Biography

Christopher D'Urso

Christopher D'Urso

DPhil in Public Policy Student (2018)

Prior to joining the Blavatnik School as a Rhodes Scholar, I concurrently earned a Master of Public Administration with a Certificate in Politics and BA in International Relations, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, I also worked with the US Department of Justice in the Criminal Division. I previously served as an Investigative Aide and Outreach Coordinator for the Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs and founded Penn CASE, a community service organisation in Philadelphia which has provided consumer education to over 2,600 residents.

As an aspiring US federal prosecutor, I have research interests in global governance and international law enforcement cooperation, where I hope to develop policies to better address the rise of transnational crime. My dissertation explores the use of alternatives to extradition in prosecutions of cross-border cybercrime, and my past research evaluated US programmes to promote criminal procedure reform in Panama. Upon completing the DPhil, I will attend Yale Law School.