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Tkeshelashvili was born on October 16, 1969 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Chairman of the Regional Department of the Citizens' Union's Youth Branch in 1993-1995, serving as the organization's press secretary from 1994 to 1995. In 1995, he was elected to the Georgian Parliament becoming deputy majority leader. Tkeshelashvili graduated from Tbilisi State University with a degree in Law. In 1998-2002, he was the chairman of the youth branch of the Citizen's Union. In 1999, he was re-elected to the parliament, working as chairman of the Subcommittee for Relations with Media and Non-governmental Organizations of the Human Rights Committee from 1999 through 2003. In 2004, Tkeshelashvili was re-elected as MP for the third term from National Movement - Democrats. The following year, he won Edmund S. Muskie scholarship, subsequently obtaining LLM from Emory University in 2006. At the university, he was conferred with Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award.
David is an International Law lecturer at Emory University and his recent research interest is Fintech International Laws.
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