Sujit Choudhry partners with George Anderson on constitutional essay collection

Canadian constitutional lawyer Sujit Choudhry and former Canadian government deputy minister George Anderson have authored a book of essays explaining the complications constitutional processes face with territorial disagreements.

The collection, “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions,” focuses on 17 situations where countries are making constitutional changes. These are both small countries, politically diverse countries and areas where territorial politics play both key and secondary roles. Case studies shown in the book include Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria, Spain, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and Cyprus.

The published work includes recommendations on policy from the eye of realists looking at the complexity of both politics and territorial governance. Many in the field of constitutional law see this work as incredibly relevant to situations happening worldwide. That is especially true for Myanmar, Yemen and Libya.

The two have also authored a policy paper as a companion piece to their work. The paper is given the same title and details how crafting constitutions is affected by territorial claims. It also offers input to advisors involved in constitutional drafting.

Sujit Choudhry, considered a leading expert on Canada’s constitution, is a principal at Choudry Law. He also founded and is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Internationally known as a constitutional scholar, Sujuit Choudhry has worked for decades helping those in government advance rule-of-law processes and build constitutional governments.

With law degrees from Toronto, Oxford and Harvard, Sujit Choudhry served as law clerk under Chief Justice Antonio Lamer on the Supreme Court of Canada and served the Bar of Ontario. He was a constitutional law scholar at UC Berkeley, New York University and the University of Toronto for almost 20 years. More than 100 publications bear his name and his work has been used by Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

George Anderson is the former CEO of the Forum of Federations and a Centre for Democracy and Diversity at Queen’s University fellow. He served the United Nations Department of Political Affairs as a part of the Sanby Team of Experts and has been a consultant all over the world.

 

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The Academy of Art University – Students Showcase Their Designs

The Academy of Art University strives to come up with the best training and guidance for their students to provide an exceptional experience that guides them towards achieving their goals in the fashion industry. With talented professors and designers on hand to help provide such knowledge, this University is here to deliver incredible training.

 The New York Fashion Week is the place to be where the new designers launch their careers into the limelight. It gives them the chance to be seen by the most important people in the industry. This University held their 21st runway showcase back in September of 2017. It was done at the Skylight Clarkson Square, known for being the official residence of everything style for that specific week. This season specifically had ten BFA and MFA graduates debuting their womenswear and menswear collections.

There is such a diverse set of designers. All of them come from across the globe with one being from Mainland China and another in coastal Maine. Their range of ideas took the audience by storm, impressing the legendary Ms. J Alexander, among countless other people in the fashion industry. Every single class and all the training all work up to this very moment, so they are incredibly grateful that the right people took the time to watch the showcase.

Presenting their vision for the future, it was quite an exhilarating experience for them. Every single class, training program, and project done to showcase their designs for 15 short minutes in front of the biggest and most important people in the industry. It was quite a unique way for them to graduate and get themselves out there in a way that puts them in the spotlight. The Academy of Art University is definitely the place to be to continue learning about fashion and get only the best knowledge possible from the best fashion design teachers.

Follow this link to learn more https://www.academyart.edu/explore/

 

Beyond the status quo: Magnises

Dream of putting yourself into the lap of luxury. Look no further than “Magnises”, your acclaimed friend to the high life you always craved for. Since its inception, Magnises has been doing the rounds in NY City for all the right reasons. The symbol, a personalized black metal card that grants you access to good living and what better way to spend your time than doing it in a manner befitting celebrities and swanky businessmen.

Started by a young 23 old entrepreneur Billy McFarland, the company had its humble beginnings turned into a fortune with the new concept in Magnises. For one to become a member of this eilte club, they need to get registered with the website. Once the formalities are carried out, you will be charged $250 a month and will be given exclusive VIP passes to all the places you go to. You are allowed access to private parties, meetings and a digital concierge app. The concierge app comes handy to the users wherein users can type and send text messages for various things like movie recommendations or a visit to the art gallery and the app then uses an algorithm and gives you various responses as per your set preferences. If you were to room a normal room in the Park Plaza, you might just get a serious suite update on your visit.

Magnises now has more than 8000 members in New York City, more than 1000 members in Washington DC and have generated more than $3 million in revenues since their initial launch. The company wishes to expand its bases by the end of 2016 to other cities like Chicago and Boston. Mcfarland’s company has worked considerably worked due to its business modeling plan which allows large brands to market themselves to the users of Magnises who are in the age group of 22-35 mostly which is the relative age of most young professionals in the country. The other thing that has worked for Magnises is its wide scale publicity. Not anybody can be a part of the elite club since it goes around on a referral system only and one gets selected after a brief vetting process. The idea for Magnises started while Billy was still a freshman in the Bucknell University where he had already been a part of the content sharing site called Spling. After dropping out from college raised the start-up capital from Deep Fork Capital. As can be seen by the success of the company, it picked up a pace within a short span of time.

Billy McFarland has plans to open up seven private member spaces due to its tremendous response. Three of these members space would be set up in Washington DC are and the other four member’s space is scheduled to be opened in New York by the end of the year.