Sujit Choudhry is the founder of the Center of Transitional Transitions and known the world over for his expertise on comparative constitutional law and politics. In an interview with Lynn Fosse, the senior editor of CEOCFO Magazine, Choudhry briefly laid out for Fosse the background and purpose of his company, and the vision that he has for the future. This interview was published April 24, 2017. For the full interview, hit on ceocfointerviews.com.
In the interview Sujit Choudhry stated that the purpose of his organization is to fill the voids often caused in the aftermath of shaping young democracies as they modify existing constitutions or form new ones. This is accomplished through working with leading practitioners and scholars from around the world to form long lasting global knowledge networks which outlive the temporary short-term projects. These networks fill in the missing pieces that can’t be handled during the initial forming phases of new democratic governments. Choudhry recognizes that the democratic society of the United States is less stable today. He believes that comparative experience needs to replace the myth of American exceptionalism, making it vital for the United States to work with and learn from the mistakes and failures of other countries as they shape a democratic way of life.
Sujit Choudhry got his start as a law clerk for the Canadian Supreme Court. According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, he is a Rhodes Scholar and has garnered law degrees from Harvard, Ontario, and Oxford. Professor Choudhry currently teaches law at the University of California, Berkeley, with past law positions at New York University and the University of Toronto.
Sujit Choudhry has lectured and taught in over two dozen countries, and served as an adviser to rebuilding the constitutions of several African and European countries. His efforts have resulted in numerous democratic societies with improved economic stability and human equality. Sujit Choudhry is also the author of over ninety published books and papers. Related article on works.bepress.com.