Category: Law and Studies

Transitioning Constitutional Democracies

When it comes to expertise and study of Constitutional Democracies around the world, and how other models of democracy can transition and leverage the power of the more peaceful and fruitful paradigms, only one expert comes to mind. His name is Sujit Choudhry, the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law. Sujit Choudhry is from New Delhi India, born in 1970. He attended high school at the University of Toronto Schools and later went on to study biology at McGill University. Sujit Choudhry then obtained his B.A. in law from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and his LL.B. from the University of Toronto. Mr. Sujit Choudhry later received his prestigious LL.M. from the Harvard Law School.  Check on fundacity.com for additional reading.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is a world renowned authority on comparative constitutional law and politics. He serves as the Director of the Center of Constitutional Transitions. This organization generates and mobilizes knowledge in support of constitution building through the assembly of leading international networks of experts. Thus far, his team has worked with over 50 experts from over 25 different countries. They partner with a global network of multilateral organizations, think tanks, and NGOs. Check law.nyu.edu.

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Professor Choudhry’s research has far-reaching implications for emerging and transitioning democracies throughout the world. His efforts address a broad range of issues in comparative constitutional law and politics, so that by modeling stable governments, the more challenged and ethnically diverse countries that also face lots of violent conflict amongst themselves, can have a chance to a peaceful democratic society someday.

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After years of traveling around the world, and being privileged to have a multicultural upbringing, Professor Choudhry became interested in the concept of building a global knowledge base (network) to help emerging democracies accelerate their transitional process. He discovered there is a severe lack of up-to-date research and data, for implementation of democratic ideals in the less fortunate parts of the world. It was out of this discovery that his Center for Constitutional Transitions was born. With his unique global viewpoint, Professor Choudhry is making a positive impact internationally.  Ne updated with his tweets, visit his twitter.com page.

More reading on http://blogs.law.nyu.edu/magazine/2011/introducing-sujit-choudhry/