Ambassador (ret.) Eileen Donahoe

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Eileen Donahoe (@EileenDonahoe) is Executive Director, Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator. Donahoe previously served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. She was director of global affairs at Human Rights Watch, representing the organization worldwide on human rights foreign policy, especially with respect to Internet freedom, security and governance. She has been a scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Her research focused on Internet freedom and security, international norms governing use of force, UN reform, and ethical justifications for humanitarian military intervention. In her earlier career, Donahoe was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. Donahoe holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth, a master’s of theological studies from Harvard, a master’s in East Asian studies from Stanford, a law degree from Stanford Law School, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from GTU at UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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