Vladimir Platonov to Speak on Campus

Posted: September 4, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Arts and Sciences hosts Vladimir Platonov, deputy chairman of the Upper Chamber of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, who presents “Sustainable Development in Russia in the 21st Century,” on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. in the Mason Hall Board Room. The university community is invited to attend. A reception follows the talk.

Born in Moscow in 1954, Platonov studied economics and law at Patrice Lumumba University. He was elected chair of the Moscow City Duma in 1994 and reelected to that post 10 times. In 1996, he became a member of the Federal Council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, where he serves as chairman of the committee for Constitutional Legislation and Judicial Issues. In 1998, he was conferred the rank of advisor of fustice. Earlier this year, he was named professor and head of the Political Sciences Department of the People’s Friendship Russian University.

Platonov is one of the developers of a series of fundamental federal laws, including the new criminal code, the law “On the RF Legal System,” and draft law “On Introducing Change to the RF Constitution.”

For more information, contact CAS at x38741 or artsandsciences@gmu.edu.

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