Christopher Malagisi is currently a freelance writer and Townhall.com guest columnist and has been published in The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The American Spectator, The Washington Times, NewsBusters, Doublethink, Campaigns & Elections magazine and numerous other publications. He has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN and CSPAN as a political analyst and 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.
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 leadership, educational and networking organization that annually distributes the Young Conservative Leadership "William F. Buckley, Jr." Awards and organizes the annual Reaganpalooza confab.
Malagisi is also currently an expert political consultant, specializing in five areas - External Relations & Outreach, Coalition Building, Event Management, Political Training and Conservative Education (philosophical and historical).
Previously, he has served as Director of National CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) & External Relations at the American Conservative Union, Director of Political & New Media Training at The Leadership Institute, and 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.
He has completed fellowships with the National Review Institute, Claremont Institute, Foreign Policy Initiative, and is a member of The Heritage Foundation Young President's Club and The Philadelphia Society. He has a Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Syracuse University and a Political Science degree from American University. 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.
At this point in time, most people are probably familiar with the 'Right to Work' drama that ensued last week in Michigan. Through a debate with a staunch pro-union friend of mine, it dawned on me that perhaps there were some people who might not actually understand what it means to be pro 'Right to Work.'