Valentina Cassar is a Lecturer within the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta. She completed a PhD in International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, where she conducted research on the Nuclear Strategic Cultures of the United States and Russia.
Valentina is a graduate in International Relations from the University of Malta and a graduate in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberdeen. Before joining the Department of International Relations, she held posts within Malta's Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs, the Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Valentina is an alumni of the Salzburg Seminars and also of the Studies of the United States Institute (SUSI).
Her research focuses on strategic studies and strategic cultures, nuclear politics, the foreign and security policies of the United States and Russia, and European Security and Defence.