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Dr. Valentine J. Belfiglio is a Professor of Government at Texas Woman's University. He also taught at the University of Oklahoma. His specialties are International Relations and American National Defense Policy.
Dr. Belfiglio has written six books and more than 100 articles. His works have been published in English and Italian. Some of them have been translated into Spanish, Hebrew, and Chinese. Dr. Belfiglio received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Foreign Affairs Association, three grants from the Texas Committee for the Humanities, and a sabbatical leave from Texas Woman's University in 2001 for research in Italy. In 1982, the President of Italy conferred upon him the title of Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Knighthood), for his extensive work in promoting Italian culture in the United States. In 1990, the East Texas Historical Association bestowed upon Dr. Belfiglio the C.K. Chamberlain Award for excellence in historical research and writing. In 1985, he won the Guido Dorso Prize in literature in the category of research, from the University of Naples. Dr. Belfiglio was the recipient of the Cornaro Award from Texas Woman's University for excellence in teaching and outstanding commitment to scholarship and the advancement of learning in 2003. He has presented referred papers at several international conferences.
Dr. Belfiglio was born in Troy, New York. He graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy; and received an M.A. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army, was a Hospital Unit Training Officer during the Vietnam War, and is a retired Colonel of the Texas State Guard. He taught, inter alia, "History of Bioterrorism," at the Texas Military Academy, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas. His biography appears in the current edition of Who's Who in America.
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