Earlier this year, May 9th specifically, Territory and Power in Constitutional Transition was published on Amazon. Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions is considered a vital academic read for those interested in the vast and varient workings of the Law, specifically. The reason for this being that the book contains a collection of essays, seventeen in total, that survey the range of challenges that territorial conflicts can pose for the constitution-making processes and constitutional design. How indepth does the book go? Well, the case studies cover countries going through intense constitutional engagement periods in a variety of contexts such as bi-communal countries, small distinct countries, and highly diverse countries. Examplses are often drawn from countries like Kenya, Spain, Scotland, South Africa, and many others. The collection prides itself on policy recommendations through a realist lens.
Where do Sujit Choudhry and George Anderson fit into this? Well, they stand as editors to the collection and had additonally released a companion policy paper with the goal of providing insight into the constitution-making process and offer advice. The two speak from experience, as Choudhry is the founder and director of the Center of Constitutional Transitions and has assisted in the constitution building for such countries as Egypt, Yemen, Ukraine, Sri Lanka alongside other a variety of other countries. Anderson has experience as a former deputy minister for the Canadian government. Anderson is also the former CEO for the Forum of Federations. Currently he works at the Centre for Democracy and Diversity at Queen’s University.
Alastair Borthwick (17 February 1913 – 25 September 2003) was an author, rock climber, broadcaster, and World War 2 veteran from Scotland. His literary career truly kicked off with his first breakout work in 1939, “Always a Little Further”, a memoir of his experiences rock climbing throughout the Scottish highlands, followed by “Sans Peur” in 1946, a novel concerning World War 2.
Even as a teenager Borthwick pursued his literary ambitions, working with publications such as the “Evening Times” and the “Glasgow Herald”. By the 1930’s Alastair began publishing writings on his second passion, rock climbing, with Faber and Faber. His writing was notable for its unique humor and prose. When World War 2 kicked off Alastair joined the fight, quickly advancing to the rank of captain. He was responsible for a very notable feat wherein he managed to lead 600 men to a flanking position behind German lines in the Netherlands at night without the aid of maps. Alastair’s time on the battlefield served not to hamper his literary passion but to enhance it, as it inspired his second notable work in “Sans Peur”.
After the war Alastair got his start in broadcasting with the BBC, being contracted to present a three year series covering the state of Scotland. By 1952 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. By 1960 he had moved to South Ayrshire with his wife Anne, the place where he would spend the rest of his days. He continued to work on various projects in the field of television and radio broadcasting until the end of his life, writing and presenting programs on a menagerie of subjects, regarding his work on the program “Scottish Soldier”, a thirteen part series presented from the perspective of a Scottish infantryman in World War 2, as his best work in this period.
Sujit Choudhry is a globally acclaimed lawyer, speaker and author in the field of constitution building and comparative law. He has been active in the field for over three decades and has the strong belief that comparative law is one of the underused laws in today’s date while being highly relevant in modern times. He is often consulted by the governments of different countries across the globe regarding constitution building and reformation and has also participated in the constitution building process of numerous countries, including Sri Lanka, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya, and others.
He has written and spoken on many critical global issues, including Catalan secession, middle-east crisis, and political situation in Ukraine. The inputs provided by Sujit Choudhry has been widely admired and taken for consideration by many governments to resolve their ongoing crisis in countries like Sri Lanka and Ukraine. Sujit Choudhry is also the founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, one of the most notable organizations helping create awareness in the field of law about comparative law and its importance worldwide. Sujit Choudhry is also one of the first people of Indian origin to become the dean of the top law college in the United States, the Berkeley Law College.
Sujit Choudhry is not afraid to face challenges, and it is the reason why he was one of the experts to visit Sri Lanka in 2003 when it was facing problems from ethnic groups. Since he has expertise in the cultures around the world, he was asked to accompany a group of experts to help solve the problems. During that time he had to travel to remote places in Sri Lanka where they were often checked by guards with guns. But, Sujit always stood for the rights of people and wanted to do the same no matter how hard it was.
Adam Milstein is the managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties, an established commercial real estate investment company based in California. He’s also a Jewish activist and an accomplished philanthropist in 2017, who was among the Top 200 Most Influential Do-Gooder Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs. Adam Milstein has also founded the Israeli American Council and the Milstein Foundation. He is currently one of the most active Jewish Americans on matters that relate to the community.
Adam Milstein has recorded success from his career as a businessman in the real estate sector. Thanks to this success, he is now able to engage in activism and philanthropy. He has dedicated a huge portion of his wealth towards these goals. One of his main goals is to see the Jewish community living in the United States working closely with their counterparts in the Middle East. The Israeli American Council is dedicated to strengthening Jewish identity by raising a new generation of Jews who understand their culture, origin and identity. Apart from these organizations, Adam Milstein is also a board member to many others. One of the organizations he supports supplies free books published in Hebrew to Jewish young people so that they can learn their language and adopt their heritage. Also, through the Milstein Foundation, many Israeli Americans cancer patients are getting health support.
Adam Milstein has sponsored numerous conferences and initiatives aimed at improving and identity of the Jewish community. One of his recent activities has been through the Milstein Meme Competition. This initiative aimed at creating high-quality pro-Israel internet memes. It was also the sponsor of the Los Angeles wing of the Arabs Breaking the Silence speaking to her. With such generous acts, it is not a wonder that Milstein was listed among the top philanthropists in the world.
Adam Milstein has also maintained a strong presence on social media networks as he has nearly 100,000 followers on Twitter. He uses the social media platforms to educate the world about matters that relate to the Jewish people. Milstein has also used his position as an activist to condemned cases of anti-Semitism. His main aim has mainly been the elimination of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.
There is a growing anti-Semitic sentiment around the world today, and in the United States alone, the percentage of attacks against the Jewish people is at a record high. According to Adam Milstein, Israelis living around the world must consider this as a threat, and they would have to fight for their country once their enemies have decided that the State of Israel must be erased from the map. He has been working with other pro-Israel groups and to tackle these issues and point out a possible solution to how it can be stopped. The Jewish people had experienced a massive blow during the Second World War when millions of them were mercilessly killed all throughout Europe. Adam Milstein stated that he no longer wants to see a future world being engulfed in hatred and wars. He has been appealing with those who wanted to help the State of Israel, and Adam Milstein did not get disappointed with the huge amount of messages and posts that he received after he announced his worries about the hatred against the Jews.
To counter the fear against a rising superpower that could someday attack them, Adam Milstein has to ally with other groups. Together, they formed one of the largest Israeli-American gatherings in the world, and he would speak with other members of the society, trying to look for others who are supportive of what the current president of the United States, Donald Trump, wanted to do for his country. When he is not writing his articles, Adam Milstein would always get hold of his portfolio and look at his stocks and other investments. He believes that one should also save while they are receiving money. Spending in on something they do not need would only cause the money to stay inside the house.
Adam Milstein has been known all through the Jewish World as one of the most successful businessmen and entrepreneur in his chosen field. Sometimes, people would always look up into him and will be amazed at how great his accomplishments are presented. He wished for a more stable world economy, and through his dream, he managed to become a part of the solution and not a part of the problem.