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Program Leadership

GDPi is led by Executive Director Eileen Donahoe and Principle Investigator Larry Diamond
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Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator
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Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator
Adjunct Professor at CDDRL, Distinguished Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation and an Affiliate at the Center for International Security & Cooperation at Stanford University
Eileen served as the first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, during the Obama Administration. She then served as Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch where she represented the organization worldwide on human rights foreign policy. Eileen is an adjunct professor at Stanford's CDDRL and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; the University of Essex Advisory Board on Human Rights, Big Data and Technology; and the Benetech Advisory Board. She served on the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Human Rights. Previously, she was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. She holds a BA from Dartmouth, an M.T.S. from Harvard, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from the GTU Cooperative Program with UC Berkeley. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Larry Diamond

Principal Investigator
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Larry Diamond

Principal Investigator
Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science and Sociology
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. For more than six years, he directed FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and he continues to lead its programs on Arab Reform and Democracy and Democracy in Taiwan. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy and also serves as Senior Consultant at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy. His sixth and most recent book, In Search of Democracy (Routledge, 2016), explores the challenges confronting democracy and democracy promotion, gathering together three decades of his work on democratic development, particularly in Africa and Asia. He has also edited or co-edited more than 40 books on democratic development around the world.

Visiting Scholar

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Charles Mok

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Charles Mok

Charles served as an elected member of the Legislative Council in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, representing the Information Technology functional constituency, for two terms from 2012 to 2020. He served alternatively as chair and vice chair of the Information Technology and Broadcasting Panel from 2016 to 2020. As a lawmaker, Charles was a champion for policies and legislations on privacy, open data, freedom of expression and information, cybersecurity, innovation, fintech, electronic health records, as well as human rights and democracy. After leaving the legislature, he founded Tech for Good Asia, a regional initiative in Asia bringing together businesses and civil societies to harness the positive powers of digital technologies. Before entering the legislature, he co-founded HKNet in 1994, one of the earliest Internet service providers in Asia and Hong Kong. He was the founding chair of the Internet Society Hong Kong, honorary president and former president of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, former chair of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association, former chair of the Asian, Australiasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) of ICANN, and a founding member of the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor. Charles began his career in technology with Digital Equipment Corporation, and then Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. He holds a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

GDPi Staff

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Tracy Navichoque

Program Manager, GDPi
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Tracy Navichoque

Program Manager, GDPi
Tracy Navichoque is the Program Manager at the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi). Before coming to Stanford, Tracy was the Membership and Education Manager at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. She holds an MA in Public Diplomacy from USC and BA with honors in History and International Studies from Northwestern University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Uruguay and worked in education and public affairs at the binational center in Montevideo.

Research Assistants

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Mackenzie Austin

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Mackenzie Austin

Mackenzie Austin is a 2L at Stanford Law School hoping to pursue a career as a litigator and advocate on issues at the intersection of technology, human rights, and security. Before joining the Global Digital Policy Incubator as a research assistant, Mackenzie conducted research on drug policy frameworks in South America, provided direct human rights services in Guatemala and Spain, and worked on high-stakes criminal defense litigation in the United States. She hopes to harness the skills she’s gained to work on projects related to AI governance, electronic surveillance, and freedom of speech at GDPi. Mackenzie holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia in Political and Social Thought and Latin American Studies.
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Sreya Guha

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Sreya Guha

Sreya Guha is a rising junior, majoring in symbolic systems with a concentration in artificial intelligence. She is deeply passionate about the intersection of human rights, law and technology.
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Emily Guo

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Emily Guo

Emily Guo is a rising junior studying political science and human-centered artificial intelligence. Passionate about public interest technology, she is excited to explore the intersection of tech and policy, especially as it relates to public misinformation, algorithmic fairness, and preservation of democratic values.
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Kelly Kim

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Kelly Kim

Kelly Kim is a rising senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Modern Languages (Mandarin Chinese & Spanish). She is also pursuing a coterminal master’s degree in Communication, Media Studies. Her thesis will analyze the role of digital technology in genocides, with a specific focus on how the Uyghurs use hidden linguistic transcripts to circumvent Chinese state-sponsored censorship. At GDPi, Kelly is interested in exploring the intersection of global criminal justice with artificial intelligence and hopes to conduct research on how digital technology can enhance transitional justice and accountability to address human rights violations.
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Sarah Lee

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Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is a rising junior majoring in International Relations, with a concentration in International Security, and minoring in Human Rights. She is interested in exploring the nexus of human rights, security, and technology. Following her work as a research assistant at the Information Warfare Working Group, Sarah looks forward to contributing to GDPi's work and investigating how governance, policy, and law can mitigate threats to democracies and human rights in the digital landscape.
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Isabella McKinley Corbo

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Isabella McKinley Corbo

Isabella McKinley Corbo is a 2L at Stanford Law School, where she serves as an Articles Editor for the Stanford Technology Law Review. Her primary interests are digital privacy, government surveillance, and combatting disinformation online. Before law school, Isabella spent four years as a journalist for VICE News Tonight on HBO, and has also worked for two direct services NGOs in Northern India. Isabella graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in South Asian Languages & Civilizations and a minor in Human Rights. She is originally from New York City.
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Jeffrey Propp

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Jeffrey Propp

Jeffrey Propp is a rising senior studying Symbolic Systems with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction. He is motivated to make a difference in technology policy, specifically with regards to algorithmic discrimination. He has held internships in software engineering, marketing, and wildlife rehabilitation.
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Avalon Wolfe

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Avalon Wolfe

Avalon Wolfe is a rising senior at Stanford majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Computer Science and Ethics and Technology. She is passionate about data privacy and AI governance, and she is writing a senior honors thesis with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. After studying the intersection of international law and technology while abroad at Oxford last year, Avalon is excited to explore the interplay between human rights and digital policy at the Global Digital Policy Incubator.