Amy has extensive, first-hand experience on topics involving Africa, UN peacekeeping, HIV/AIDS, child soldiers, the Darfur crisis, and the special needs of women and children during wartime.
Amy has moderated a series of panel discussions for UNICEF. Her interviews with leading figures from academia, development, media and the humanitarian fields have been produced as a podcast series. Panelists in the series include President Bill Clinton’s former chief economic advisor, Gene Sperling; Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof; and Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier and New York Times best selling author of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Child Soldier”. The UNICEF series focuses on Education in Emergencies and explores ways to ensure that children can remain in school through wars, famines or natural disasters.