Joseph V. Micallef is a historian, bestselling author, keynote speaker, syndicated columnist and commentator on military and international affairs. He has produced, directed or written dozens of documentary programs on military history and world politics as well as written a number of books.
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He is a member of the National Speakers Association and has often been called upon to be a key note speaker for a variety of business, military and professional organizations. He has also appeared on a variety of broadcast venues including CNN, Fox News and Fox News Radio.
Joe has spoken extensively on military history and world affairs at a variety of venues including the Institute of Strategic Studies (London), the NATO Defense College (Rome), the Italian Institute of International Affairs (Rome), and at universities around the world. Mr. Micallef holds a Graduate Degree (M.Sc.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Italian Institute of International Affairs
Among his recent books are Understanding World War One: A Concise History (2014), Islamic State: Its History, Ideology and Challenge (2015), Scotch Whisky: Its History, Production and Appreciation (2015). A new book, Leadership in Uncertain Times: The Role of Strategic Foresight is forthcoming
He covered Mediterranean and Middle East Politics, including the civil war in Chad, for a number of Italian newspapers from 1978 to 1980.
Mr. Micallef has also frequently written and spoken on the history of food, wine and spirits. He holds the Diploma in Wine and Spirits and the Professional Certificate in Spirits (with Distinction) from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (London). He is also a judge for the California State Wine Competition and for the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).
He is fluent in Italian, Spanish and English, and has a working knowledge of French and Maltese and some proficiency in Arabic, Russian and German.