Constitution Day 2020

Constitution Day - Keynote Address by Julie Chi-hye Suk

We the Women: Discovering the ‘Founding Mothers’ of Our Constitution

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6:00 pm

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Registration will be capped at 1,000.  

Julie Chi-hye SukJulie Chi-hye Suk is Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), where she also serves as the academic dean overseeing the Graduate Center’s interdisciplinary master’s programs. For Fall 2020, she has been appointed 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. 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 is an interdisciplinary legal scholar, focusing on women as constitution-makers at the intersection of law, history, sociology, and politics.

Her 2020 book, We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, explores the ERA’s past to guide its future, telling the stories of the forgotten women lawmakers and lawyers who shaped the ERA over a century.  She is a frequent commentator in the media on legal issues affecting women, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, and CBS News. 

Professor Suk’s new book, “We the Women, The Unstoppable Mother’s of the Equal Rights Amendment,” will be available for purchase starting August 11.  Information about her book and options for online purchases and pre-orders are available at:


Additional Information

The Equal Rights Amendement:


The 19th Amendment: Women's Voting Rights: 


Sponsored by the American Democracy Project/Political Engagement Project, Office of the Provost, Office of Development & Alumni Relations and the Stockton University Foundation & the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.


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