John Prendergast

Human rights activist and co-founder of the anti-genocide group the Enough Project

  • About John Prendergast

    John Prendergast is an author and human rights activist who for over 25 years has worked for peace in Africa. He is cofounder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is an inspiring and enlightening speaker. 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 to Susan Rice at the Department of State. John has also worked for two members of Congress, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has also been a youth counselor, a basketball coach, and a Big Brother for over 25 years.

    He has authored ten books on Africa, including Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP nonfiction book of the year that he co-authored with actor Don Cheadle. Prendergast’s new book, The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes, also co-authored with Don Cheadle, focuses on building a popular movement against genocide and other human rights crimes. His most recent book, Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption, which he co-wrote with Michael Mattocks, is about the life he led as a Big Brother to Michael Mattocks.

  • Speaking Topics

    Current and Global Affairs

    The Enough Moment

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    Praise for The Enough Moment

    An important, valuable toolkit that will inspire many.

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