Sean Hansen

Staff Associate III, National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), Columbia Climate School

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 401
New York, NY 10115-0095


Sean Hansen is a Staff Associate III at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, where he supports applied research efforts related to disaster preparedness, readiness, response, and recovery. In this capacity he works closely with a broad variety of stakeholders using mixed-methods research and providing technical expertise to identify areas of vulnerability and strategies for supporting resilient communities. Particular areas of interest include climate-linked disasters, as well as various aspects of psychosocial support, food security, and social cohesion in affected communities.

Sean earned his Master of Public Administration in Development Practice from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he focused on humanitarian response, sustainable development, and disaster preparedness. Before joining NCDP, he worked in Washington, D.C., in policy and advocacy for a consortium of international development and humanitarian organizations. He is especially interested in the links between climate change, humanitarian crises, and conflict.


Only select publications listed below
Name Published Date
Fourteen Months into the Covid-19 Pandemic: What We Miss the Most 2021