Managing Director, Perseus Strategies, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.S., Cornell; M.P.P., Harvard; J.D., University of Michigan
Jared Genser is Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, a law and consulting firm that focuses on human rights, humanitarian,...Continue Reading
Jared Genser is Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, a law and consulting firm that focuses on human rights, humanitarian, and corporate social responsibility projects. He is also founder of Freedom Now, a non-governmental organization that works to free prisoners of conscience worldwide. Previously, Professor Genser was a partner in the government affairs practice of DLA Piper LLP and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He has taught semester-long seminars about the UN Security Council at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania law schools. His pro bono clients have included former Czech Republic President Václav Havel and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Aung San Suu Kyi, Liu Xiaobo, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel. Professor Genser holds a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.P.P. from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was an Alumni Public Service Fellow, and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. He is author of The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Commentary and Guide to Practice (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2016). In addition, he is co-editor of The UN Security Council in the Age of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and The Responsibility to Protect: The Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in Our Times (Oxford University Press, 2011). Professor Genser is the recipient of the American Bar Association's International Human Rights Award, Liberty in North Korea's Freedom Fighter Award, and the Charles Bronfman Prize. He is also a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Member of the Royal Society of the Arts. Besides being qualified to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, he is also a solicitor of England and Wales.
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"Human Rights Hero Jared Genser on Dictators, DLA Piper and the World’s Worst Prisons," coverage in The American Lawyer Litigation Daily, featuring Adjunct Professor Jared Genser.
"Human Rights Hero Jared Genser on Dictators, DLA Piper and the World’s Worst Prisons," coverage in The American Lawyer Litigation Daily, featuring Adjunct Professor Jared Genser.Recent News