September 17, 2020 at 5pm ET
Constitution Day Event: Julie Suk '93 is interviewed by Irving Kagan '82


On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the U.S Constitution that went into effect in 1789. Did We the People” include women? Does it now? Join HCHS alumna Julie C. Suk ’93 (Professor of Sociology and Political Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY & Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School), author of We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment in conversation with HCHS alumnus and Social Studies faculty member Irving Kagan ‘82 about women and the process of constitutional change.

To participate in the event, please sign up for our Zoom meeting here, or view the discussion on Facebook Live by going hereBuy a raffle ticket below for a chance to win an autographed copy of We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment. All proceeds will go to support the high school. (Raffle sales closing at midnight on September 15th).

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Julie Suk and Irving Kagan
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Thursday September 17
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Julie C. Suk is a professor of sociology, political science, and liberal Studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), where she serves as the academic dean overseeing interdisciplinary master’s programs. She is also a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Prior to joining The Graduate Center, Suk was a law professor for 13 years at Cardozo Law School in New York, and taught as a visiting professor at the law schools at Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago, and UCLA. In addition to the book, We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, Suk is the author of dozens of law review articles and book chapters.  Her research explores the theory, practice, and procedures of reducing inequality in comparative constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and social policy. She has lectured widely in the United States and Europe and has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and LUISS-Guido Carli in Rome. She has a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she studied on a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and a D.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, where she held a Marshall Scholarship.  Suk’s media commentary and interviews, primarily on the ERA and legal issues affecting women, have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the American Experience on PBS, CBS News, the Bloomberg Law podcast, and other outlets.

Irving Kagan has taught courses in history, constitutional law, international relations, and philosophy at Hunter since 1991. He has served as an adviser to the Washington Seminar, the GO, What's What, and the Hunter Model United Nations Society. Kagan has a BA and MA in History from Yale University. He has been recognized for his teaching by the University of Chicago and Cornell University's Merrill Presidential Scholarship Program. He is the recipient of fellowships from the University of St. Andrews and the English Speaking Union of New York.