Sujit Choudhry: For Constitutional Democracies, Change May be the Answer

CEOCFO Magazine Senior Editor Lynn Fosse interviewed Sujit Choudhry who founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The magazine published the interview on April 24, 2017. Lynn asked about Sujit’s idea and goals for the center.

Mr. Choudhry explained the idea, or purpose of the center is to connect an extensive and diverse set of experts to gather facts about constitutional democracies. The information would provide evidence-based options to aid decision-makers. For the full article, check on

Sujit Choudhry went on to talk about why he created this organization. He explained that years of working with the questions asked by emerging democracies exposed that many facts are incomplete or don’t exist at all. His goal is to provide the missing information.

The necessity for useful advice has never been more in need according to Choudhry because liberal democratic constitutionalism is facing serious challenges wherever they exist. American exceptionalism has sustained some hits and that America needs to learn from what works or fails in other democracies around the globe.

As the center’s director, Sujit thinks American policy makers may need to expand their perspective by trying to understand what people who are on the ground every day have learned, check They have valuable information to share that can benefit all constitutional democracies.

Sujit Choudhry is an immigrant to the United States. His parents are both professors and believed in the power of education. Sujit knew an education was in his future. He followed his family’s advice and fulfilled their wishes by earning law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, And Harvard.

His passion has become navigating and advising new and existing political environments and helping them to succeed in a constitutional democracy. Sujit Choudhry has grown over the years from thinking in very rigid terms about what is constitutionally necessary to believing that an open mind and listening more than talking approach is what is needed.  See

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