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Jeremy Goldstein, Fellow Fountain House Board Members Organize a Dinner Party Filled With Chateau Latour Wine

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Jeremy Goldstein, one of the pro-active board members at the Fountain House, a New York-based NGO, organized a fabulous dinner party on May 22, 2018. Those who attended the party confirmed that they have gone to different dinner parties in the past but none would match what Jeremy Goldstein and crew organized. It was unique, filled with all sorts of delicacies and above all, there was plenty of exotic Chateau Latour wine.

 

 

 

The aim of the party was to raise funds in support of the Fountain House, an NGO that solely deals with the mentally challenged persons. According to Jeremy Goldstein, the dinner party started at 6:45 pm New York time. An hour later, visitors who arrived were served with special meals prepared by an award-winning chef. For one to take part in the dinner party, they were supposed to buy tickets. Each ticket cost $3, 700. All the money that was collected from the dinner party was channeled to the Fountain House to support several educational programs for its members.

 

 

 

The Fountain House has been around for over 70 years. During the first four years of its start as ‘We Are Not Alone’, the Fountain House did not have a permanent residence. Today, more than 74 years later, the NGO has a permanent residence in New York at the Fountain House. This Non-Governmental Organization got its name from a fountain of water that was in the garden of its current residence.

 

 

 

About Jeremy Goldstein

 

 

 

Jeremy Goldstein has been a board member at the Fountain House since 2010. For 8 years, he has seen a tremendous growth of service delivery especially to persons living with mental challenges who live in the Fountain House. Out there, Jeremy Goldstein is known as a writer. He is an accomplished speaker and a lawyer by profession. Before he joined the Fountain House, Jeremy Goldstein worked with several established lawyers in different law firms. He also opened his Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates LLC law firm, which serves many high-end clients. He has a degree in Law from New York University School of Law and an additional M.A. in Law, which h he attained from the University of Chicago.

 

To learn more, visit http://jlgassociates.com/.

 

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Sujit Choudhry and Comparative Law

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Professor Choudhry has done extensive research that addresses a broad range of issues regarding comparative constitutional law. Included is also a constitutional design that serves as a tool for management of the transition from violent conflict to peaceful politics that are in line with democracy.

A constitutional design has different divisions such as decentralization and secession, federalism, constitutional courts, minority and group rights, policy on official language, bill of rights, semi-presidentialism, and proportionality. The context of the transition from authoritarian rule to democratic governance is what is known as constitutional design. The study of comparative law covers areas such as sector oversight, right building, security sector and methodological questions.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is the founder and director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The Center generates and mobilizes knowledge so as to support the building of the constitution. They do so by assembling and working with the international community whereby they work with experts so as to finish thematic research projects that give policies based on evidence to the practitioners.

The center partners with other networks that are global and multilateral agencies, NGOs, various universities and think tanks. Professor Choudhry is a United Nations Mediation Roster member. He has also worked as a consultant to the World Bank Institute at the World Bank as well as the United Nations Development Program.

He was the Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law before going to Berkeley. He was also the Scholl Chair at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He received the Trudeau Fellowship in 2010 among other three Canadians. It is the Canadian equivalent of MacArthur awards.

He was also a member of Governing Toronto Advisory Panel and it proposed main reforms that helped in building the structure of municipal government in Toronto. It also sat the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario.

Check out the list of the books he authored here: https://www.amazon.com/Books-Sujit-Choudhry/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ASujit%20Choudhry