The Learning Laboratory

The Learning Laboratory is a video series in which staff and faculty members share their views on how current events affect their fields of study.

Faculty and staff have always sought to enrich the learning experience in the classroom by looking for teachable moments in the vicinity of AUP's campus in Paris and farther afield. In this series, faculty and staff bring diverse perspectives to focus on a topic affecting the city, the country and beyond.

Our most recent set of videos focuses on the Covid-19 pandemic, with contributors reflecting on the situation through the lens of their professional expertise.  

If you'd like to contribute to the Learning Laboratory series, please email with your ideas for future videos. 

Latest Episode

Episode 14: Historical Plagues and the Coronavirus Outbreak
Prof. Brenton Hobart

Covid-19 Episodes

Episode 13: The Novels of Self-Isolation with Prof. Russell Williams
Episode 12: How Does Covid-19 Impact Women? with Prof. Maria Medved
Episode 11: Why Are Men More Likely to Die of Covid-19? with Prof. Maria Medved
Episode 10: Public Finance in Extreme Circumstances
Episode 9: Fashion in Times of Covid-19
Episode 8: Fake News About Coronavirus: Causes and Effects
Episode 7: Covid-19 and its Impact on the Judicial System in the US
Episode 6: The Environmental Impacts of Urban Lockdowns with Prof. Claudio Piani
Episode 5: The Psychology of Social Distancing with Prof. Martin Dege
Episode 4: Flipping the Classroom with Prof. Maria Bach

Access the free digital textbook referenced in the video here:

Episode 3: Covid-19 and the European Union with Prof. Kerstin Carlson

Download the PowerPoint presentation mentioned by Prof. Carlson.

Episode 2: Covid-19 and International Higher Education Policy with Dr. Christopher Grinbergs
Episode 1: Covid-19 and AUP's Transition to Temporary Remote Teaching with Provost Dr. William Fisher