Sujit Choudhry established the Center for Constitutional Transitions in 2012 and is its director. He has said that the idea behind this organization was to support constitution building. In order to do so he assembled an international network of experts on constitutions which he leads. They produce policy options for decision-makers that is based on evidence and facts. He also partners with other organizations in the industry like think tanks, NGOs, and multilateral organizations.
Choudhry says that he has served as a constitutional advisor for many years. He has done so for both emerging democracies as well as democratic nations that need to modify their existing constitution. He says that there are areas when it comes to constitution building that have information that is either outdated or hasn’t been created yet. His goal is to fill these gaps through his center.
Sujit Choudhry has earned law degrees in three nations; the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. As such he has become familiar with different legal and political frameworks. He says that every nation around the world has different histories and issues that inform how it is governed. By working with many different public policy expert he has learned how decision-making is done in politics.
Comparative constitutional law is, in particular, Sujit Choudhry’s specialty (blogs.law.nyu.edu). He has taught this subject at university law schools in both Canada and America. He says that ever since the end of World War II liberal democratic constitutionalism has faced many challenges around the world. He thinks American exceptionalism has been revealed to be a complete myth and that makes comparative experiences more important than ever.
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When it comes to the challenges and awards of working with policy-makers in different cultures, he says that he has learned that it’s incredibly important to listen to the actual people that are on the ground. They are the ones that know what’s really going on and how to best address their challenges. Looking at things from their point of view, rather than an American point of view, will reveal that they see things in a very different light.
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