Sujit Proudhry Speaks at a Presidential Roundtable in Ukraine

On July 19, 2017, Sujit Choudhry definitely exhibited his leadership powers as he spoke at a presidentialist forum in Kiev, Ukraine regarding the current constitutional changes that were occurring in that country. The Center For Policy and Reform is a major think tank in Ukraine and they hosted the workshop.

There is no question that Sujit Choudhry felt it was a major privilege to be invited to this forum. Choudhry also believes participation in the forum provides an excellent opportunity to discuss some of the instabilities of Ukraine’s current system (constitutionaltransisitons.org).  Choudhry feels that this democracy has been unstable because of a number of reasons, including the fact there is too much power concentration in the Ukrainian presidency, weak political parties, a weak electoral system, and an improper concentration of powers between the president and the prime minister.

Choudhry was joined by many other well-respected members of the international community, including Sumit Bisarya of International DEA, Thomas Sidelious of Dalarna University, and a number of other noted Ukrainian cabinet officials and advisors to Ukraine heads of state.

To his credit, Choudhry has lectured in dozens of countries. He has been looked on by a number of emerging democracies as an expert in the nature of reform. For a country in transition such as Ukraine, there is truly no better expert to look to than Choudhry, who has dedicated his life’s work and mission to fostering growth in new democracies.  Additional article on law.nyu.edu.

For Choudhry, the main issue of importance is to ensure that all democracies adhere to a strong and power central constitutional document ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/sujit-choudhry-738656100).  Choudhry believes that emerging democracies must ensure that all decision are based on the constitution, otherwise they will fall into dishonor and disfavor (patch.com).  We all can be extremely thankful that individuals such as Sujit Choudhry are “keeping these new democracies honest” so to speak.

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