Petr Pithart

Former Prime Minister

Czech Republic

Dissident during the communist era, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (1990–1992), former Member of the Czech National Council, and Senator and Chairman of the Senate of the Czech Republic. Currently Mr. Pithart is Member of the Forum 2000 Foundation Program Council and teaches in Charles University’s Law Faculty. Mr. Pithart was imprisoned for his dissident activities and was one of the first signatories of the Charter 77 agreement. In 1989, he was one of the leaders of the Civic Forum, which helped negotiate the end to communist rule. Mr. Pithart studied at the Law Faculty of Charles University and at St. Anthony’s College in Oxford.