Sujit Choudhry recently sat down with CEOCFO magazine for an interview with Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor. The interview covered a wide range of topics including his work with The Center for Constitutional Transitions. Choudhry spoke of the need for an organization such as The Center for Constitutional Transitions, and the vital role that institutions like it play in the development of emerging democracies throughout the world. The CfCT works with experts and multinational organizations that to help answer the myriad of complex questions that can arise during constitutional transitions. There is a wide base of knowledge to help address those questions, but there are still gaps in how that information is imparted. The CfCT was designed to help fill in that gap and provide guidance to those emerging democracies toward success. For the full interview,
As an immigrant himself, coming to the United States from New Delhi, India, where he was born in 1970. Sujit Choudhry is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, and holder of advanced degrees in law from three countries. He is considered to be one of the world foremost experts on constitutional issues and has advised presidential administrations, companies, new and established governments, and others on constitutional concerns all over the world.
He believes that working with others on these issues means being able to listen to and respond appropriately with those individuals in the trenches of the subject. He also understands that those who are in the midst of the transitional process, may have a different view on the issues that are being addressed than Americans may have. Check Sujit’s insight on an issue in this recently authored article of him on activistpost.com. The American way of understanding is based on the fact that the country has a near perfect constitution that was structured in such a way that is a vibrant and shining example for others and has been for more than 200 years. But do to that perfection, and the need to rarely change it, the American concept of constitutional development is very complacent and as such can often be difficult for those just starting their journey into democracy to understand.
He stated that given unlimited time and resources, he would like to form an archive of the most important constitutional case-law from all over the world, in multiple languages, so that others can reference and interpret it for the betterment of all of mankind. For his latest tweets, visit him on his twitter.com page. He looks forward for the fall when The Center for Constitutional Transitions will complete a large thematic research project, the largest such project that it has thus far undertaken. He is sure that it will be just the beginning of the important work that the center can do to help make the world a freer and more stable place. To read more about Sujit, click on sujitchoudhry.com.
Head over to this law blog about Sujit on http://thereisnoconsensus.com/constitutional-law-expert-sujit-choudhry-presents-analysis-freedom-speech/
Ubuntu Education Fund, founded in 1999 by Jacob Lief and Malizole’Banks’ Gwaxula, has positively impacted the lives of many needy children. While it initially began as a charitable organization dedicated to provision of education to needy children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the organization has expanded its objectives and scope of operation to include provision of healthcare services and catering for the welfare of these children. To finance its objectives, Ubuntu Education Fund receives donations from philanthropists. Additionally, the organization’s leadership including its chairman, Andrew Rolfe, usually organizes gala nights where guests are invited with the view of raising funds.
In May 2017, the organization held its 10th Annual Ubuntu Fund Gala Dinner where 300 guests were treated to lively music and moving testimonies of individuals who have benefited from the organization’s noble cause. The close to a million dollars raised during the gala will be directed towards building the organization’s campus that will come complete with a pediatrician unit. The funds will not only help in nursing the needy children from a young age to adulthood; it will also increase Ubuntu Education Fund’s capacity to take in more needy children.
Andrew Rolfe’s Academic and Career Background
Andrew Rolfe is a multi-skilled company executive with several years of experience working across various industries. He is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged financing, business planning, due diligence and company valuation. He attended St. Andrews College between 1981 and 1983 before joining Eton College in 1984. In 1985, Andrew Rolfe joined the University of Oxford where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988. He later graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree in 1992 from Harvard Business School.
In 1992, he was appointed to serve as the vice president of PepsiCo. He held the position for five years before being appointed the chairman and chief executive at Pret A Manger in 1998. Andrew Rolfe joined Gap Inc. as an honorary president in 2004. He held the position up to 2006 when he was appointed the managing director at TowerBrook Capital Partners. He doubles his current duties with the role at Ubuntu Fund where he has served since 2007.