Eileen Donahoe

Exec Dir. Stanford Global Digital Policy Center; Fmr US Ambassador to U.N. Human Rights Council

Commissioner for US

Eileen C. Donahoe is the executive director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University, a global multi-stakeholder collaboration hub for the development of policies that reinforce human rights and democratic values in digitized society. Her areas of current research include artificial intelligence and human rights, governance of digital platforms, and strategic technology competition between democracies and autocracies. Ambassador Donahoe served in the Obama administration as the first U.S. ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at a time of significant institutional reform and innovation. After leaving government, 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, Ambassador Donahoe was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley.