Marco Violo completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in Political Science with Honours, and also received a certificate in Public Policy and Administration. His areas of specialization included conflict and security, as well as environmental policy. While at Guelph, Marco focused his research primarily on post-conflict state-building in Africa and the Middle-East, as well as environmental policy in European nations. Other interests include diplomacy and international relations and how nations can better their relationship with one another.
Outside of academia, Marco was part of a student-run organization at the University of Guelph, that is a local subgroup of a global international organization (OXFAM) that supports the global movement of equal human rights and gender justice.
While studying at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Marco hopes to develop the necessary skills and expertise to adequately respond and make an impact on a global scale, regarding conflict and security and foreign policy.