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March 27, 2008

Oregon Law Will Co-Sponsor Speech on Genocide in Sudan April 3

John Prendergast, co-chair of the ENOUGH Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity, will present, “Confronting Genocide in Sudan: What You Can Do,” Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, room 180, 1415 Kincaid Street in Eugene, Ore.  

During the Clinton administration, Prendergast was the director of African Affairs at the National Security Council, where he was directly involved in many peace processes throughout Africa, including the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea.  He has also worked for the State Department, members of Congress, the United Nations, human rights organizations and think tanks such as the International Crisis Group and the U.S. Institute of Peace.  He has authored eight books on Africa, including New York Times best-seller, “Not on Our Watch,” which he co-authored with actor/activist Don Cheadle. 

Oregon Law, along with Oregon Humanities Center, the Harold Schnitzer Program for Judaic Studies, Jewish Federation of Lane County, Oregon International Studies Program, Oregon Department of Political Science, Temple Beth Israel and Oregon’s Jewish Student Union are co-sponsors of the speech, which is presented by Oregon Hillel, the University of Oregon Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

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