Views From An Expert, Sujit Choudhry, On Constitutional Issues

The constitutional-making challenge is a business that Sujit has concerned himself with for many years. New and established democracies are grappling with the changing dynamics of governance, information sharing, and other elements of civilization.

On the American constitutional transition position, Sujit Choudhry admits that the country has not been spared from the challenges that struggling democracies are experiencing. This is unlike in the past when American democracy was used as a point of reference by other countries. Today, America has to look up to other democracies and learn from their success and failures.

Sujit Choudhry has written widely on constitution and politics. He has also traveled around the world to give talks on the same. He constantly works in collaboration with NGOs, think tanks and multilateral organizations.

He has vast experience in facilitating dialogue in times of political upheaval, advising teams of experts, holding discussions with party leaders and parliamentarians, and writing technical constitutional reports.  Some of the organizations he has worked with as a consultant are the UNDP and the World Bank Institute. He is also one of the UN mediators.

His family background has been instrumental in making it easy for him to work with people from different cultural and political backgrounds.  He is an immigrant who grew up in America, and he has been a student of law in three other countries. Read more on blogs.law.nyu.edu. He has interacted with people from varied cultures and developed respect for diversity.

He is currently researching three projects that he hopes to release soon (wzb.com). He is engaged in this research work together with the Electoral Assistance and the Institute for Democracy.

His biggest wish is to have an organization that can tap the global knowledge from constitutional experts speaking different languages of the world brought together under one roof.

Learn more about Sujit’s work insight, visit http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry

 

Lessons learnt from Sujit Choudhry’s career journey

Sujit Choudhry a professor, advisor, lawyer and an author, Sujit is one of the few immigrants to serve as a dean in one of the highly ranked university in America. Sujit served as the dean at University of California from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Sujit attended the University of Toronto Schools for his high school education; he, later on, received a law degree from Oxford University, University of Toronto and Harvard Law School.

Sujit’s career journey.

Sujit Choudhry started work in Canada where he served as a law clerk to chief justice Antonio Lamer, in 1999 he became an assistant professor at University of Toronto. His career progressed, and in 2011, he was named as professor of law at New York University. Currently, Sujit is the director of The Center for Constitution transition; the organization aims at providing information and conducting research on constitution policies, the data is generated by a team of international experts and is later transmitted to decision makers (constitutionaltransitions.org).

Sujit has over 20 years ‘experience as an advisor, and his skills and knowledge are instrumental in making the firm a success. Sujit’s idea to establish the organization was influenced by his work. During his work as an advisor he helped amend constitutions as well as form new ones, it is at this time that Sujit Choudhry discovered that there was lack of information and outdated information and for the policy-making process to be efficient and successful it is vital for one to be equipped with the correct information. This thus saw the establishment of The Center of Constitution Transition which would conduct research and generate knowledge for the policymakers.

Sujit attributes his education as a critical factor to his success in the career, though being a foreigner; Sujit has successfully established himself as a household name.

Some of the lessons Sujit has learned over the time is taking setbacks not as a failure but a stepping ground to achieve greatness. When he started the organization, Sujit had already planned out how things would unfold. However, things did not always turn out as planned and this taught him to go back and make better plans, he has also learned that constant re-invention is the key to victory.

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