The University of Maryland's Graduate School awarded CISSM graduate assistant Davin O'Regan an All S.T.A.R. fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. O'Regan was one of 16 students in the university to receive the fellowship, which recognizes students' scholarship and work as a graduate assistant and is accompanied by a $10,000 stipend.
"Davin contributes signficantly to the center's--and the school's--intellectual life. He is well deserving of this honor," said Nancy Gallagher, interim director of CISSM.
O'Regan's research interests focus on transnational criminal activities and organizations, and he has published scholarly articles on topics relating to transnational terrorism, illegal drug production and trade, and wildlife trafficking.
Prior to enrolling in the doctoral program at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, O'Regan was on the research staff at the National Defense University's Africa Center for Strategic Studies, where he maintains an appointment as an Adjunct Research Associate.