Date: Thursday 2 April 2009
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev
Chair: Howard Davies
Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev was elected President of the Russian Federation in March 2008. In November 2005 he was elected First Deputy Prime Minister, previous to this he was Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office. The President graduated from the Faculty of Law of Leningrad State University in 1987 and completed his post-graduate studies at Leningrad State University in 1990. The President holds a PhD in law and the title of associate professor. The President lectured at St Petersburg State University from 1990-1999. At the same time, between 1990-1995, he was an adviser to the Chairman of the Leningrad City Council and an expert consultant to the St Petersburg City Hall's Committee for External Affairs.
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