of Hadar Chalet, which has a five-star rating from TripAdvisor. Sabrina Marinescu '11 was named for her role as co-founder and marketing manager of Panacea Urban Apothecary, which sells all-natural skin products, especially designed for people with extremely sensitive skin. People named to the "30 Under 30" are considered the best of the best among young entrepreneurs and innovators. To learn more, visit our website.                                                                                                                                                                                    




Academic Events


GSS Film Series "Projecting Gender": Straight Outta Compton
Monday, May 2, 2016; 6:30 PM
6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007; Room 103

The AUP community is cordially invited to a screening of F. Gary Gray’s controversial 2015 film “Straight Outta Compton." In 1988, a groundbreaking new group revolutionizes music and pop culture, changing and influencing hip-hop forever. N.W.A's first studio album, "Straight Outta Compton", stirs controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles. It has received critical acclaim for the attention it draws to racism, while at the same time harsh criticism from feminists for erasing and marginalizing black women.



Justice Stephen Breyer to speak about this new book at AUP
Tuesday, May 3, 2016; 7:00 PM
American Church, 65 Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies is pleased to announce that Justice Stephen Breyer will be returning to AUP on May 3rd to speak about his new book on international law, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.

The timing of his visit could not be more opportune. The recent death of Justice Scalia and the current battle between the US Senate and the President over the nomination of a new Justice in the context of an unusually heated presidential primary has raised essential questions about the relationship between branches of government in contemporary American democracy. Justice Breyer has consistently been engaged with questions about the politics of certain decisions and his most recent book places these decisions in the global context of the Supreme Court and American law. These questions promise to be even more critical as the Court will be taking on a number of difficult cases in the months ahead, even without a tie-breaker. This event will also afford AUP the opportunity to bestow Justice Breyer with an honorary degree. To learn more, visit our website.



Commencement 2016 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016; 9:30 AM 
Théâtre du Châtelet, 1 place du Châtelet, 75001 Paris

This year’s Commencement Ceremony promises to be unforgettable. The Commencement Ceremony will take place in the prestigious Théâtre du Châtelet. All those in the AUP community are welcome to attend. Tickets may be purchased at the AUP bookstore for 50 Euros per person. To learn more, visit our website




 2016 Graduation Gala
Tuesday, May 24, 2016; 9:00 PM
Cercle National des Armées, 8 Place Saint Augustin, 75008 Paris

The American University of Paris is excited to host its 2016 Graduation Gala at the prestigious Cercle National des Armées the evening after the Commencement Ceremony. The event kicks off at 7pm with the New Alumni Cocktail Reception, sponsored by the President’s Alumni Advisory Council, followed by a three-course dinner and party.

The evening is organized by Senior Class Representative Luljeta Malota, Undergraduate Social Director Delaney Peterson, and Graduate Social Director Kristal Kramer in collaboration with the Office of Student Development. It is co-sponsored by the Student Government Association and our local branch of the LCL bank at Bosquet-Rapp. To learn more, visit our website.



International James Baldwin Conference 2016
Thursday, May 26 - Saturday, May 28, 2016
The American University of Paris

AUP is proud to announce its upcoming conference “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions from 26-28 May 2016.

The conference will represent a broad international and interdisciplinary explorations of Baldwin’s life and writing, with a special emphasis on the Paris he inhabited, both what it was and what it is today as a result of the marks he left behind, and on his experiences in Europe, Africa, and Turkey. Stressing the importance of James Baldwin, the conference hopes to be an international point of intersection for all those interested in Baldwin’s writing from literary and cultural critics, to political activists, poets, musicians, publishers and historians.  We seek the widest range of academic and public intellectual discussion around Baldwin’s work which has influenced so many and so much. To learn more about the speakers and schedule of events, visit our website.



To keep abreast of upcoming campus events, please visit the events page of our website



Alumni Events   


Private Viewing at the Whitchapel Gallery in London
Friday, 6 May 2016; 6:30 PM
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E17QX

Join our host Sultan Al-Qassemi '98 and President Celeste Schenck at the Whitechapel Gallery in London for a private viewing of "one of the most significant collections of 20th century Arab art in the world": the Barjeel Art Foundation Collection. This viewing is only being offered to those in our community. All alumni are encouraged to attend - spouses and guests are welcome.

If you would like to attend, RSVP for you + guest(s) to by Tuesday, May 3rd.



MAGC Ten Year Anniversary
Friday, 20 May - Saturday, 21 May 2016
6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007

MAGC celebrates its first ten years of transforming lives, launching successful careers and building lifelong friendships. Join us in Paris for a weekend reconnecting with classmates, professors and the AUP community. During this two day event, you’ll have the chance to meet current students and recent graduates and learn about their exciting initiatives. You will also hear from key players in the world of communications about the latest ideas and innovations. A gala dinner will top off the weekend in style. Registration is available online. Additional questions may be addressed to Elizabeth Guinel at




Faculty and Research Updates


Professor Philip Golub will speak at a conference entitled "La Chine Face au Mur de l'Environnement?" at the Université Rennes 2 on Friday, May 13th. His talk will be entitled "Chaînes de production globale et distribution des coûts environnementaux de l'industrialisation de la Chine".To learn more, visit our website.







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