Davin O’Regan is PhD student at the School of Public Policy in the international security and economic policy specialization and a graduate assistant at CISSM. His research interests focus on the relationship between transnational crime and international and national security. His dissertation will explore whether and how civil conflict management interventions that regulate or combat transnational crime affect post-conflict stability and conflict recurrence.
Davin enrolled at the School of Public Policy after working for seven years at various capacities at the U.S. Department of Defense, including six years as a Research Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies where he contributed to nearly 40 research projects on subjects ranging from post-conflict disarmament and demobilization best practices to analyses of narcotics trafficking on the continent.
Previously, Davin has worked at the Open Society Foundations and allAfrica.com, the world’s largest online source of news from Africa, and contributed to research initiatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Partners for Democratic Change. Davin received his Master in International Affairs degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Reed College.