Christopher Malagisi is currently an expert political consultant, specializing in five areas - External Relations & Outreach, Coalition Building, Event Management, Political Training and Conservatism Education (philosophical and historical) and is a freelance writer for numerous publications.
Malagisi is also an Adjunct Professor at American University teaching History of the Conservative Movement and Campaigns & Political Activism and is President of the Young Conservatives Coalition - a DC-based young professional conservative educational and networking organization that annually distributes the Young Conservative Leadership "William F. Buckley, Jr." Awards and organizes the annual young professional Reaganpalooza event.
Previously, he served as the Director of National CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) & External Relations at the American Conservative Union, where he organized CPAC 2012 - the largest-ever political gathering of over 11,000 conservative leaders and activists, organizations, media and academics in the country, including CPAC FL and CPAC Chicago. He also served as Director of Political & New Media Training at The Leadership Institute - personally training over 5,000 candidates, activists and organizations. He has worked on three presidential campaigns, the Republican Party of Virginia, the International Republican Institute (travelling to Afghanistan), Capitol Hill and the College Republican National Committee.
Malagisi was awarded the "2009 Rising Star Award" and was recognized as a "2011 DC Mover & Shaker" from Campaigns & Elections magazine for significant professional achievements in national politics. He is frequently published and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business and CSPAN as a political analyst. He has also completed fellowships with the National Review Institute, Claremont Institute and Foreign Policy Initiative, is a member of The Heritage Foundation's Young President's Club and was recently inducted into the esteemed Philadelphia Society.
He has a Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs and graduated from American University with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and the Communications, Law, Economics & Government Interdisciplinary, also completing the competitive Leadership Program. Additionally, he is an alumnus of Semester at Sea (sailing around the world), is originally from Buffalo, NY and has recorded two original piano albums.