Eileen Donahoe is the Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University, FSI/Cyber Policy Center. GDPI is a global multistakeholder collaboration hub for development of policies that reinforce human rights and democratic values in digitized society.
Currently, Eileen Donahoe researches on how to combat digital authoritarianism, AI & human rights and governance of digital platforms.
She served as US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in the Obama Administration during a period of significant institutional innovation. Later, she joined Human Rights Watch as Director of Global Affairs 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 Donahoe serves on the National Endowment for Democracy Board of Directors; the Global Internet Forum for Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) International Advisory Board; the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity; the World Economic Forum Future Council on the Digital Economy; 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.
Eileen Donahoe is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.