Jared Genser

Jared Genser is Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, LLC.  He is also founder of Freedom Now, an independent non-profit organization that works to free prisoners of conscience worldwide.  Previously, Jared was a partner in the government affairs practice of DLA Piper LLP and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, the global strategy consulting firm.  He was named by the National Law Journal as one of “40 Under 40: Washington’s Rising Stars."

Jared has taught classes about the UN Security Council as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center as well as the University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania law schools.  He was a 2006-2007 Visiting Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy.  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.

He holds a B.S. from Cornell University, a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was an Alumni Public Service Fellow, and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.  He also was a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jared is author of The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Commentary and Guide to Practice (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2015).  He is also co-editor of The Responsibility to Protect: The Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in Our Times (Oxford University Press, 2012) and The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

He is an advisor to Ennaid Therapeutics, an innovative biotechnology company which brings cures to incurable diseases.  He is also an advisory committee member of New Perimeter, which conducts major pro bono projects of vital importance in developing and post-conflict regions of the world.

Profiles - Print

Profiles - Television and Radio

Admissions and Memberships

Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Maryland
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of England and Wales

Memberships

  • Council on Foreign Relations, Member (Elected 2013)
  • World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader (2008-2013)
  • World Economic Forum, Member of Global Agenda Council for Human Rights (2010-2011)
  • British American Project Fellow (Elected 2008)
  • French-American Foundation Young Leaders Program (Elected 2011)
  • Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit Delegate (Elected 2009)
  • U.S.-Japan Young Leadership Fellow (Elected 2009)

Publications

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Books

  • Jared Genser & Bruno Stagno Ugarte, Co-Editors, The UN Security Council in the Age of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming May 2014).
  • Jared Genser & Irwin Cotler, Co-Editors, The Responsibility to Protect: The Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in Our Times (Oxford University Press, 2012).

 

  • Jared Genser, The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Commentary and Guide to Practice (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2014).

Human Rights Reports

Law Review Articles

Op-Eds

Published more than 70 op-eds on human-rights topics in major newspapers around the world including the Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chosun Ilbo (Seoul), Far Eastern Economic Review, Huffington Post, Independent (UK), International Herald Tribune, Jakarta Post, Los Angeles Times, South China Morning Post, Sydney Morning Herald, The Nation (Bangkok), The Star (Johannesburg), The Times (UK), Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Recent examples:

Sara Birkenthal

Sara Birkenthal is Special Assistant to the Managing Director at Perseus Strategies, LLC.  She has previously worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, Human Rights Watch, American Civil Liberties Union, and The Jordan Times.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Claremont McKenna College, with a B.A., cum laude, and with dual departmental honors in international relations and Middle Eastern studies.  Sara is the recipient of the Camp Award for International Relations, Marc Wesley Hardy Human Rights Award, Center for Human Rights Fellowship, and Jack Stark Fellowship in Security Studies. She has published op-eds and articles in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law, The Jordan Times, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and Olive Roots, a research journal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, of which she is co-founder.  She is conversant in Arabic.