14 Facts About Joseph Mifsud


Joseph Mifsud was awarded a PhD in 1995 from Queen's University Belfast; his thesis was titled Managing Educational Reform: A Comparative Approach from Malta ; a Headteachers' Perspective.


Joseph Mifsud assisted in the 1999 founding of Link Campus University, who was then the head of the university's education department.


From 2006 to 2008, Joseph Mifsud served as the chef de cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta.


Joseph Mifsud later became a principal in the London Centre of International Law Practice.


Joseph Mifsud was a professorial teaching fellow at the University of Stirling in Scotland, as well as director of the London Academy of Diplomacy, where he served as director from 2012 until it closed in 2016.


Joseph Mifsud has served as president of the University Consortium of the Province of Agrigento in Sicily; in September 2018, an Italian court ordered him to repay the Consortium 49,000 euros in overpayments.


Joseph Mifsud regularly attended meetings of the Valdai Discussion Club, an annual conference held in Russia, backed by the Kremlin and attended by Vladimir Putin.

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In March 2016, shortly after George Papadopoulos was named as a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, Joseph Mifsud met Papadopoulos in Rome.


Joseph Mifsud has acknowledged meeting Papadopoulos, but denied Papadopoulos's specific allegations.


Joseph Mifsud was interviewed by the FBI in February 2017 while visiting the United States to speak at a conference.


Joseph Mifsud has been claimed to be an intelligence agent by various sources.


Papadopoulos and other critics of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, such as Republicans Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes, have suggested Joseph Mifsud might be a Western intelligence agent instructed to entrap Papadopoulos in order to justify an investigation.


Joseph Mifsud spoke to his girlfriend on 31 October 2017, the day before an Italian newspaper revealed that the "professor" referred to in news reports about Papadopoulos was Mifsud; as of 27 February 2018, she had not heard from him again.


Joseph Mifsud's whereabouts were unknown and he could not be served with the complaint.