Arcadia Hosts Partners From American Graduate School in Paris, Looks to Expand Partnership

By Allyson McCreery | February 27, 2024

Arcadia University’s partners from the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris visited campus on Wednesday, February 21, to meet with Arcadia faculty and administrators. AGS Board of Administrators President Dr. Serge Nicholas and newly appointed board member Mark Soubiran held meetings with Provost Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Alex Otieno, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures Dr. Kate Bonin, faculty from the Department of Historical and Political Studies and the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, as well as Dr. Raghu Kurthakoti and Dr. Thomas Brinker of the School of Global Business.

The visit highlighted the partnership between Arcadia and AGS, which since 2006 has included a dual degree program between the IPCR program and the MA in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS. In addition to the dual degree, Arcadia recently added oversight of the Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy. Both pathways include streamlined application processes and transfer credits between the two programs. Also discussed was development of an MBA in Paris, partnered with Arcadia’s School of Global Business, that will concentrate on Environmental and Sustainable Development. Discussions were also held with the chair of Modern Languages and Cultures about establishing pathways for undergraduates to study French and Art History in collaboration with the School. AGS is a small graduate school located in the heart of Paris that attracts students from the U.S. and around the world and offers degrees taught in English that are accredited through Arcadia University.

Questions about undergraduate pathways, either through Arcadia’s IPCR program or directly to AGS in Paris, should contact Dr. Warren Haffar at or Allyson McCreery at