Reporting on Human Rights, Conflict and Post-Conflict Nations

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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.

Samples of Work

When Crisis Strikes Children

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Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Radhika Coomaraswamy and Gene Sperling about education as a human right and longterm development tool.

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The War’s Over Now Where’s Your Homework

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Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Ishmael Beah, Nicholas Kristof and Dylan Mazurana about
child soldiers and education, in the context of humanitarian aid delivery to conflict and post crisis
countries.

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Education Under Attack – Voices from the Field

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Education Under Attack. Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Sibeso Luswata, Paul Martin and Geeta
Verma about the role of education in countries affected by conflict or emerging from it.

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