Sujit Choudhry Leading Constitutional Transition

Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of The Center for Constitutional Transitions that has worked with more than 50 experts in more the 25 countries with the aim to generate and gather together knowledge in support of constitution building. He is recognized internationally as an authority on politics and comparative constitutional law. The organization aims at providing decision makers, NGOs, multilateral organizations and think tanks with evidence-based policy making options by assembling and leading an international network of experts.

The knowledge gaps in constitutional transitions such as the absence of up-to-date research moved Professor Sujit Choudhry to establish The Center for Constitutional Transitions. Sujit Choudhry has 3 law degrees from three different countries and sees this having given him the necessary tools to succeed. He emphasizes the importance of America studying and learning from the successes and failures of other countries, pointing out that the myth of American exceptionalism has been deflated.  For an article of an interview with Sujit, click ceocfointerviews.com.

Sujit Choudhry highlights the importance of listening to the citizens when working with people of cultures different from your own. It is also important that one does not hold fixed ideas about how a project will turn out. Setbacks should be an opportunity to come up with even better ways of dealing with issues that arise. A major accomplishment of the The Center for Constitutional Transitions has been bringing together leading professionals and scholars who are completing three large thematic, collaborative projects including one on Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions. Professor Sujit Choudhry hopes that he and the Center for Constitutional Transitions will change the history of constitutionalism.

Professor Sujit Choudhry was a Rhodes Scholar, holds law degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Toronto; he has been involved in constitution building processes in Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan and Egypt. He is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, where he served as Dean.   More of this on ideamensch.com.

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He has published various books including The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006), Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford, 2008), The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford, 2016) and Constitution Making (Edward Elgar, 2016). With reference from constitutionaltransitions.org.

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