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A New Champion for Democracy

On April 24, 2017, Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor of CEOCFO magazine, conducted an interview with Sujit Choudry, Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Professor Choudry is an international expert on constitutional law and politics, and the interview focused on questions concerning his new Center and its goals for the immediate future.

Although a proponent of democracy, Sujit Choudry points out that democratic ideals that work for one country do not necessarily work the same way for all. He supports constitutional change in emerging democracies; stating that “we may be facing the greatest global challenge to liberal democratic constitutionalism since the Second World War.” As an alternative, he proposes gathering options, research, and experts from around the world to form a “new organization that organizes and hosts the most important constitutional case-law from around the world, in multiple languages.”   Check for the full interview here.   This is the goal of his new Center; to provide this global resource. He encourages listening and being responsive to people “on the ground” because they know what they need. His Center is currently researching 3 themed research projects to be completed by the end of 2017.  More reading on law.nyu.edu.

Sujit Choudry is a tenured Professor of Law at Berkeley who has lectured or spoken in over 2 dozen countries. Born in New Delhi and raised in Canada by parents who were both university professors, his early family life was focused on higher education and academia. His brother, Niteesh, is also a professor of medicine at Harvard. Visit sujitchoudhry.com for more reading.

Sujit Choudry was a Rhodes Scholar, and served as law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Click on crunchbase.com for his timeline activity updates.  He has published over ninety articles, book chapters, working papers and reports, and continues to work with and advise political experts from around the world. His clear vision for a global democracy, in its varying forms, is remarkable.   Follow Sujit on his linkedin.com page.

Additional article on  https://works.bepress.com/sujit_choudhry/