Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sujit Choudhry to speak on Naz at CPR

Sujit Choudhry, one of the leading experts on comparative constitutional law, will be presenting a paper on the Naz decision ("How To Do Comparative Constitutional Law in India: Naz Foundation, Same Sex Rights, and Dialogical Interpretation") at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. The event will take place on Monday, 28 June 2010 from 11.30 to 1.00 P.M.

This is a wonderful occasion to understand Naz within the larger debates in comparative constitutional law. Sujit Choudhry holds the Scholl Chair and is Associate Dean (First Year Program). He is cross-appointed to the Department of Political Science, the School of Public Policy and Governance, and the Department of Health Management, Policy and Evaluation. He is a Senior Fellow of Massey College, and a Member of the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics and Joint Centre for Bioethics. Professor Choudhry holds law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard, was a Rhodes Scholar, held the William E. Taylor Memorial Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship from Harvard. He served as law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada, and was a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions. In Fall 2008, he was a Global Visiting Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law.

Professor Choudhry's principal research and teaching interests are Constitutional Law and Theory, with a particular emphasis on comparative constitutional law. His articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the Journal of Political Philosophy, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Social Science and Medicine, and the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. Professor Choudhry is currently working on a book, Rethinking Comparative Constitutional Law, is the editor of Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation (Oxford University Press), The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge University Press) and Dilemmas of Solidarity: Rethinking Redistribution in the Canadian Federation (University of Toronto Press), sits on the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review (South Africa), and is on the Board of Advisers for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law. Professor Choudhry's op-eds have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Calgary Herald.
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