Former Clinton director of African Affairs to speak on Darfur. Monday, October 6, 2008

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Former National Security Council director of African Affairs, John Prendergast, will give a lecture, “What You Can Do to End Genocide in Darfur,” on Monday, October 6, at 5:30 pm, in Rockefeller Hall, Room 300. This event is free and open to the public.

Prendergast is the co-chair of the ENOUGH project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also involved in a campaign with 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.

The former Clinton adviser has authored eight books on Africa, including Not on Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller he co-authored with Don Cheadle. He also earned an Emmy Award for Best Continuing News Coverage for his work with CBS’ 60 Minutes.

Prendergast is a visiting professor at the University of San Diego and the American University in Cairo.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, September 26, 2008