Sujit Choudhry is a respected and intentionally known authority in the field of comparative politics and constitutional law. Professor Choudhry revealed the reasons why he founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions in a recent interview with Ideamensch. He got the idea to start his organization from his experience in the field as a constitutional advisor in various emerging democracies in the world as he helped in drafting and amending existing constitutions. He noted the large information needed to answer a number of questions that arose during the various constitutional transitions. The available knowledge was non-existent, outdated and incomplete. He founded his organization to step in this gap and generate the necessary knowledge that will play an integral part in ensuring that constitutional transitions become successful. Read another interesting interview with Sujit on ceocfointerviews.com
Sujit Choudhry described his field is very active as 185 new constitutions have undergone drafting and adopted from 1978. He starts his day by reading a number of online sources in order to familiarize himself with the current issues. Afterwards he responds to his emails as he is currently overseeing a number of research projects with policy partners and experts around the world. In his line of work, he brings ideas to life by talking a lot on their policy partners to identify the important issues in different countries.
About Sujit Choudhry
Professor Sujit Choudhry served as the dean at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law. He has been an advisor to constitution making processes in countries like South Africa, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Ukraine, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. Professor Choudhry has law degrees from Toronto, Harvard and Oxford. For more of Sujit’s blog, follow him here.
Sujit Choudhry has served Chief Justice Antonio Lamer as his clerk at Canada’s Supreme Court. He focuses mainly on research on a number of issues in the area of relative constitutional law as well as politics. It is based on constitutional design as an instrument to manage the shift from vicious conflict to serene democratic politics, in racially divided societies, federalism etc. Follow Sujit,visit his linkedin.com page.
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