Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Join the Masters of Arts in International Development and Policy Program and International House for a conversation with human rights and anti-corruption activist as well as a New York Times best-selling author, John Prendergast. Focusing on peace in Africa for over thirty-five years he founded and is the Director of the Enough Project, a policy organization aimed at countering genocide and crimes against humanity. During his time in government, John was part of the facilitation team behind the successful two-year mediation led by Anthony Lake which ended the 1998-2000 war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the deadliest war in the world at the time. He was also part of peace processes for Burundi (led by President Nelson Mandela), Sudan (led by Lazaro Sumbeiywo) and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The conversation with Prendergast will be moderated by Chris Blattman, the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of Chicago’s Pearson Institute and Harris Public Policy. Blatttman is an economist and political scientist who studies poverty, violence and crime in developing countries.
Please join us at 5 PM for a reception before the lecture.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.