John Prendergast

John Prendergast is Strategic Director of the Foundation, responsible for strategic planning, fundraising, and donor relations. He is a human rights and anti-corruption activist and a New York Times best-selling author who has focused on peace in Africa for over 35 years. He is the Co-Founder with George Clooney of The Sentry, an investigative initiative chasing the assets of African war criminals and their international collaborators. John has worked in the White House and the State Department and for two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was part of the mediation team that negotiated the end of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war, supported President Nelson Mandela’s mediation in the Burundi peace process, and contributed to other peace processes in Angola, the DRC, Somalia, and Sudan. He is the author or co-author of 11 books, two of which he co-authored with actor Don Cheadle. His latest book, Congo Stories, is co-authored with Congolese activist Fidel Bafilemba and features photographs by Ryan Gosling. John is also the Co-Founder of the Enough Project, a policy organization aimed at countering genocide and crimes against humanity.