Eileen Donahoe | Co-Chair

Civil Society, North America – Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch

Eileen Donahoe is the Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch, where she represents the organization worldwide on human rights foreign policy, especially with respect to the human rights implications of digital technology, Internet freedom, cyber security and Internet governance. Eileen previously served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. She has been a scholar at the Center for International Security & Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Her research focused on digital rights, Internet governance & cyber security; international norms governing use of force; UN reform; and conflicting legal & ethical justifications for humanitarian military intervention. In her earlier career, Eileen was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. She is a member of the Freedom Online Coalition Working Group on Freedom & Security. She serves on Board of Trustees of Freedom House and the Advisory Board of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Eileen 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.

La participación global y diversa es un componente esencial tanto del espíritu de NETmundial como del enfoque multisectorial y desde las bases avalado como el curso de acción a seguir para mejorar el marco actual de gobernanza de Internet. La comunidad global de Internet está invitada a presentar propuestas e ideas para generar y construir coaliciones dinámicas, y desarrollar facilitadores/soluciones para una gobernanza de Internet distribuida. Presente sus contribuciones aquí.