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Sujit Choudhry is a law professor who decided to go beyond his profession. Sujit teaches at the University of California but also other duties to his nation. Sujit’s specialty is constitutional law. Through these skills, he plays an essential role in the global community. Sujit is the chair for Center for Constitutional Transitions. He also founded this organization (constitutionaltransitions.org).

The organization is mainly interested in matters concerning the constitution. It could be resolving issues or understanding the constitution. Today, many countries have embraced democracy rule. However, some countries are still in authoritarian rule while others are transitioning. The center is there to help such countries that are transitioning from one rule to another.

The Center held a conference in the year 2017. It included many experts in constitutional law and other matters. Such a conference was meant to enhance strategies of how to help countries that are willing to change. Moving from one rule to another must have challenges. The conference also addressed how to deal with them.

Sujit represents hope for nations that are learning self-rule. Through the help of the center, they will be fully independent. The center is also interested in educating people on matters of the constitution. When Sujit founded this center, he may have not known that it will enhance cohesion. When nations come together, they uphold togetherness and cohesion.

Lecturing at University of California has increased Sujit’s experience. This university is seen as an authoritative center for politics and constitutional law. Sujit has played a role in commanding this kind of recognition to the university (http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/choudhry_award).  Apart from lecturing in this institution, Sujit gets other opportunities of speaking or lecturing audiences. His skills, experience and knowledge are valuable in many other areas.

Sujit Choudhry does not want to own these skills alone. He would like to mentor people who will become a part of his center. He would also want to pass on his skills to benefit others in different areas. As a result, Sujit Choudhry is a mentor to students and other people who express interest in learning from him. Sujit’s achievement will leave a legacy that will be carried on by his successors.

Check Twitter to keep up with his latest tweets.  Follow him also on LinkedIn,


October 18th, 2017, was not a joyous day for Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. A bunch of big, scary, tough guys in regular clothing drove up to their homes and threw them into vans. The vans took them to two separate jails that were under the guidance of Sheriff Arpaio.

This whole incident sparked a years-long court battle that ended in a $3.7 million settlement for two happy victims. The courts ruled in their favor because it was found that Arpaio had violated the rules that had to be followed in order to arrest people.

Sheriff Arpaio had already been working as the Sheriff of Maricopa County since the early 1990s. This situation with Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey wasn’t the only stunt that he pulled. For many years he was widely known as a powerful figure who made outrageous, attention-grabbing policies that sparked outcries.

One of his most well-known policies was to dress inmates—both males and females—in pink uniforms. Pictures of this can be found all over the internet. He also fed inmates moldy bread and fruit that was rotten–which is pretty cruel. A person can wear any sort of outfit and still physically be okay. However, giving rotten food to people is a major health hazard.

In the past several years, it has been noted how mentally ill people have not been treated correctly in facilities run by Sheriff Arpaio. They are kept in poor conditions where they do not receive the proper treatments. As a result, they grow more and more symptomatic.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Jim Lacey and Michael Larkin joyously created an organization to tend to the plights of immigrants and Latinos. These two groups are demographics that have suffered under the hands of the lousy Sheriff of Maricopa County. Learn more about James Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/

The needs of people in these groups varies and depends upon the individual. As a result, the Fund supports organizations that tend to every niche that one can think of.

For example, some of the organizations that the Fund supports tend to the niche of immigrants needing food and water. Other organizations tend to the niche of LGBTQ people finding acceptance in their communities. There is a very strong Native American element in Arizona.

They look Latino, sometimes are Latino, have Latino relatives, sometimes have immigrant loved ones and are racial minorities. An overwhelming number of Latinos are mestizos—mixtures of Native Amerindian and European. As a result, the Fund helps at least one organization that tends to the interests of Native Americans.

Jim and Michael hold the belief that the plights of immigrants and Latinos are very real and should not be ignored. Many times, these groups are objectified and spoken about as if they are subhuman. In reality, they face terrifying dangers in their countries, as well as terrifying dangers in America.

The terrifying dangers in their countries include sheer violence and death; while the terrors in our country include racial profiling, being deported back to their hellholes, being robbed by people who know that they are carrying their whole life’s savings, being sold into slavery, being taken advantage of by smugglers and being abused by employers.

Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Facebook


James Larkin was born in 1874 and died in 1947, but he also serves as an important Irish historical figure. He was a labor organizer whom created the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. Learn more about James Larkin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml and http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm

He was born in Liverpool, England but grew up in the slums and he worked a variety of jobs as a young man but became a dock foreman. Eventually, he became a trade union organizer full time in 1905 because he believed that workers were being treated unfairly, especially in the case of the dock workers.

The NUDL union he was working for were alarmed at the militant methods which Larkin was using to gain attention to the cause. After being transferred to Dublin, James Larkin formed the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union to combine all workers into one union whether they were skilled or not.

In 1913, Irish workers won the right to fair employment after the Dublin lockout where workers went on strike for eight months. Following this victory and in response to the outbreak of World War I, Larkin began a series of anti-war protests in Dublin. Read more: Jim Larkin | Biography and James Larkin | Ireland Calling

He then traveled to the US in 1914 for the purpose of raising funds to promote the cause of Irish Independence, to only be deported from the US to England by then FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in 1923.

James Larkin’s ITGWU marks the creation of the modern-day Irish Labor movement. Many of the basic labor protections that Irish workers have today date back to the ITGWU.


A major changing of the guard is underway at Grupo Bradesco, Brazil’s most important financial conglomerate. The bank’s current CEO, Luiz Carlos Trabuco, has announced that he will be taking the reins from the outgoing chairman, Lazaro Brandao. This, in turn, will create a vacancy in the CEO spot. Who will ultimately end up filling that void is a topic of hot speculation among those following the Brazilian financial industry.

Bradesco says goodbye to a legend

One of the biggest stories resulting from the changes, however, is the departure of the bank’s longtime figurehead, Lazaro Brandao. At 93, Brandao is one of the oldest executives in the world. He first came to work at the bank in 1943 and over the course of the next 75 years, established himself as one of the legendary figures in Brazilian business. His leaving marks the end of an era for Bradesco in which the bank went from a one-branch thrift institution in the small town of Marilia, Sao Paulo to becoming one of the most important financial companies in all of Latin America.

Even as Trabuco Cappi, one of the most experienced and proven bankers in the country, is set to take the helm as chairman, many of the bank’s shareholders are nervous about the impending absence of Brandao from the company’s top leadership. Brandao has garnered a level of adulation that is rarely seen outside of the most prominent founders of major corporations. The respect and admiration that he has engendered among Bradesco stakeholders, from the largest shareholder down to the lowest bank teller, has been the product of the enormous success that the bank has experienced under his watch.

Read more on economia.estadao.com.br

First attaining the role of CEO in 1981, Brandao went on to have one of the most superlative careers of any CEO in the history of Brazilian business. Between 1990 and 1999, he held onto both the position of CEO and the bank’s chairmanship, making him the unquestioned leader of the firm throughout a period of explosive growth. Brandao is largely credited with many of the innovations and strategic decisions that resulted in the bank’s meteoric rise and rapids expansion throughout the 1990s and 2000s, a period in which its stock valuation increased by a factor of approximately 300 times.

But for all the credit that Brandao receives, those who have observed the bank over the last 20 years understand that at least as much credit is due to Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, who was one of the key figures operating behind the scenes throughout the period of the bank’s most impressive success.

As the head of the bank’s financial planning division in the early 1990s, Trabuco Cappi was able to infuse the firm’s balance sheet with a massive influx of new deposits from some of the wealthiest clients in Brazil. This was the direct result of a campaign orchestrated by Trabuco Cappi that was explicitly targeted at acquiring high-value clients. The resulting increase in the bank’s money on deposit allowed it to originate tens of billions of dollars in new loans throughout the 1990s and 2000s. This would prove to be one of the chief causes of the bank’s expansion, and it was the singular efforts of Trabuco Cappi that made it happen.

Trabuco Cappi was also responsible for the 2015 acquisition of HSBC Brazil, the largest transaction in the history of Brazil. This was widely viewed as a tremendous boon to the business, earning Trabuco Cappi the 2015 Isto E Dinheiro Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Now, as Trabuco Cappi takes over the chairmanship, it is clear that he is the right man to lead his bank into a prosperous future.


Sujit Choudhry is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, where he also filled in as Dean. He was already the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University, and the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto. He is a globally perceived expert on near protected law and legislative issues, who has talked in more than two dozen nations, and joins a boundless research motivation with top to bottom handle involvement as a counsel to constitution building forms, incorporating into Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Ukraine and Yemen, check blogs.law.nyu.edu.  Educator Choudhry holds law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard; was a Rhodes Scholar; and filled in as law agent to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Choudhry is also the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which creates and activates information in help of constitution working by collecting and driving universal systems of specialists to deliver confirm based arrangement choices for leaders and plan setting research, in association with a worldwide system of multilateral associations, think tanks, and NGOs. The Center for Constitutional Transitions creates and activates information in help of constitution working by collecting and driving universal systems of specialists to deliver confirm based approach alternatives for chiefs and plan setting research, in association with a worldwide system of multilateral associations, think tanks, and NGOs. Read more of his views, click twitter.com.  It has worked with more than 50 specialists from more than 25 nations.

Professor Choudhry’s research tends to an expansive assortment of issues similar to law and governmental issues, including sacred outline as an instrument to deal with the progress from savage clash to serene popularity based legislative issues; established plan in ethnically isolated social orders; federalism, decentralization and withdrawal; semi-presidentialism; protected courts and transitional equity; official dialect arrangement; minority and gathering rights; bills of rights; protected outline with regards to advances from tyrant to law based lead; constitution building forms; security part oversight; and essential methodological inquiries in the investigation of near sacred law.  More about his achievements on law.nyu.edu.

Connect with the professor on https://www.linkedin.com/in/sujit-choudhry-738656100


Mike Baur is a former bank manager from Switzerland who is now an independent investor and Chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). The SSUF is not only a venture capital firm but is also an institute that shows beginning entrepreneurs how to build a startup company into a big business and make a pitch to investors along the way. Baur believes there are three principles to being successful with startups and he shared them once in an interview.

 

Mike Baur says first that business leaders have to make things happen because circumstances don’t just fall into your lap. You need to create and follow through on a realistic plan to build your business into something big. Second, Baur says that you need to be adaptable because at some point, things are going to change in your industry whether from outside regulations and new laws, or from new technology developments and a changing in the public’s thinking. And third, you will not become successful unless you take risks with your business. These are things he learned prior to going into investing as a bank employee.

 

Mike Baur was actually only 16 when he started in banking. He began as an intern who assisted his superiors in daily banking tasks, and while he was still beginning this career an older HR manager told him that he just needed to follow a path charted before him and he would get promoted at each step and eventually retire. It certainly appealed to Baur at the time and he was very good at learning banking, so much so that he was already in portfolio management by the time he finished his bachelor’s degree in his early 20s. Even though he kept reaching higher up in his banking career eventually landing a commercial bank management position at Clariden Leu, Baur started having other thoughts about banking. By 2014, he decided it was no longer for him and left it altogether.

 

Mike Baur had started seeing other opportunities with the emergence of new app development companies and a new generation of entrepreneurs ready to showcase their talents to the world. Baur brought his idea for the SSUF to other investors such as the CEO of the Goldback Group and the board at CTI. He also made connections with the University of Zurich, and soon the SSUF became reality. Investors have been amazed that startups can be launched in as short a time as three months at the SSUF.


Many nations around the world are deciding to change their constitution and uphold democracy as their primary form of government. These countries are being assisted by private groups who are traveling around the world to persuade governments to shift to a democratic form of government. One of these groups is the Center for Constitutional Transitions, founded by Sujit Choudhry who also serves as the current director. The Center for Constitutional Transitions has been working with more than 50 experts coming from 25 different countries, and together, the organization and the experts working with it are discussing some of the pros and cons of a specific state who wanted to shift to a democratic form of government.  More to read on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

Sujit studied at the University of Oxford and the Harvard School of Law, and he received several recognitions from his alma mater because of his contribution to the world. Click on law.nyu.edu to read more of his exemplary achievements.  He is one of the few remaining lawyers who are well informed when it comes to international laws. He is using his skills and expertise in international laws to create a dialogue between nations and make them consider the democratic form of government. Serving as the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry is also required to travel a lot. He has been to several countries in Asia and Africa which are considering the change in the form of government.  Hit crucnhbase.com for update on his recent timeline activities.

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Whenever a meeting between a client state and the Center for Constitutional Transitions take place, Sujit Choudhry is the first one to face the clients, and he immediately shares some points on why the state should become democratic. It will be followed up by several facts, and the states which are listening to Sujit Choudhry are being enlightened as they are being taken to a different world by the advice coming from Sujit Choudhry and the experts around him. Because of their skills in persuading people, several governments have already taken up a change in government, and every time it happens, Sujit Choudhry thinks that he is somewhat responsible for the changes that have been experienced by a client country and its people.

For a related article visit http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry


Sahm Adrangi is a New Yorker who works in the financial industry. After getting a degree in economics from Yale University in 2003 he got a job at Deutsche Bank as an analyst. He stayed at Deutsche Bank for about a year and a half, working in their leveraged finance group, before leaving in order to join Chanin Capital Partners. At this company he was an analyst who handled bankruptcy restructuring. After a year and a half he then joined Longacre Fund Management, LLC, again as an analyst, this time in the distressed debt group.

Launching his own company in April 2009, Sahm Adrangi now runs a hedge fund through his company Kerrisdale Capital Management, LLC. He is the company’s chief investment officer, although he has a hand in running all aspects of his company. His specialty is shorting company’s stocks when he sees that they are overvalued. The first time he came to the attention of the broader investment community was when he saw that a number of Chinese companies trading on American stock markets were actually fraudulent. He shorted their stocks and he was proven right when those companies stocks tanked when he showed other investors his research.

Another industry that Sahm Adrangi is active in is the television satellite industry. Sahm Adrangi says that it’s pretty clear that the entire industry is in a secular decline with no hope of turning things around. Consumers are increasingly dropping their satellite packages, he says, and if anything this will accelerate. One of the companies he has targeted is Globalstar Inc. and when he revealed his short position on its stock the company’s shares dropped by 25%.

There is $3 trillion invested in hedge funds around the world. Sahm Adrangi’s is worth $150 million. This makes Kerrisdale Capital Management a relatively small player in the industry but, nonetheless, his moves are noted by other hedge fund managers and investors. He’ll research a company and then short it if that seems like the smart decision. He then releases his research so that others can see what he is talking about and why he thinks the company is overvalued.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sahmadrangi


Migrant workers fulfill an essential need to the U.S. economy. Their role is significant in keeping many businesses, manufacturers and corporations continuing to operate at a progressive level to meet the needs of American culture. Migrant workers account for three million labors within the agriculture workforce in the country. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/michael-lacey

However, when it comes to their rights, many migrant workers receive less-than acceptable protection and end up forfeiting their rights if left without an advocate or other representation. Those rights are often affected by local authorities who either refuse to apply the laws as intended or misinterpret the laws.

When migrant workers and immigrants need the most current information regarding the laws and policies in Arizona, they reach out to the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The information they receive needs to be reliable and that’s something that can be paramount in making decisions. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was formed in 2013 by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin; co-founders of the Phoenix News Times. Read more:  Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

The fund was formed by both journalists after witnessing unfair practices and injustices of Hispanics and Latino’s within the Phoenix community. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is nationally known and supports many advocacy groups.

In the last decade, the Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights (ACMR) has been another prominent resource for immigrants and migrant workers. With a proactive approach towards decreasing an anti-immigrant mind-set among some particular individuals and groups, the ACMR advocates in an inclusive manner to bring them together with migrants and immigrants to create an alliance network to solve issues.

The organization’s mission is to change the undesirable political and social climate within the immigration issue that is facing Arizona and throughout the country.

Because there is an increase of migrant traffic on the U.S. and Mexico border, the state of Arizona is much more likely than any another state to interact with migrant workers. The ACMR acts as a mediator to reduce life-threatening incidents, and sometimes even death, of those who cross the border illegally.

Through its proactive approach, the ACMR advocates for justice and human decency treatment of migrant workers and immigrants, while also raising awareness within the community for better plans of action when seeking employment opportunities in the country.

With resourceful organizations such as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, and the Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights, immigrant communities and migrant workers are better assisted and protected for their knowing their rights.


Rocketship is a network of charter schools for elementary students that operates majorly in low-income areas that have no or limited access to good schools. It was founded in 2006 and is a non-profit organization. It aims to narrow the achievement gap between kids in low –income area schools, and those fortunate enough to be in good schools. The organization’s model is centered on personalized student learning through teacher-led interaction supported by technology. It also engages parents in their kids learning. These parents later become advocates not only for the organization but also their children and community.

Rocketship works in San Jose

Rocketship came to the families in San Jose whose homes got ruined when they got flooded after Coyote Creek broke its banks. Rocketship which has about 20 schools in three states and in Washington D.C innovated a way that raised $62,000 to help the families get temporary housing, furniture, and food. Through this quick act, they met the needs of about 30 families from Rocketship run Bay Area Rocketship schools. This enabled breadwinners of the families to go on with their jobs since their families did not lack any essentials. Kids also got to continue with their learning.

Rocketship and Student families

Rocketship recognizes the importance of the family as a student’s greatest asset in their ongoing education. It is for this reason that it creates a caring, engaging and fosters collaboration between parents, the student’s teachers and the students themselves. This helps the students to navigate life’s complexities and its challenges through instilling the importance of having healthy external relationships out of school. Rocketship Education is part of a large number of charter schools that tap into parental engagement in their children’s school curriculum. This creates connections between parents and the school thus fostering cohesion in the community.

Parental experience as part of the Rocketship Education

A forgotten aspect of a student’s success is the parent’s experience of the school. Rocketship Education makes parent-teacher relationships top priority. This enables both the teacher and the parent to give insights that help in finding ways to fully exploit the child’s potential. This is achieved by having the teacher pass information to the parents whenever the student is struggling academically or even socially. Both then unite to seek a solution that gives the best outcome.


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