JOSEPH V. MICALLEF
CRUISE ENRICHMENT/DESTINATION SPEAKER

 

Joseph V. Micallef is the Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Producer at Allegro Media Group, one of the largest Media Companies in North America. As a military historian he has produced dozens of programs on military history and world affairs. 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. He has lectured on military history and world affairs, with a particular emphasis on Mediterranean affairs, at a variety of venues including the Institute of Strategic Studies (London), the NATO War College (Rome), and the Italian Institute of International Affairs (Rome), and at universities around the world, including the Universities of Rome, Florence, Malta and Madrid. Mr. Micallef has been a visiting professor of International Politics at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC Canada) and has lectured and published numerous books and papers on a variety of topics, including international politics and business. He has worked on Capitol Hill and covered the civil war in Chad (1977-1978) for the International Daily News in Rome. Mr. Micallef has also lectured on the history of exploration as well as on the history of food and liquor. He holds the Advanced Certificate (with Merit) in Wine and Spirits and the Professional Certificate in Spirits (with Distinction) from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (London). He is currently a candidate for the Diploma in Wine and Spirits. This is the highest ranking below the Master of Wine designation. He is fluent in Italian and English, and has a working knowledge of French, Maltese and Spanish and some proficiency in Arabic and German.

 

TOPICS:

 

1. Famous Artists and Their Lives

 

2. The Children of Thor: Vikings and the Viking Age

Presentations on the Origins of the Vikings and the Viking Age

 

3. Sea Battles that Changed the World: Mediterranean Naval History

Presentations on the history of naval warfare in the Mediterranean

 

4. War at Sea: The Most Important Naval Battles Ever Fought

Presentations on the History of Naval Warfare

 

5. Sailing Beneath the Jolly Roger: A History of Piracy

Presentations on the History of Piracy in the Caribbean

 

6. The Story of Food: What We Eat and Why We Eat It

Presentations on the history of common foods and their folklore

 

7. Bottom Up: What We Drink and Why We Drink It

Presentations on the Origin of Spirits, their Manufacture and Appreciation

 

8. In Search of a Northwest Passage: The Exploration of the North Pacific

Presentations on the exploration of the North Pacific and the Pacific Northwest

 

9. Columbus: The World's Luckiest Sailor

Presentations on the Exploration of the Caribbean by Europeans

 

10. God, Gold and Glory: The Exploration of South & Central America

Presentations on the Exploration of South & Central America and the Amazon

 

11. In Search of the Antipodes: Exploring the South Pacific 5 Presentations on the exploration of the South Pacific

 

12. Shiver Me Timbers: Why Do We Say That?

Presentations on the origin and use of seafaring words in the English language

 

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