Recent Collections of Global Conflict, Power, and Territory

“Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions includes a collection of 17 case study essays that details certain countries that are undergoing territorial disagreements regarding constitutional engagement in a variety of contexts. This collection is relevant to many current conflicts all over the world, including those that are most well-known.

These case studies were released by George Anderson and Sujit Choudry. They have also released a companion policy paper under the same name that helps provide insight into constitutional design and territorial claims. They provide advice in this paper with hopes that it will be useful to the advisers involved in these conflicting situations.

Sujit Choudry is a Rhodes Scholar and also has law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. This constitutional lawyer is also Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which supports constitution building by starting and leading networks of experts all over the globe to complete evidenced research projects about policy options for practitioners. Professor Choudry is also a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster and has advised on government and constitution building in many countries for a long time.

George Anderson has been a deputy minister for Canada and has also been a CEO of the Forum of Federations. He has consulted all over the globe, including being a member of the Sandby Team of Experts in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and at the Centre for Democracy and Diversity at Queen’s University and lecturing in over 24 countries.

The original collection of essays is meant be to a realistic view on the policy recommendations involved in these complex territorial and constitutional cleavages. In the conclusion of this volume, the authors use information from the original conclusions of existing research in constitutional transitions and the like. These case studies are something every scholar of federalism, power-sharing, and devolution must read. They have a broad analysis that would be very important to advisers and consultants.

The “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” volume has been on sale on Amazon since May 9th and the companion policy paper can be downloaded at any time.

Find out more here http://constitutionaltransitions.com/director-sujit-choudhry/

How Obsidian Energy Attained A Positive Turnaround In Its Industry

One of the biggest industries in Canada is the oil and natural gas industry. One of the mid-sized players in this industry is Obsidian Energy Ltd., a business that is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. It was founded in 1979 and has oil and gas wells in many locations in western Canada. The company employs about 300 people. Like almost all companies in this industry they struggled for a few years when the price per barrel of oil plummeted. Since the price per barrel has been steadily going up over the last year Obsidian has found more success recently.

 

The oil and gas fields that Obsidian Energy has wells in are in Alberta. There are three main areas in this province that they obtain oil and natural gas; Alberta Viking, Pembina Cardium, and the Peace River Oil Sands. This region, called collectively the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, is among the globe’s largest proven oil reserves. Each day about 31,000 barrels of oil are produced.

 

Up through June 26, 2017, Obsidian Energy was known as Penn West Petroleum. They had engaged in a lengthy restructuring of the company where they reduced debts and sold off assets. As the leaders of the company were looking for a fresh start they proposed that the name of the company should be changed to reflect this. This proposal was put before the shareholders of the company and they approved this change. the new name was sharpened because Obsidian is a type of rock that can be both honed and sharpened. Click Here for more information about the company.

 

In the second week of December 2017 it was announced by Obsidian Energy that Gordon Richie had been named to the company’s board of directors. He joins the company’s Acting Chairman of the Board, George Brookman. Ritchie brings with him almost 40 years of experience in the financial industry where he was a top executive at such firms as the Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets.

 

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