John Prendergast

John Prendergast

John Prendergast is a human rights activist, bestselling author, and founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also the co-founder of The Sentry, an investigative initiative focused on dismantling the networks financing conflict and atrocities. Prendergast has held positions within the U.S. State Department, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and has also served as the former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council. He has authored and co-authored ten books, including the New York Times bestseller Not On Our Watch. During his time in government, Prendergast was part of the facilitation team behind the successful two-year mediation which ended the 1998-2000 war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. He was also part of peace processes in Burundi, Sudan, and Congo. Prendergast has taught as a visiting professor at Stanford University, Yale Law School, Columbia University, along with many others, and has received numerous awards for his work, including the UN Correspondents Association Citizen of the World Award.