Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. He explains that the idea behind the organization is that it generates knowledge supported by constitution building so networks of international field experts can produce evidence-based policy options for the decision makers and NGOs. They partner up with a large global network of multilateral companies and have worked with over 50 experts from over 25 countries. Sujit stated that he worked as a constitutional advisor for many years. He would write new constitutions and amended existing ones for emerging democracies around the globe. There were a few issues while working as a constitutional advisor, Sujit Choudhry noticed that there were data and knowledge incomplete, outdated or simply just non-existent. This lack of adequate and up-to-date knowledge led him to create the company he runs today. As he reflects back at what he had seen as his biggest accomplishment that he hadn’t noticed at that time, Sujit Choudhry stated that it was bringing around experts from all around the world together to create a network of knowledge and research. Keep up to date with his latest work, check researchgate.net.
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Sujit Choudhry was born in 1970 in New Delhi, India. As the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions in 2012, Sujit helped to generate the world’s first university-based center to generate and mobilize knowledge to support constitutional building. He serves as the Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law and is an expert in constitutional law. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for additional reading.
In his early life, Sujit attended high school at the University of Toronto Schools. He studied and majored biology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Soon after, he would become a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions. During the academic year of 1998-1999, Sujit Choudhry served as a visiting researcher for the Harvard Law School. He actively joined many committees while living in Canada. He participated in the Academic Advisory Committee to Ontario’s Democratic Renewal Secretariat and was a consultant to the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care Committee. For updates on his latest timeline activities, click this.
Sujit received many awards throughout his life. He was awarded the Trudeau Foundation Fellowship and the Practitioner of the Year award. Head over to law.nyu.edu for related article.
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