Eileen Donahoe

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Eileen Donahoe, Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch, represents HRW worldwide on human rights foreign policy, especially with respect to Internet freedom, security and governance.  

Donahoe previously served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. 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 BA from Dartmouth, MTS from Harvard, MA East Asian Studies from Stanford, JD from Stanford Law School, and Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from GTU at UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.