UMass Lowell Greeley Peace Scholar John Prendergast, actor and activist George Clooney, and Sudan Experts To Testify at Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 3/14

UMass Lowell’s 2012 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, will testify on security conditions in Sudan and South Sudan for the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations with Sen John Kerry presiding this Wednesday.

Mar 14 2012 10:00 am

America/New York

The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing “Sudan and South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity” on March 14. Senator John Kerry will preside and Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast and George Clooney will testify alongside other Sudan experts.


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 Panel One:
The Honorable Princeton Lyman
Special Envoy for Sudan
U.S. Department of State
The Honorable Nancy Lindborg
Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
U.S. Agency for International Development
 Panel Two:
Mr. George Clooney
Satellite Sentinel Project
Mr. John Prendergast
Satellite Sentinel Project, Enough Project
Mr. Jonathan Temin
Director, Sudan Program
United States Institute of Peace
John Prendergast is one of the international human rights activists featured in the “Kony 2012” film that is a phenomenon on the web, with more than 100 million views. The film aims to raise the visibility of the brutal African warlord Joseph Kony of Uganda and now Congo and provoke his arrest so that he can be brought to justice. John will be at UMass Lowell for four days in April to begin his Greeley Scholar residency for 2012. Read more here. As this year’s Greeley Peace Scholar, John follows the 2011 Greeley Scholar Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize last year with two other women “peace-builders.”