At Jigsaw (formerly Google Ideas): Jared Cohen, Yasmin Green, Scott Carpenter, Brendan Ballou, Sara Sinclair Brody, Brett Perlmutter, and others who saw early promise in the project and provided enthusiastic support and guidance.   

At the Comparative Constitutions Project: Our indispensable “taggers” and support staff: Alex Hudson, Jose David Sierra Castillo, Nathalia Sandoval Rojas, Christine Stuart, Connor Ewing, Abby Klionsky, John Marsh, Matt Rhodes-Purdy, and Aline Sredni. Special thanks to Robert Shaffer for writing and rewriting the code that processes constitutional texts as well as many other critical tasks behind the scenes. Hazem Salem played an integral role in Arabic Constitute, serving as the Chief Editor and Translator of the Arabic content, and continues to provide Arabic guidance and support. Giorleny Altamirano, Sharon Gorenstein, and Cristián Eyzaguirre provided critical translation and other support for Constitute en Español. Diego Vega, Ashley Moran, Kyle Shen, and Bela Madrid assisted with data analysis and infographic design. Most importantly, Jessie Baugher has managed many aspects of the project with unparallelled care, skill, and style.

At International IDEA: Sumit Bisarya shared our vision of an Arabic Constitute and both he and Zaid Al-Ali provided indispensable regional and substantive guidance.

At the University of Los Andes and Dejusticia: César Rodriguez Garavito, Claret Vargas, and Camila Soto provided intellectual guidance for Constitute en Español. Carlos Morales de Setién Ravina has provided indispensable translation services.

Our colleagues in Latin America: Roberto Gargarella at the Torcuato Di Tella University (Argentina), Rodrigo Meneses Reyes at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (Mexico), and Daniela Vairo at the University of the Republic (Uruguay) help us review, maintain, and monitor Constitute en Espanol.

At Google: Anna de Paula Hanika and Jake Cressman who contributed numerous big ideas and their design touch. Fayeq Oweis contributed valuable design and linguistic support for Arabic Constitute.

At Psycle: Many people but in particular Roy Gardner, Peter Constantinou, Greg Jones, Rachel Hancock, Alex Fry, Austin Goudge, and Mike Parsons.

At UT’s Miranker Lab: Juan Sequeda and Dan Miranker contributed the power of Capsenta's Ultrawrap in our early years to transform our raw data to linked open data and enrich the constitutional ontology.

In the field: Drafters and advisors of constitutional drafters worldwide provided helpful feedback at key moments.

Our Colleagues: Scholars across various fields improved many of these ideas. We especially appreciate our Board of Advisors and our collaborators at the Program on Liberation Technology and Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University, whose work helped inform this project.


For the Comparative Constitutions Project

Zachary Elkins

James Melton

Tom Ginsburg