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Human Rights Advocate and Author of Unlikely Brothers

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 John Prendergast Biography

John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for nearly 30 years. An inspiring motivational speaker, he is co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. Prendergast has worked for the Clinton White House, State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Co-author of ten books, Prendergast's latest, Unlikely Brothers, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program, which he has been a part of for over 25 years. 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.

In 2014, Prendergast will appear in the film The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon. He is a primary subject of the forthcoming book by Jane Bussman, A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil. Also in 2014, he will launch his newest project on the Congo with Ryan Gossling.

Prendergast has appeared in four episodes of 60 Minutes, for which the team won an Emmy Award, and helped create African characters and stories for two episodes of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, one focusing on the recruitment of child soldiers and the other on rape as a war strategy. He has traveled to Africa with NBC's Dateline, ABC's Nightline, The PBS NewsHour, CNN's Inside Africa, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and The New York Times Magazine.

An in-demand campus speaker, Prendergast speaks about Africa, human rights, and the importance of giving back.

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Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption

Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption

The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes

The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes

Speaking Topics
  • Current and Global Affairs

  • The Enough Moment

  • 10 Building Blocks for Making a Difference in the World and in Your Neighborhood

    John has followed two paths towards making a difference: locally through being a mentor and "Big Brother" to kids whose fathers are absent, and globally through his work for human rights in Africa. A dynamic presenter, John talks about how he stumbled onto both of these paths in his early 20s, and then provides the "ten ingredients" he has used to make a difference throughout these last three decades. In this inspiring talk, John intersperses personal stories of Africa, celebrities and life in general to show how change can happen.

  • Good News Stories from Africa: How Hollywood and the Media Get it Wrong

    The standard image of Africa is a starving baby, a continent of helplessness and a population ensconced in victimhood. These impressions are reinforced by the media, especially big-budget motion pictures that portray Africans as helpless or inherently violent. However, the reality is far different. In this revelatory talk, John illustrates the differences between "Hollywood Africa" and the African continent as it truly exists today, peeling back the veil of mystery and showing a vibrant, growing society filled with culture and promise.

  • The Holocaust, Modern Genocides and the Anti-Atrocities Movement

    Genocide has evolved over time since the Holocaust. But the variables going into genocide have remained the same: targeting people on the basis of their identity. The biggest symbol of hope on the horizon regarding efforts to counter genocide is the growing people's movement to stop it from happening. In this motivating presentation, John talks about the power of social movements and how they have been used
    • and will continue to be used
    • as the major force in the prevention of genocide and other social atrocities.

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John Prendergast

Human Rights Advocate and Author of Unlikely Brothers

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John Prendergast Biography

John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for nearly 30 years. An inspiring motivational speaker, he is co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. Prendergast has worked for the Clinton White House, State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Co-author of ten books, Prendergast's latest, Unlikely Brothers, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program, which he has been a part of for over 25 years. 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.

In 2014, Prendergast will appear in the film The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon. He is a primary subject of the forthcoming book by Jane Bussman, A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil. Also in 2014, he will launch his newest project on the Congo with Ryan Gossling.

Prendergast has appeared in four episodes of 60 Minutes, for which the team won an Emmy Award, and helped create African characters and stories for two episodes of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, one focusing on the recruitment of child soldiers and the other on rape as a war strategy. He has traveled to Africa with NBC's Dateline, ABC's Nightline, The PBS NewsHour, CNN's Inside Africa, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and The New York Times Magazine.

An in-demand campus speaker, Prendergast speaks about Africa, human rights, and the importance of giving back.

John Prendergast Videos

  • John Prendergast: The Future of Confronting Genocide - YouTube
  • Conflict Minerals 101 Video
  • John Prendergast: For South Sudan and Sudan, Beginning of End of ...

John Prendergast Books

John Prendergast Speaking Topics

  • Current and Global Affairs

  • The Enough Moment

  • 10 Building Blocks for Making a Difference in the World and in Your Neighborhood

    John has followed two paths towards making a difference: locally through being a mentor and "Big Brother" to kids whose fathers are absent, and globally through his work for human rights in Africa. A dynamic presenter, John talks about how he stumbled onto both of these paths in his early 20s, and then provides the "ten ingredients" he has used to make a difference throughout these last three decades. In this inspiring talk, John intersperses personal stories of Africa, celebrities and life in general to show how change can happen.

  • Good News Stories from Africa: How Hollywood and the Media Get it Wrong

    The standard image of Africa is a starving baby, a continent of helplessness and a population ensconced in victimhood. These impressions are reinforced by the media, especially big-budget motion pictures that portray Africans as helpless or inherently violent. However, the reality is far different. In this revelatory talk, John illustrates the differences between "Hollywood Africa" and the African continent as it truly exists today, peeling back the veil of mystery and showing a vibrant, growing society filled with culture and promise.

  • The Holocaust, Modern Genocides and the Anti-Atrocities Movement

    Genocide has evolved over time since the Holocaust. But the variables going into genocide have remained the same: targeting people on the basis of their identity. The biggest symbol of hope on the horizon regarding efforts to counter genocide is the growing people's movement to stop it from happening. In this motivating presentation, John talks about the power of social movements and how they have been used
    • and will continue to be used
    • as the major force in the prevention of genocide and other social atrocities.

FAQs on booking John Prendergast

  • How to book John Prendergast?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Prendergast for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John Prendergast, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Prendergast or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Prendergast?

    Booking fees for John Prendergast, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Prendergast, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Prendergast?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Prendergast for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Prendergast for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Prendergast or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Prendergast or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Prendergast is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Prendergast for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. John Prendergast generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sheryl WuDunn, Nicholas Kristof, Asra Nomani, Ralph Nader and Roya Hakakian. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Prendergast for an upcoming event.

John Prendergast Speaker Videos

  • John Prendergast: The Future of Confronting Genocide - YouTube
    Conflict Minerals 101 Video
  • John Prendergast: For South Sudan and Sudan, Beginning of End of ...

John Prendergast Speaking Topics

  • Current and Global Affairs

  • The Enough Moment

  • 10 Building Blocks for Making a Difference in the World and in Your Neighborhood

    John has followed two paths towards making a difference: locally through being a mentor and "Big Brother" to kids whose fathers are absent, and globally through his work for human rights in Africa. A dynamic presenter, John talks about how he stumbled onto both of these paths in his early 20s, and then provides the "ten ingredients" he has used to make a difference throughout these last three decades. In this inspiring talk, John intersperses personal stories of Africa, celebrities and life in general to show how change can happen.

  • Good News Stories from Africa: How Hollywood and the Media Get it Wrong

    The standard image of Africa is a starving baby, a continent of helplessness and a population ensconced in victimhood. These impressions are reinforced by the media, especially big-budget motion pictures that portray Africans as helpless or inherently violent. However, the reality is far different. In this revelatory talk, John illustrates the differences between "Hollywood Africa" and the African continent as it truly exists today, peeling back the veil of mystery and showing a vibrant, growing society filled with culture and promise.

  • The Holocaust, Modern Genocides and the Anti-Atrocities Movement

    Genocide has evolved over time since the Holocaust. But the variables going into genocide have remained the same: targeting people on the basis of their identity. The biggest symbol of hope on the horizon regarding efforts to counter genocide is the growing people's movement to stop it from happening. In this motivating presentation, John talks about the power of social movements and how they have been used
    • and will continue to be used
    • as the major force in the prevention of genocide and other social atrocities.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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