Raise Hope for Congo

The Internet as a 'Miracle Solution' for Congo

Mary Robinson with Neema Namadamu (Maman Shujaa)

According to a new report by Freedom House, only 1.7 percent of Congolese accessed the Internet in 2012.   Read More »

John Prendergast to Speak at Dartmouth: Make a Difference! 10 Ways to Change the World

Oct 8 2013 4:30 pm
America/New York

John Prendergast

WHEN: Tuesday, October 08 2013, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

WHERE: Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

CONTACT : Dickey Center, 646-2023

The Dickey Center welcomes John Prendergast to Dartmouth. 

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, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity affiliated with the Center for American Progress. Prendergast has worked for the Clinton White House, the 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. 

For more info, contact: sharon.m.tribou-st.martin@dartmouth.edu

Free and open to the public.

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#UNMatters: U.S. State Department Google Hangout on US-UN Relations Recap

On Wednesday, September 18, the U.S.Department of State hosted a Google+ Hangout, The U.S. and the United Nations: The Case for Multilateralism.  Read More »

Beyond Kampala: Creating a Legitimate Peace Process for Eastern Congo

This dispatch is based on research and interviews conducted by the author in Kampala, Uganda between September 11–18, 2013 at the site of Kampala Peace Talks between the Government of Congo and the M23. It is part of an ongoing Enough Project series on issues related to the peace process in Congo and the Great Lakes region.

National Geographic on Conflict Minerals: Opportunity to Grow the Clean Minerals Trade in Congo

A child is put to work at a militia-run mine in Watsa | Marcus Bleasdale

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine, the 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition “Photography Issue,” explores the role conflict minerals play in the violence in eastern Congo.  Read More »

John Prendergast to Participate in State Department Google+ Hangout about the U.S. and United Nations

Sep 18 2013 1:00 pm
America/New York

The U.S. and the United Nations: The Case for Multilateralism


The U.S. Department of State hosts a Google+ Hangout on the relationship between the United States and the United Nation (UN) and why youth, in particular, should care about multilateralism.


Participating in the hangout will be:  

Dean Pittman - Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs

John Prendergast- Co-Founder, Enough Project, Center for American Progress

Mark Leon Goldberg- Reporter, UN Dispatch

Tiffany Taylor- U.S. Youth Observer

Join the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ and Twitter using #UNMatters.


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U.N. Peace Day 2013: Peace for the DR Congo

Mac McKinney

I really didn’t know much about Congo until I met a journalist who had been there and told me about the ongoing conflicts in Congo.  Read More »

John Prendergast to Speak at the University of Utah: "A Changing Africa"

Sep 11 2013 11:00 am
Sep 11 2013 12:00 pm

The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to present
the 2013 World Leaders Lecture Forum

John Prendergast

"A Changing Africa"

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
11 AM - 12 PM

Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT

This event is free and open to the public.

A community screening of the documentary War Child, which co-stars Prendergast, will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 PM at the Broadway Cinemas, 111 E 300 S. This screening is free and open to the public.

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Freedom House and Human Rights First Conference: Society Under Assault

Sep 12 2013 8:00 am
Sep 12 2013 4:00 pm
America/New York


Civil Society Under Assault: Global Repercussions and U.S. Responses 
A conference exploring the global crackdown against civil society

Thursday, September 12, 2013
8:00am - 4:00pm

Submit questions and follow the conversation at #NGOCrackdown

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The event will be live-streamed here at 8:45am ET on September 12th. 

Register Here.

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