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John Prendergast

Self Description

July 2008: "John Prendergast is Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. During the Clinton administration, John was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council and Special Advisor at the Department of State. John also has worked for members of Congress, the United Nations, human rights organizations, and think tanks, as well as having been a youth counselor and basketball coach in the U.S. He has authored eight books on Africa, including "Not on Our Watch," a New York Times bestseller he co-authored with Don Cheadle. John is working on a new book which focuses on his 20 years in the Big Brother program. John has helped produce two documentaries on Northern Uganda and been involved in three documentaries on Sudan. He has been part of three episodes of CBS' 60 Minutes which earned an Emmy Award for Best Continuing News Coverage and is helping to develop two additional episodes. He is helping to spearhead a campaign involving the NBA and Participant Productions to widen awareness on Darfur, as well as a campaign to end the violence against women and girls in the Congo. John travels regularly to Africa's war zones on fact-finding missions, peace-making initiatives, and awareness-raising trips. He is a visiting professor at the University of San Diego and the American University in Cairo."

Third-Party Descriptions

July 2008: 'Critics of the government say Sudan has long used proxy military forces to carry out strikes while denying government involvement. "I think this is the first shot across the bow in response to the ICC action," said John Prendergast, co-chair of the Darfur advocacy group the Enough Project. "There will be more of these kinds of proxy attacks."'


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) American University in Cairo (AUC) Organization Jul 21, 2008
Supporter of (past or present) Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS) Organization Jul 21, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) National Security Council (NSC) Organization Jul 21, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) State Department/Department of State (DOS) Organization Jul 21, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Organization Jul 21, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) University of San Diego (USD) Organization Jul 21, 2008
Cooperation (past or present) Donald "Don" Cheadle Person Jul 21, 2008

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Jul 20, 2008 Indictment of Sudanese Leader Seen as Threat to Peacekeepers

QUOTE: Some U.N. officials suspect the operation was intended to serve as a warning to U.N. peacekeepers and humanitarian workers of Sudan's intent to use deadly force if the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court targeted the country's leader.

Washington Post