The American University of Paris does more than provide an American-style university education in Paris. Our global liberal arts heritage drives us to offer an academic experience that inspires over 1200 students, representing a record 110 nationalities and 65 languages, to cross cultural, national, ethnic, religious and linguistic boundaries in the AUP classroom and beyond. Our faculty of 35 nationalities uses its research and practice to fuel thought-provoking conversations in intimate and collaborative classroom settings, where you will explore different academic disciplines from a variety of perspectives. You will be given every opportunity to connect your learning to professional and real-life settings in Paris and beyond, with a global liberal arts education that will help lead you to a fulfilling career or further study around the world.
Stephen W. Sawyer is the Ballantine-Leavitt Professor of History and Director of the Center for Critical Democracy Studies. Sawyer came to AUP from the University of Chicago center in Paris and the Ecole Normale Supérieure-rue d’Ulm where he was lecturer in the final years of his dissertation. After receiving fellowships from the EHESS, Fulbright, and Sciences Po, Sawyer served as part-time assistant to Pierre Rosanvallon at the Collège de France. A specialist in political history and theory, Sawyer earned his PhD at the University of Chicago. He has served on the editorial board of the Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales and as the Associate Editor for its English version since 2012. In 2014-15, he was named inaugural Neubauer Collegium Fellow at the University of Chicago. Appointed Directeur de publications of The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville in 2014, he founded the online platform Tocqueville21 in 2017. In 2018-2019, he was named research fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In Spring 2020 he was invited Kratter Visiting Professor to the History Department at Stanford University.
Roman Zinigrad is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Critical Democracy Studies at The American University of Paris (AUP). He is also a Clinical Fellow at the Sciences Po Law School where he supervises clinical research projects on education and environmental justice. His areas of research include Human Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory, as well as Law and Religion. He has published on the international right to education, on parental rights, and on constitutional law more generally. His more recent work looks at the impact of children’s rights on environmental law and the relationships of liberal regimes with illiberal minority groups. Roman was member of the Drafting Committee of the “Abidjan Principles” (Guiding Principles on the Human Rights Obligations of States to Provide Public Education and to Regulate Private Involvement in Education) and a visiting scholar at the UCL School of Laws. He was awarded the Fox International Fellowship and the MacMillan International Dissertation Research Grant from Yale University. Roman has lectured at the Lille Catholic University Law School, the American University of Paris, Sciences Po, and at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Before his graduate studies, he has clerked with Honorable Justice Salim Joubran at the Israel Supreme Court. Roman Zinigrad (JSD ’21, Yale Law School) earned his LLM degree at Yale Law School, and MA (Phil) and LLB degrees at Bar-Ilan University (Israel).