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Christopher Marco

M.A. Student

Hudsonville, Michigan


B.A. Grand Valley State University, Political Science, 2022.

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Christopher J. Marco is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he studied Political Science and History and was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. Over the course of his undergraduate career, Christopher spent time as a Legal Intern for the City of Grand Rapids, served as a Congressional Intern for U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga, and worked as an Editorial Intern at The American Spectator, where he published over a dozen articles on foreign affairs, domestic policy, and the war in Ukraine. Christopher was named a Ralph W. Hauenstein Leadership Fellow in 2021 for his work in the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy, a selective program which puts student candidates through a rigorous curriculum of training, assessment, and practice designed to promote excellence in leadership. Christopher is a third-generation Hillsdale College student, and proud to join in its rich legacy of pursuing truth and defending liberty.

Research Interests

American Political Development

Nation-building in International Relations

The Anglo-American Legal Tradition

Conference Presentations

“South Africa and COVID-19: Institutional Quandaries and the Pandemic Response.” Presented virtually at the Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference, March 2022. 

“South Africa and COVID-19: Institutional Quandaries and the Pandemic Response.” Presented virtually at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, April 2022.