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How Does Comparative Constitutional Law Work?

Comparative constitutional law is a field of study that’s “collecting dust” if you’re unfamiliar with it. This branch of legal study works internationally and as emerging countries or group identities take form to establish nations. Comparative studies and the advancement of democracy is often the objective.

This is why a comparative process in put into place.

Every growing nation in democracy must establish the parameters of their governments and how they will operate. Interestingly, this requires that the formation of a constitution is taken into account for the values, beliefs and psychology of a nation. These documents help to move a country forward and to give it organization as it operates.

How Is It Applied And To Who

Comparative constitutional law is understood by looking at how the world is forming and bringing people to the democratic platform. The process begins with an analysis. What professionals learn regarding analysis goes beyond a mere glimpse of a local newspaper. These professionals are legal experts that must dig into technical data and history.

The results lead to the ideas and solutions we live.

What it’s important to realize is that nations have special facets relating to their people, economy and location. The variety of governing aspects to consider brings a wealth of information that the world’s leading professionals have to go through. This is how you truly create a new nation within the democratic field (prnewswire.com).

Looking Closer Toward Sujit Choudhry

People who work in comparative constitutional law are also professionals in transition. This brings to mind Sujit Choudhry and the history of international comparative studies he forwards. This man now leads the educational field of constitutional law and does so because of a long work history. Sujit’s experience stems from his work abroad. Check iconnectblog.com for an interesting interview.

He’s been called to rebuild the destruction of North African countries like Libya and Egypt (http://sujitchoudhry.com/advisory-work/).  These foreign nations are embracing a more democratic structure. They are able to with the guidance of a legal professional who understands the process of transition. The work that brings new nations to democracy begins with analysis and comparative law.

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Sujit Choudhry and The Constitutional Solutions He Offers for Ukraine

One of the biggest challenges of creating a nation is by structuring its constitution. Creating a constitution would be one of the most transformative ways that structure the essence of a nation. However, one of the challenges of the people creating a constitution would be the fact that its creators could be impetuous in their efforts and might overlook important information. Fortunately, Sujit Choudhry knows this and understands all of the challenges that come with the creation of a constitution.

The Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions

There are a lot of gripping challenges happening to Ukraine right now, and part of the solutions to the unceasing and growing problems in the country is the expertise of Sujit Choudhry. That said, last July 10, 2017, Sujit went to the meeting in Kiev to discuss among a series of experts to transition Ukraine to a semi-presidential system.

In the discussion with the experts, Mr. Sujit showed that a major think tank that he was part of would be a great part to the foundation of a democratic electoral system. It is the mission of the think tank that Mr. Sujit led to make sure that there’s sustainable democracy in Ukraine without losing all the challenges that may be seen in intervening with a country’s political structuring.  Additional article on patch.com.

This experience is something that Mr. Sujit doesn’t take lightly. He sees it as a privilege to be part of the executive program that will be responsible for the formation of the policy and legal reform of the country. With the links that he builds with intergovernmental organizations that want sustainable democracy, there’s a lot to expect from the involvement of Mr. Choudhry.

About Sujit Choudhry

One of the many things that you can remember from Mr. Sujit Choudhry is that he gained a Michael Heyman Professor of Law degree at the University of California as well as at the Berkeley Law School. His expertise on comparative constitutional law has also made him renowned for creating constitutional modules and solutions for countries.

Another trivia you should learn about Mr. Choudhry is that he is an inchoate biologist because, before he went to law school, he first took biology at McGill University (works.bepress.com).

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Tony Petrello And Nabor Industries: Active Participants In Hurricane Harvey Relief

There have been many adjectives used to describe Tony (Anthony) Petrello, many of which correlate with his role with Nabors Industries Ltd; Petrello serves as the company’s President, CEO, Chairman of the Board, and lastly, a member of the company’s executive committee. Founded in 1968, Nabors Industries has operations in the U.S., the Middle East, and Africa, making it the largest natural gas and geothermal drilling contractor in the world. Although Petrello’s accomplishments in the business world are worthy of praise, his humanitarian efforts are equally noteworthy. According to an article on patch.com (an independent U.S. local news and information platform), Petrello and Nabor Industries actively participated in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston, TX. The decision to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey is not unsurprising for those who are familiar with Nabor Industries.

Like many cities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Houston was hit particularly hard by the 2017 hurricane, causing a scarcity in supplies, flooded streets, and a multitude of damaged homes. What did Nabor Industries do to help? Collectively, the company donated over $100,000 towards relief efforts and has also, provided hands-on relief, courtesy of company employees. For Nabor Industries, the impact of Hurricane Harvey was natural disaster that hit very close to home; according to the company’s corporate communications manager, approximately 10 percent of the company’s 1,200 employees were personally impacted. Of course, this is not the first time that Nabor Industries have sprung to action in the face of a crisis. Nabor Industries has made generous donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one of the largest and best-known breast cancer organizations in the U.S. In addition, Nabor Industries launched a charitable foundation that aims to provide educational scholarships for company employees, as well as their families. To date, the Nabor Industries have reportedly distributed over $3 million in educational scholarships.

As far as Tony Petrello’s background, he graduated from two of the most famed Ivy League schools, Yale University and Havard University. Prior to starting his career, Petrello earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Math from Yale, as well as a J.D. degree from Harvard. After completing his education, Petrello began his career in law, joining the law firm Baker and McKenzie, 1979, and by 1986, he became one of the firm’s managing partners. In 1991, Petrello severed ties with Baker and McKenzie to pursue new opportunities, which ultimately led him to Nabor Industries, where he would serve as the company’s COO, and by 1992, the company’s President.

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Shervin Pishevar: Entrepreneurial Excellence With Diverse Interests

Shervin Pishevar is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor who created significant achievements in various sectors. The American entrepreneur is also a published researcher, incubation expert, and start-up advisor. His technology investments are futuristic and are aimed to transform the future. Due to that reason, he co-founded Hyperloop Technologies Inc. in 2014 and leading it as its Chairman. Hyperloop is accepted by experts around the world as the future mode of transport especially to cover large distances in short span of time. Shervin Pishevar also co-founded Sherpa Ventures, a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, and he gives the vision to the company as its Chairman.

Before establishing Sherpa Ventures, he collaborated with Menlo Ventures as its managing director. During those years, he played a vital role in designing the Menlo Talent Fund, a $20 million seed fund. While coming to the technology sector, Shervin Pishevar established a number of companies and led them to greater success in the quick span of time. Some of them include HyperOffice, Social Gaming Network, Webs.com, and more. Interestingly, the companies established by Pishevar reached a customer base of 100 million in aggregate and raised over $50 million.

While coming to his investments, Pishevar is credited for many seed and angel investments. Per the latest information, he has invested in more than 60 companies which are in diverse sectors such as media, search, social commerce, mobile, ad tech, and more. Apart from that, he is serving as a member of Global Entrepreneurs Council of the UN Foundation. Shervin Pishevar was also sent to Russia and the Middle East as an Entrepreneurial Ambassador by several Federal government delegations. At the Summit and Session on Entrepreneurship in Algeria in 2008, he was a keynote speaker and was part of various policy working groups in telecommunications, media, technology, and more.

He was chosen as an Outstanding American by Choice by the Federal government – one of the 100 naturalized U.S. citizens since the beginning of the award program. Shervin Pishevar earned his graduation in interdisciplinary studies from the prestigious University of California. He is also a published researcher at Neuroscience Letters and Journal of American Medical Association. Pishevar also holds numerous U.S. patents.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Rises To Chairman Of Bradesco

Bradesco will be choosing a new CEO soon as its current one is about to rise to the company’s topmost seat. This is happening at the largest bank in Brazil because its present chairman is stepping down from his post. In keeping with the company’s management style, the choice of a new president will be coming from inside their ranks. Apparently, seven of their present executives are being considered for the post. Who will be the lucky one? If all things will go as planned, the name of the new president will be revealed soon.

Lazaro Brandao, 91, the current chairman, is vacating his seat to pave the way for Luiz Carlos Trabuco, its current CEO, to assume the post. As a consequence, the bank has to choose a new president to take up the responsibilities that Trabuco will leave behind. It seems the bank will reveal the name of the new CEO one month before they hold their shareholder’s meeting in March. According to a bank insider, there is already a shortlist of the candidates for the post. All of those included in the list are sitting executives of the bank.

Brandao has served the bank for more than 75 years. Being 91 years old, he is regarded as among the oldest bank chairmen in the world. He started his employment with Bradesco in 1943 as a lowly bank clerk. He was only 16 at that time. But due to his diligence, talent and effort, he rose to the chairmanship post. Before he became chairman of the bank, he first served as its CEO from 1981 to 1999. According to statistics, the bank is considered as Brazil’s second-largest in market value.

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According to economia.estadao.com.br Brandao championed the present management style of Bradesco, wherein vacant executive seats are filled up with inside qualified talents. This is why Trabuco is set to assume Brandao’s post when he resigns. Since no CEO has been selected yet, Trabuco will still function as the bank’s CEO while assuming the responsibilities of bank chairman at the same time.

Trabuco served in various executive positions in Bradesco for more than 15 years before he became its marketing director. He was appointed CEO in 1992 and served in that capacity until now when he is about to be raised to the bank’s chairmanship post. The bank changed its bylaws regarding the maximum age for its CEOs only last year. It was increased from age 65 to age 67. This change allowed Trabuco to name a successor at the start of this year.

Bradesco is considering seven of its high-ranking executives for the position of president. It is very likely that one of them will assume Trabuco’s former position once he sits as the bank’s new chairman. The following executives of the bank are included in the short-list of candidates for CEO:

Alexandre da Silva Gluher, 57, the current chief risk officer of the bank
Mauricio Machado de Minas, 58, Bradesco’s head of IT department
Josué Augusto Pancini: Pancini, 57, the bank’s head of branch network and overseer of its high income segment
Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, 52, the youngest among the lot and is in charge of the bank’s corporate and investment banking
Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, 58, Bradesco’s head of lending and treasury department
André Rodrigues Cano, 59, the bank’s head of human resources department
Octavio de Lazari, 54, the second youngest of Bradesco’s executives on the list and is head of the bank’s lender’s insurance unit

Brandao said his resignation as chairman of the bank is his own decision. He also added that he has no regrets in serving the bank for the past 75 years. Brandao will still take charge of the bank’s holding companies when vacates his post as chairman.

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Focus on the Success and Achievements of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group CEO

Sheldon Lavin is the current Chairman and CEO of OSI Group. He has been involved in the meat industry for the last 43 years. Mr. Lavin was actively involved with the OSI Group back in the 1970s when it was searching for financing facilities to build a meat processing facility. OSI Group was looking at expanding its processing facility in order to increase the meat products it used to supply to McDonalds. From then on, Mr. Lavin succeeded in transforming the group to become a global food products supplier in 17 countries with 20,000 employees and more than 80 processing facilities.

Career

Sheldon Lavin started of his illustrious livelihood at OSI Group working as a consultant. He managed to become a partner at the group in 1975. He made a significant role when the group was expanding its operations into Europe, South America and Asia. In early 80s, he bought a controlling interest in the group and was entitled to take it over. Mr. Lavin nurtured a culture where his employees are usually treated like members of a global family. This has enabled the company to have a low staff turnover since most of the employees end up working for the company for longer periods. Sheldon was previously involved with the banking and financial services sector.

Involvement in Charity

Sheldon Lavin contributes regularly to a number of charities, a proof of his philanthropic nature. There are a number of notable charities that he supports. Among the most notable charities he supports include United Negra College Fund, National Multiple Sceloris Society among others.

Awards

From the time that Sheldon Lavin became the CEO at OSI Group, the company has bagged a number of accolades. Among the awards won by the group are for environmental and health management as well as safety risks such as the Globe of Honor (2016) awarded to the company by the British Safety Council back in February 20, 2016. This particular award sought to recognize Mr. Lavin’s efforts in placing the company in a global platform and job creation globally. The Global Visionary Award is normally awarded to visionaries capable of making their dreams come true through perseverance in order to realize their goals.

Mr. Lavin has managed to also receive various other rewards for participating in a number of services. These include Director and President of the Sheba Foundation, Trustee for the Ronald McDonald House Charities as well as the Goodman Theatre member of board. He was also a Rush University Medical Center board member.

Sheldon Lavin’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin

Robert Ivy: Promoting Professional Architects

     Robert Ivy is the current executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects, a group established in 1857 to protect genuine professional American architects from impostors and to promote the profession among the American society. Robert Ivy was chosen to become the group’s executive vice president and CEO in 2011 after the organizational board decided that an organizational restructuring is essential to ensure the growth and success of the group. Robert Ivy is presently overseeing the operations of the group through the American Institute of Architects headquarters located in Washington D.C. American Institute of Architects is considered as one of the first professional groups in the country, and the government of the United States recognizes their historical significance and their contribution to the American society.

One of the responsibilities of Robert Ivy is to uphold the by-laws of the American Institute of Architects. He is tasked to look for issues concerning architects practicing in the United States, and if issues arise, he is tasked to fix it. He is also promoting the profession among the American public, stating the importance of the profession and the people who are practicing the profession. Robert Ivy also needs to make sure that the American architects are practicing their profession ethically, and that there should be no member of the American Institute of Architects who would be involved in shady transactions. He is also tasked to protect every architect practicing in the United States, advising them what they should do if they would encounter any problems in the future.

The organizational board that chose Robert Ivy has made the right decision. They have appointed a dedicated and a responsible man for the job, and Robert Ivy is currently doing his best to ensure that the American Institute of Architects would always be one of the respected groups in the country. Robert Ivy never thought that he would become an architect someday. He graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South, where he became a cum laude after taking up a BA Degree in English. He would later enroll himself at the Tulane University, taking up a Master’s Degree in Architecture. Immediately after graduating, he had to look for a job to support his family.

In 1996, he found a job working as an editor in chief for the Architectural Record, one of the most popular architectural journals in the world. After becoming an editor in chief for a publications company, he decided to focus on his organizational duties. Robert Ivy is also a recipient of different awards and recognitions which recognizes his contributions in the field of architecture. Today, Robert Ivy is doing his best to ensure that the people would always think positively about architects.

 

 

Talkspace: The Numerous Benefits of Online Therapy

With communication happening more frequently online, it’s no surprise that the latest exchange to move into cyberspace is therapy. Talkspace, an online therapy app based in New York City, allows people to find mental health professionals online and then communicate via text or video.

The explosion of online therapy services is not a trend. It fulfills a crucial need in society. There are a host of reasons why online therapy works. Here are just some.

Cost is by far the biggest reason online therapy services like Talkspace have taken off. Traditional therapy will run you roughly $100 per session, if not more. That cost gives you access to your therapist for an hour a week. At Talkspace, you have 24/7 access to your therapist for $128/month. These are huge savings.

With the convoluted way in which insurance works in the United States – some health care professionals accept your insurance, others don’t – online therapy opens the door for many people who wouldn’t have access to it due to health insurance reasons.

Anonymity is another key reason Talkspace is beneficial. There may be instances of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse happening in the home. In cases like these, clients may not be able to reach out to a therapist. The safety of texting a therapist can be an attractive concept. Anonymity also encourages honesty from people, and honesty is crucial if a therapist needs to truly help a client.

Keeping up weekly therapist appointments can be difficult for frequent travelers. With online therapy, this is not only possible, it’s easy. They don’t have to miss appointments and can check in when necessary. Those who travel often are not the only ones who benefit. Clients may be facing issues with transportation, physical disabilities, weight problems, and so on. Platforms like Talkspace bring the therapy to you.

Finding a therapy that fits can be hard in the real world. When one doesn’t quite match your needs, switching therapists can be even harder. With Talkspace, switching therapists is simple. Your chat history can also be “saved” so you don’t have to lay out your issues all over again.

Talkspace provides trained mental health professionals who are available to you 24/7 via text or video. Another benefit? If you don’t like the service or feel like you don’t need it anymore, you can cancel anytime.

Dr. Rod Rohrich – Giving Back to His Profession and to Texas

Dr. Rod Rohrich is currently on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as professor of plastic surgery. Based in Dallas, Dr. Rohrich is known as one of the top plastic surgeons in the United States. In February and March of this year, Dr. Rohrich will be participating in three conferences. From February 8 – 10, he will be in Miami sharing his expertise at the Baker Gordon Educational Symposium. As a member of the symposium’s faculty, Dr. Rohrich will be moderating panels dealing with Lower Lid Blepharoplasty and Body Contour Surgery. He will also be lecturing and for the live surgery portion of the the symposium, he will be doing a Primary Open Rhinoplasty.Dr. Rohrich will return to Dallas to attend the Dallas Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine Meeting which will be held from February 28 – March 1. As the chairman and organizer for this event, he brings in an esteemed faculty that will go over all the latest advances in cosmetic surgery techniques. Beginning on March 2, Dr. Rohrich will be involved in the Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting, which he also chairs. Experts will be brought in to discuss the latest issues in rhinoplasty surgery. Both conferences will give participants a fresh cadaver lab so they can get involved in actual procedures and techniques. Dr. Rohrich will moderate several panel sessions in each meeting.

In additions to his teaching duties, Dr. Rohrich maintains a practice at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, the Zale Lipshy University Hospital, and the Tom Landry Sports Center/Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. A native of North Dakota, he attended North Dakota State University, the University of North Dakota,and he graduated with honors from the Baylor University College of Medicine. He completed residencies in general and plastic surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He also attended Oxford University in England where he trained in pediatric plastic surgery.Dr. Rohrich has traveled throughout Third World countries, teaching and performing plastic surgery, with an emphasis on helping children with congenital deformities and severe burn issues. Every year he chooses to support a medical student who will go back to North Dakota and be involved in primary care. Dr. Rohrich is active in civic and community affairs and has served on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, and Save the Children-Dallas.

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George Soros Gives Massive Boost To Open Society Foundations Charity.

Giving back is one of the greatest things that people in positions of power or wealth (or both) can do. George Soros, a world-renowned investor, has done just as much for philanthropy as he has for the financial world. Becoming famous after shorting the British pound, to the tune of nearly a billion dollars, Soros has steadily risen up the wealthy ranks in the world. Now, Soros is taking a step back — intentionally. It was recently released that Soros has donated nearly $18 billion of own wealth to charity in order to help combat some of the greatest problems facing the world today. Let’s look closer at the career of George Soros and how he came to make this decision.

In order to fully appreciate how George Soros has committed life to charity, we must first look at where he came from. Soros was born and raised in Hungary. He was just a kid when the Nazi regime rolled into town in the ’30s in order to belong their brutal, year-long occupation. Over the course of that year, Soros would watch as untold numbers of friends and family members were dragged off, thrown into concentration camps, and killed. Instead of losing hope, Soros and his family helped to smuggle out as many people as possible before ultimately making a run for it themselves by emigrating to London.

In London Soros would work multiple jobs in order to pay his way through school. It was during his time at university that Soros would become familiar with the writing of Karl Popper and the concept of the Open Society Foundations. This writing, which argued for a humanist approach to viewing the world, would ultimately inform Soros’ philanthropic efforts throughout the years.

Soros would establish the Open Society Foundations in the ’70s and it would soon become his point of pride. The OSF has given nearly $19 billion to grassroots foundations around the world. Now, Soros has essentially doubled their outgoing efforts. Soros recently donated $18 billion to his charity in order to bolster their donation efforts in foreseeable future. Soros’ decision to move the bulk of his wealth to charity may be eschewed by some, but it really is just an extension of the beliefs that he has fostered all along. Soros made a statement via his website regarding the recent donation by saying that his success ultimately allows him the freedom to donate more than “most other people”. Pushing that thought further, Soros says, “It obliges me to do so because others cannot.”

Whether or not Soros donated $18 billion or $1 billion, his effort and outreach are laser-focused on the things that matter to him. The OSF is focused on global issues like humanitarian aid, human rights, justice reform, transparent governance, and social justice. With this new boost of money, George Soros and the Open Society Foundations should have some renewed success in their efforts to help change the world. We’ll look to see what else Soros does in the coming years in order to bolster his work with the OSF.

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