Eileen Donahoe

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Eileen Donahoe, JD, PhD

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Eileen is Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University, FSI/Cyber Policy Center.  GDPI serves as a global multistakeholder collaboration hub for governments, diplomats, technology companies and civil society actors working to develop norms, guidelines and policies that reinforce human rights and democratic values in digitized society. She served as US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the Obama Administration. She then was Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch where she represented the organization worldwide on human rights foreign policy, with special emphasis on digital rights, cybersecurity and internet governance. Previously, she was a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford. Earlier in her career, she was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. Eileen serves on the National Endowment for Democracy Board of Directors; the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity; the World Economic Forum Future Council on the Digital Economy; University of Essex Advisory Board on Human Rights, Big Data and Technology; NDI Designing for Democracy Advisory Board; Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network; and Dartmouth College Board of Trustees. Degrees: BA, Dartmouth; J.D., Stanford Law School; MA East Asian Studies, Stanford; M.T.S., Harvard; and Ph.D., Ethics & Social Theory, GTU Cooperative Program with UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.