Christopher Malagisi, MPA ’04, is a conservative movement activist, writer, and educator. He presently serves as CPAC Director for The American Conservative Union (ACU) – the nation’s oldest conservative movement organization that hosts the largest gathering of conservatives each year at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and releases the annual ACU Ratings of Congress – a yearly score earned by Members of Congress based on their conservative voting record, or lack thereof.
In addition, Malagisi is an Adjunct Professor at American University teaching History of the Conservative Movement: 1945-Present and Campaigns & Political Activism. He is also Founder & Chairman of the Young Conservatives Coalition – a DC-based, young professional conservative leadership, educational and networking organization, which also organizes the nation’s largest annual gathering of young conservatives – Reaganpalooza.
He most recently was the Director of Political & New Media Training at The Leadership Institute – a national conservative political training organization, personally training over 5,000 candidates, organizations, and activists. He has formally worked on three US presidential campaigns, a high-profile US Senate campaign, the International Republican Institute (travelling to Afghanistan), Capitol Hill, and the College Republican National Committee.
Malagisi was awarded the “2009 Rising Star Award” from Campaigns & Elections Magazine for significant achievements in national politics. He has appeared on FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC, FoxBusiness and CSPAN as a political analyst, is frequently published, and recently completed a fellowship with the National Review Institute.
He received a Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and graduated from American University with dual degrees in Political Science and the Communications, Law, Economics & Government Interdisciplinary, also completing the competitive Leadership Program. He is an alumni of Semester at Sea (sailed around the world), is an officer with the Republican Party of Virginia, is originally from Buffalo, NY and has recorded two original piano albums.