Christopher Malagisi   -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Christopher Malagisi

Christopher Malagisi is a noted conservative movement expert, educator, writer and entrepreneur.  He currently runs a political project consulting company where he specializes in Online Political Education, Coalitions & Outreach, and Event Management, primarily working with center-right organizations and campaigns.  He is also President of the Young Conservatives Coalition – a DC-based leadership, educational and networking association that organizes an annual conservative education fellowship for young professionals, and hosts the annual “Buckley Awards” and Reaganpalooza confab.  Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at American University teaching History of the Conservative Movement.


Malagisi previously was the CPAC Director & Director of External Relations for the American Conservative Union, worked at The Leadership Institute as Education Director for the Conservatism 101 online education initiative and as their Director of Political & New Media Training.  Additionally, he’s served in coalition leadership positions on four presidential campaigns, and has worked at the International Republican Institute, The Republican Party of Virginia, and on Capitol Hill. 


He’s been published in over a dozen publications and has been a political analyst on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN and CSPAN.  Due to his significant achievements in national politics, he was featured as a "DC Mover & Shaker" and received the "Rising Star Award" from Campaigns & Elections magazine, and was awarded the “Conservative Leader Award” from The Leadership Institute.


He is a frequent speaker at numerous conservative conferences and college campuses, serves on the Board of Trustees for The Philadelphia Society, is a Young President's Club member of The Heritage Foundation and has completed fellowships with the National Review Institute, Foreign Policy Initiative, Claremont Institute and Hertog Fellowship.  He received his M.P.A. from Syracuse University and B.A. in Political Science from American University, and is originally from Buffalo, NY.


Fun Facts: Malagisi has sailed around the world, loves US history, fencing, racquetball and rock climbing, is a professional conservative debater, a movie fanatic, and recorded two original piano albums.  Follow him at @chrismalagisi.