Upcoming Events

Ninth Annual President’s Conference

Friday, 13 May 2011, 2:00-6:00PM

The American University of Paris, Grand Salon, 31 Avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris

From Concrete Practice to Sustainable Development

In the year 2011 the world is still convalescing from the financial crisis. Nonetheless we’ve been hit with an onslaught of ecological disasters and political upheavals that underline the fragility of our energy supplies and social well-being. The idea of sustainable development remains more than ever a goal and horizon for policy makers, intellectual visionaries and development practitioners. Transforming it into a complex yet practical challenge is a task for academic research. AUP alumni and students are glad to share with you the results of their own experience and investigations.

Click here to see the conference program.

Conference in English – free to the public upon reservation.

Please contact Professor Oliver Feltham, Conference Organizer, by email: ofeltham@aup.edu or by fax: 01 47 53 81 33


New Alumni Reception

Monday, 16 May 2011, 6:00-9:00PM

AUP Fine Arts Gallery, Combes Building

The Office of Alumni Affairs is inviting all graduating students and their parents to celebrate their graduation and welcome them into the alumni community.  Faculty, senior administration and trustees will be joining us at this event and we hope that as many alumni as possible will also be able to take part.  For more information, contact us.



AUP Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 10:00AM

Théâtre du Châtelet, 1 place du Châtelet, 75001 Paris 

AUP will present undergraduate and graduate degrees to the graduating Class of 2011.  Honorary degree recipients are to include Jane Goodall, British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace; and Rory Stewart, British Member of Parliament, academic and author.  Tickets may be purchased at the AUP Bookstore (10 bis rue Amélie, 75007, Paris) on a first-come, first-served basis starting April 18th.  Click here for more information.

AUP's 50th Anniversary

September 2012 will have seen 50 years since the American College in Paris opened its doors to students in the basement of the American Church in Paris in the fall of 1962.  Now called The American University of Paris, with over 900 students from almost 100 nationalities, we all have reason to be proud and to unite in celebration.

Over the course of the 2012-2013 year, we aim to organize activities and events on a global scale.  In order to do this, we need your help, and hope that the AUP community will unite as never before in order to make the 50th anniversary year an unforgettable one—one that will launch AUP into another 50 years that will see the University becoming stronger and more successful than ever before.

Campus events: The year will be witness to numerous events on campus including academic events, gallery shows and ceremonies to mark the importance of such an anniversary
Paris events: We will be joining together with the Mairie of Paris and the American Embassy to commemorate AUP’s half-century in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, and local events such as a mini-marathon will bring the local community together
• AUP’s “Around the World Tour”: With your help, we would like to organize events – big or small – in as many cities across the world as possible.  With alumni and friends living across the world, let’s light up the globe together during the year!

If you would like to get involved in our 50th Anniversary planning, please let us know.  We need YOU!

If you have any photos or memoirs from your time at ACP/AUP, please submit them to us

If you would like to organize an event in your area, please let us know