Genocide In Africa

03/03/09 Robert Lorei
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You're listening to WMNF's Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our next guest is speaking tonight at 7:30 at Fox Hall at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. He is John Prendergast.

Prendergast is a world-renowned Africa expert, humanitarian and Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity.

During the Clinton administration, Prendergast 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. He has also worked for members of Congress, the United Nations, human rights organizations and think tanks.

Prendergast is the author of eight books on Africa, including Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year that he co-authored with actor Don Cheadle. He is now working on two new books, one that focuses on his 20 years in the Big Brother program and the other on human rights and peace advocacy.

John Prendergast has helped produce documentaries, consulted on movie scripts and was part of a series of episodes of CBS's 60 Minutes, which earned an Emmy Award for Best Continuing News Coverage. With NBA stars Tracy McGrady and Derek Fisher, he co-founded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program, which connects schools in the United States with schools in Darfuri refugee camps. He also helped create the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, aimed at ending violence against women and girls in the Congo.

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