Jeannie Suk Gersen writes on the legal complexities of the United States's evolving attitudes towards women's rights, sexual harassment and the interplay between law and politics.

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Born in South Korea, Jeannie Suk Gersen immigrated to the US in 1979. She joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 2006, and in 2010 she became the first Asian American woman at the school to receive tenure. She has taught courses on various facets of law of marriage and family, sexual assault and harassment and campus misconduct. She is a contributing writer to The New Yorker.

Before joining the Harvard faculty, she served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter on the United States Supreme Court. She served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

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Taboo Breakers: Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2019

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In Session 4 of TEDWomen 2019, we tackled some big taboos — divorce, menopause, political dissent — and met the extraordinary people on the front lines of breaking them. The event: TEDWomen 2019, Session 4: Taboo Breakers, hosted by Corey Hajim and Shoham Arad When and where: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2:30pm PT, at La […]

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