Eileen Donahoe is Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center. She served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva during the Obama Administration. After leaving government, she 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. Earlier in her career, she was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. Eileen serves on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Digital Economy; Microsoft’s Technology and Human Rights Advisory Board; GIFCT Independent Advisory Board; the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network; and the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from Dartmouth, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford, an M.T.S. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from the GTU Cooperative Program with UC Berkeley.
Former US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council; Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University
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