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RELEASE: Enough Project Announces New Executive Director John Bradshaw
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RELEASE: Enough Project Announces New Executive Director John Bradshaw

WASHINGTON, DC — As the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress continues to expand its scope and impact, we are proud to announce that John Bradshaw is our new Executive Director. Accompanying Bradshaw’s assumption of this role, Acting Executive Director Jenny Russell will resume her role as Director of Advocacy.

“We are delighted to have John on board as the Enough Project enters an exciting phase of continuing growth and maturity,” said John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress. “His strong policy, advocacy, and management experience in the government and philanthropic arenas in the United States and abroad will be a tremendous asset.”

As Executive Director, Bradshaw will be responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership for the Enough Project, an organization committed to building a permanent constituency to prevent genocide and other crimes against humanity. He has served in a number of senior roles in government and international nonprofits. Bradshaw received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Before joining the Enough Project, Bradshaw served since 2006 as Washington Director of Physicians for Human Rights, or PHR, where he directed the organization’s relations with Congress and the Executive Branch, and was responsible for developing and implementing policy advocacy strategies on a wide range of human rights subjects including issues arising from the conflict in Darfur, U.S. health policies in Africa and elsewhere; and U.S. interrogation and detention practices.

He has served as the coordinator of the Human Rights Leadership Coalition, a group made up of 12 major U.S. human rights organizations, including PHR. He simultaneously worked as a Senior Advisor at the Open Society Policy Center. Prior to those experiences, Bradshaw was a Foreign Service Officer, serving in Venezuela, Brazil, and Burma, as well as in the State Department’s East Asia and Human Rights bureaus. He also served as a foreign policy advisor to Senator Paul Wellstone and to Senator Robert Torricelli, both members of the Foreign Relations Committee. Earlier in his career, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines.

“The Enough Project is entering a period of sustained growth and deepening impact. John Bradshaw is the right person to lead Enough into its bright future,” said John Prendergast, Co-founder of the Enough Project. “We greatly appreciate the excellent job Jenny Russell has done as interim director. As we continue to help build a constituency focused on ending genocide and other human rights crimes, the team Enough is assembling is uniquely positioned to lead this effort.”


Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, the Enough Project focuses on crises in Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas of Africa affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough’s strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a “3P” crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. For more information, please visit