Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe '81

Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe '81Executive Director
Global Digital Policy Incubator
Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA

Elected 2018 (Charter Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.T.S. Harvard University
J.D. Stanford University
M.A. Stanford University
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Eileen Donahoe is Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University, a multistakeholder collaboration hub focused on implications of digital technology for democracy and human rights. 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 a special focus on internet governance and digital security.

Dr. Donahoe is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of the Digital Economy; Microsoft’s Human Rights and Technology Advisory Board; and the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network. Previously, she was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. She holds an A.B. from Dartmouth, an M.T.S. from Harvard, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from the GTU in the Cooperative Program with UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.