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 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 […]

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 […]