What better way to encourage the development of constitutional democracies all over the world than to found an institution dedicated to that purpose? This is exactly what international constitutional expert Sujit Choudhry has done and the road that lead him to this place has been long, distinguished and interesting.
Mr. Sujit Choudhry was born in New Delhi and is, of course, an expert in the Indian Constitution and governmental system. However, considering him an Indian national is too limiting. If there is any person in the world who can be considered an International Citizen, it is Sujit Choudhry. Visit his linkedin.com page.
He began his education in his homeland, but moved to Canada for high school. After high school, he took a degree in Biology from prestigious McGill University where he won a Rhodes scholarship. He invested his scholarship at Oxford studying law and returned to Canada with a BA in that subject. Now focused entirely on law, Mr. Choudhry remained in Canada to attend the University of Toronto for a LL.B. He at last concluded his period of formal education at Harvard University, one of the oldest educational institutions in the United States, with a LL.M in Law.
With his formal studies concluded, Mr. Choudhry began his professional academic life at the University of Toronto where he held many high positions before moving on Massey College. From there he amassed a resume of academic, legal and international constitutional experience the like of which has not been seen before. To learn more about Sujit, try clicking this.
With many years of international constitutional experience as an adviser to many emerging constitutional democracies, Choudhry founded his own entity to promote constitutional growth internationally. Based on blogs.law.nyu.edu, he is Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions which he hopes will be of service to peoples and nations all over the globe who desire a constitutional governmental form. Read more, Follow his twitter.com page.
Though a young organization, the Center for Constitutional Transitions has already worked with more than 50 experts from 25 countries. Not content with that, Professor Choudhry is also working with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and co-leads three global collaborative research initiatives: Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions, Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies and security Sector Oversight: Protecting Democratic Consolidation for Authoritarian Backsliding and Partisan Abuse. Check on constitutionaltransitions.org
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