Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. It’s an organization that generates and shares information to support constitution building by bringing together leading international experts. The group has worked with experts from over 25 countries. The center was formed to answer the many questions that arise during constitutional transitions.
Choudhry, who has law degrees Oxford University, Harvard and the University of Toronto, has seen many different legal and political environments, has vast public policy experience and has learned a lot about political decision making in the process.
A scholar in comparative constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry thinks the world is facing the greatest challenge to liberal democratic constitutionalism in over 75 years. To him, comparative experience is essential to modern mainstream political and legal analysis and countries must learn from each other’s country’s successes and failures. The key is listening and being responsive to the local people and understanding their point of view.
Choudhry feels every setback as an opportunity to learn and improve the chances for success. But an organization to organize and host discussions on international constitutional case-law is needed. The Center for Constitutional Transitions will complete three major collaborative research projects this fall and launch their knowledge products. Check this related law blog on thereisnoconsensus.com.
Sujit Choudhry is internationally recognized as an authority when it comes to comparative constitutional law. He was UC Berkley School of Law I. Michael Heyman law professor and dean. He was also an NYU Law school Cecelia Goetz law professor and the University of Toronto Scholl Chair. Sujit Choudhry was also a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada’s Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. He’s also a Rhodes Scholar. Additional article on law.nyu.edu.
Choudhry has a wide-ranging research agenda and in-depth field experience. He has spoken on comparative constitutional law, politics and related topics in more than 24 countries. According to en.wikipedia.org., Sujit Choudhry has also provided advice on constitution building processes to the governments of Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Egypt, South Africa, Nepal, Jordan, Libya, and Tunisia. He’s published more than 90 articles, book chapters, reports and working papers and works with the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank Institute. For his recently authored article, hit on activistpost.com.
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