Marco Navarro-Génie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University, a Master of Arts and a doctorate from the University of Calgary and is the fourth president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS). He served as vice president of research at a prairie-based public policy institute prior to his two decades in academia. Marco has taught history, political philosophy, Canadian institutions and Alberta provincial politics. His teaching and pioneering research has been recognized, respectively, by a Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at Mount Royal University (1999) and an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (2004 – 2006), at the University of Calgary. Marco is author of “Augusto ‘César’ Sandino: Messiah of Light and Truth.” He has served as vice president and treasurer (interim) of Civitas and a board member for the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Rights and Democracy). He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms and is president of Civitas. Marco is fluent in English, French and Spanish. His current areas of interests are higher education, immigration and labor, and energy and environment. An experienced public speaker, he often speaks at academic and professional conferences, government consultations and conventions. He comments regularly on Canadian institutions, policy and politics for local, national and international print and broadcast outlets that include C2C Journal, the Telegraph-Journal, The Chronicle Herald, Cape Breton Post, Miramichi Leader, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, National Post, El Universal (MX), Radio-Canada International, Radio-Canada, CTV News, Global News and RDI.