We are delighted to announce that Jared Genser MPP ’98 KSG ’09, the brilliant, award-winning human rights attorney referred to by the New York Times as “The Extractor” for his work freeing political prisoners worldwide, has agreed to have dinner with us and discuss his work advocating for human rights.
About the speaker:
Jared Genser MPP ’98 KSG ’09 has been a human rights lawyer for more than twenty years. He is perhaps most well-known for his work as Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, a public interest law firm, in which role he has served as pro bono counsel to five Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, including the last three Laureates who won their Prize while imprisoned — Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma, 2006-2010), Liu Xiaobo (China, 2010-2017), and Ales Bialiatski (Belarus, 2023-Present) — as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Elie Wiesel.
He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the University of Michigan Law School, across which he taught semester-long seminars about the UN Security Council seven times. In addition, he was an Associate of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University from 2014-2016, a Visiting Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy from 2006-2007, and earlier in his career was named by the National Law Journal as one of “40 Under 40: Washington’s Rising Stars.” Genser’s other past clients have included former Czech Republic President Václav Havel, Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, and former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed. Over his career, he has also advised multilateral institutions, governments, companies, foundations, and civil society organizations on ensuring their work was consistent with international human rights, labor rights, and environmental rights standards. Coming from his experience freeing his first client as a law student, in 2001 he founded Freedom Now, a non-governmental organization that works to free prisoners of conscience worldwide.
We are delighted to have him visit us for dinner and discuss his vital work.
Mixed Greens Salad
Grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrot and croutons with ranch dressing and balsamic vinaigrette
Braised Beef Short Rib (GF)
in a red wine sauce
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi (GF)
with chimichurri, carrot, jicama and cilantro slaw
Beyond Meat Cacciatore (Vegan)
topped with mushroom, grilled onion,
Brussels Sprouts with apricots & almonds (Vegan, GF)
Roasted Pee-Wee Potatoes (Vegan, GF)
Chef’s assorted sweets
Plus beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee & tea