Saint Louis University

2013 Sam and Marilyn Fox ATLAS Week Program

2013 Keynote Speaker: John Prendergast

Keynote Address: "Conflict Resources and Conflict Prevention: The Case of Congo, The World's Deadliest War."


THURSDAY, April 11, 2013


5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Busch Student Center is located on the campus of Saint Louis University, at the corner of Grand Blvd and Laclede Avenue. Parking is available in Laclede Parking Garage. For directions or parking information, please click on the University parking map:


Sam and Marilyn Fox
Student Development
College of Arts and Sciences
Boeing Institute of International Business
School of Medicine
School of Law
College for Public Health & Social Justice
College of Education and Public Service
Department of Political Science
University Development
Doisy College of Health Sciences
Center for International Studies



This event is complimentary. Reservations are not required. If you need special assistance or have questions, please email Michelle Lorenzini at

Immediately following the Keynote Address, a Private Reception will be held with John Prendergast. To attend the Private Reception, please R.S.V.P. before April 3 by clicking here. Spaces are limited.

There will be a book-signing with John Prendergast from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Wool Ballroom, Room 170, Busch Student Center.

John Prendergast will also deliver two special lectures on Wednesday, April 10:

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"Advocacy for Peace: Why South Sudan was Successful and Darfur Was Not"
Sinquefield Stateroom, DuBourg Hall 

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
"10 Ingredients for Making a Difference both Globally and Locally"
Wool Ballroom, Busch Student Center, Room 173.John Prendergast, human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. 


John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project affiliated with the Center for American Progress, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity . 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 been a Big Brother for over 25 years, as well as a youth counselor and a basketball coach.

John is the author or co-author of ten books.  His newest book, Unlikely Brothers, released in May 2011, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle:  Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes, which focuses on building a popular movement against genocide and other human rights crimes.

Under the Enough Project umbrella, John has helped create a number of initiatives and campaigns.  With George Clooney, he helped launch the Satellite Sentinel Project, which aims to prevent conflict and human rights abuses through satellite imagery.  With Tracy McGrady and other NBA stars, John co-founded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program to fund schools in Darfurian refugee camps and create partnerships with schools in the United States. He helped launch two campaigns under Enough: the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, highlighting the issue of conflict minerals that fuel the war there, and Sudan Now, focused on bringing peace to that embattled country.  John is a board member and serves as Strategic Advisor to Not On Our Watch, the organization founded by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Brad Pitt.

John has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Columbia University, the University of San Diego, Eckerd College, the University of Maryland, the American University in Cairo, the University of Pittsburgh, and St. Mary's College.  He has been awarded six honorary doctorates. 

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