John Prendergast is a human rights activist whose work focuses on peace in Africa. Mr. Prendergast has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, the National Intelligence Council, two members of Congress, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute for Peace. John is most recently co-founder of the Enough Project. This project was conceived by policymakers and activists focused on building a constituency to try and end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also co-founder with George Clooney of the Satellite Sentinel Project, which aims to document and deter human rights abuses through the use of satellite imagery and field research.
John visited Duke in November 2013 as part of the Nicholas School of the Environment’s Fall 2013 Seminar Series focusing on leading experts discussing pressing environmentally focused topics. He also gave a talk with the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute on November 11, 2013, entitled “Ten Lessons for Making a Difference Globally and Locally.”
DukeNews featured Prendergast’s visit on in an article on their site.