Bio (Amy Christofferson)

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Amy Christofferson

Amy Christofferson


Associate Faculty


Humanitarian Studies


Amy Christofferson is humanitarian affairs practitioner who has worked with the United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross in countries affected by armed conflict for over 10 years. Her current focus is on humanitarian assessment and coordination in rapid onset emergencies.


Christofferson has been part of large-scale peace support and humanitarian response operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Darfur, Burundi, Pakistan, Egypt, Gaza and South Sudan. She continues to work in emergency humanitarian response, for example, as an active member of the United Nations Disaster and Assessment Coordination Roster. In 2017, she deployed for Hurricane Irma and Iran/Iraq earthquake operations as part of a United Nations rapid response team.


Christofferson earned her Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies in 2003. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Socio-cultural Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario.