Our VIP guest on Consul #4 (and #5) is Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze who joins us to talk about Rome’s #1 enemy in the 1st Century BCE – Mithridates VI of Pontus. Alex is an Associate Professor of History at Louisiana State University. Here’s his short bio:

Born in the Soviet Kazakhstan, Dr. Mikaberidze grew up in the newly independent Republic of Georgia. He holds an advanced degree in international law from Tbilisi State University (Republic of Georgia, 1999) and worked as an international law expert at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (1996-2000), where he handled the human rights issues and relations with the Council of Europe. In 2000, Dr. Mikaberidze moved to the US to pursue his dream of studying the Napoleonic Era (1799–1815). He joined the prestigious Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University where he finished his Ph.D. in history in 2003. He has taught European, World and Middle Eastern history at Florida State University and Mississippi State University and lectured on strategy and policy for the U.S. Naval War College. He is the general editor of the Selected Papers of the Consortium on Revolutionary Era, as well as editor-in-chief of the periodical The Napoleonic Scholarship. He has been elected Fellow of Royal Historical Society (United Kingdom) and awarded the International Napoleonic Society’s Legion of Merit Medal and La Renaissance Française’s Médaille d’or du Rayonnement Culturel for his contributions to the Napoleonic studies. He joined LSUS in 2007 and was chosen by students as one of Top 20 Professors in 2009.

This is PART 1 of the show – PART 2 will be Consul #5.