Africa: Enough Project Launches Senior Fellows Program

Date: 
Apr 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Jonathan Hutson, jhutson@enoughproject.org, +1-202-386-1618

WASHINGTON, DC — The Enough Project – an international organization dedicated to ending genocide and crimes against humanity – launched its non-resident senior fellows program, which features a unique and diverse group of 26 distinguished policy experts, scholars, front line activists, and celebrity upstanders.

The fellows will collaborate with the Enough Project on a variety of projects and products regarding human rights and conflict resolution in the Sudans, DR Congo, Somalia, and areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army.

Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast said:

"Policy discussions can become stale and predictable at times in Washington. The Enough Project wanted to put together an unconventional group of individuals with wildly diverse attributes to bring fresh perspectives to our efforts to end mass atrocities and support peace initiatives. The Enough Project fellows will help to influence the discourse and shape the debate on policies concerning some of the most important human rights issues in the world today."

Enough Project Executive Director John C. Bradshaw said:

"The Enough Project looks forward to working with this impressive array of experts toward the shared objective of ending genocide and crimes against humanity. The Enough Project fellows will provide strategic advice, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of issues and we look forward to collaborating with this unique and talented group of individuals."

Enough Project senior fellows include:

  • Bonnie Abaunza, Former director of Artists for Amnesty program at Amnesty International, currently runs Hans Zimmer's Special Projects and Philanthropy division
  • Sister Pauline Acayo, Head of Catholic Relief Services' Gulu, Uganda Office
  • Taisier Ali, Sudanese expert, Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto
  • Nicole Ball, Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy
  • Immaculee Birhaheka, Congolese activist, Founder and Executive Director of Promotion and Support of Women's Initiatives
  • Susan Braden, Former Policy Advisor at the U.S. State Department's Office of Global Women's Issues
  • Mia Farrow, Actress, activist, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  • Melanie Cohen Greenberg, President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding
  • Ambassador Howard Jeter, Career diplomat, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria
  • Douglas Johnson, Sudan scholar
  • Ashley Judd, Actress, humanitarian
  • Ambassador Stephen Lewis, Canada's former Ambassador to the U.N., former U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, and current Co-Director of AIDS-Free World
  • Ken Menkhaus, Somalia expert, Political Science Professor at Davidson College
  • Colonel Rick Orth, Retired U.S. Army Colonel, Business Lead for International Diplomacy and Defense Services
  • Ambassador Pierre Prosper, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
  • Sarah Cleto Rial, Program Director at My Sister's Keeper, Boston
  • Governor Bill Richardson, Former New Mexico Governor and U.N. Ambassador
  • Sheri Rosenberg, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Human Rights and Genocide Clinic & Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at Cardozo School of Law
  • Peter Rosenblum, International Law and Human Rights Professor, Bard College
  • Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih, Darfuri activist
  • Ambassador David Scheffer, Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern Law School, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
  • Eric Schwartz, Dean of Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration
  • Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Foreign policy expert and former U.S.  Alternate Representative to the U.N.
  • Stephen Stedman, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, former U.S. Assistant Secretary General and Special Advisor to the Secretary General, U.N.
  • Margot Wallström, Chairman of Lund University, former U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

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The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.