Post-Arab Spring Constitutionalism: Revolution, Retrenchment or Renovation?

On January 20 2014, Constitutional Transitions Director Sujit Choudhry spoke at a World Bank event on constitutions and legal systems in the Middle East. The talk, titled Post-Arab Spring Constitutionalism: Revolution, Retrenchment or Renovation, addressed current debates over constitutional design, a subject of critical importance in the Arab region. Professor Choudhry discussed several core propositions about constitutional transitions that […]

CT Director Sujit Choudhry Speaks at 10th Annual Trudeau Conference

On 22 November 2013, Constitutional Transitions director Sujit Choudhry spoke at the 10th Trudeau Foundation Conference in Montréal, participating on the panel discussion “Canada in the World.” The Hon. Louise Arbour, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group and former UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, also participated on the panel. Professor Choudhry is a […]

CT Director Sujit Choudhry Speaks at UC Hastings Symposium in Memory of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens

On 8 November, Constitutional Transitions director Sujit Choudhry was one of nine speakers to address a symposium hosted by the University of California Hastings College of the Law, entitled “The Arab Spring and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy.” The event was held in memory of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens who was killed in Libya last […]

CT Fellow George Anderson Lectures on Democratic Constitution-Making at Bennington College

On 18 November 2013, Constitutional Transitions fellow George Anderson gave the annual Ruth D. Ewing Social Science Lecture at Bennington College in Vermont. The topic of his presentation was “The Challenge of Making Democratic Constitutions in Deeply Divided Societies.” The lecture included a discussion of Anderson’s personal involvement in constitutional transitions, especially in Yemen, a […]

CT Director Sujit Choudhry Delivers Keynote at GCP Forum on Group Rights

On 3 October, Constitutional Transitions Faculty Director Sujit Choudhry delivered a public address on group rights at The Pluralism Forum of the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) in Ottawa. The event was a partnership of GCP, the Académie Diplomatique Internationale, and Constitutional Transitions. The event, entitled “Group rights: cultural difference or economic and political power?,” took place […]

CT and NYU Law Host President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia

In a visit to NYU Law on September 24, Dr. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of the Republic of Tunisia, delivered an address on “The Past, Present, and Future of the Arab Spring.” The event, presented by Constitutional Transitions, was introduced by Dean Trevor Morrison and Constitutional Transitions Faculty Director and Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry. As the […]

Justice Albie Sachs Discusses his Role “Judging the Judges After Transition” in Kenya

On 16 April 2013, Constitutional Transitions had the privilege of hosting Albie Sachs for a lecture on his experience vetting judges in Kenya as part of that country’s transition away from the post-election crisis of 2007-8. Sachs, who served until recently as a Justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, undertook these responsibilities as […]

Sujit Choudhry Speaks at UN DPA on Libyan Constitutional Transitions

On 15 March 2013, Constitutional Transitions’ Faculty Director Sujit Choudhry spoke at a panel event, “Principles vs. Pragmatism in Constitution-making: Challenges and Opportunities in the Libyan Constitutional Process.” The event was organized by the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He was joined on the panel by Muin […]

Panel Discusses Sri Lanka’s Post-War Slide Toward Authoritarianism

On 21 February 2013, Constitutional Transitions hosted Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu and Professor Radhika Coomaraswamy for a discussion on post-war Sri Lanka, and that country’s slide toward authoritarianism and away from a lasting resolution of its ethnic conflict following the military defeat of the Tamil Tigers in May 2009. The event, “Sri Lanka: Post-War to Post-Conflict,” […]

29 July 2012: Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture

On July 29, 2012, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry, Faculty Director of Constitutional Transitions, delivered the Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam was a prominent Sri Lankan constitutional scholar, legislator and peacemaker who was assassinated by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber in 1999. Dr. Tiruchelvam was also the […]