Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director,
Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University

Eileen Donahoe is the founding Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. She served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and then as Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch.

Previously, she was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy, the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Human Rights, and the Advisory Board of the University of Essex Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

She holds a BA from Dartmouth, an MTS from Harvard, a JD from Stanford Law School, an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford, and a PhD in Ethics and Social Theory from the GTU Cooperative Program with UC Berkeley.