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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
Senior Fellow 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 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.

GDPi Staff

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Megan Metzger, PhD

Associate Director for Research, GDPi
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Megan Metzger, PhD

Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Megan Metzger is a Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research at the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) Program at Stanford University. Megan’s research considers how technology changes the ways individuals and states use and have access to information, as well as how this information can be manipulated. She has written about social media during the Gezi Park and EuroMaidan protests, as well as about RT news as a component of the Russian state’s information strategy. Her recent policy-oriented work focuses on human rights and artificial intelligence, on developing new approaches to online content moderation, and on strategies for combatting disinformation online. Megan holds a PhD in Politics from New York University, an MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a BA in Anthropology and International Studies from Macalester College. Her work has been published in The Journal of Comparative Economics, Slavic Review, the Journal of Democracy, and in an edited volume from Cambridge University Press. Her analysis has also been published in the Monkey Cage Blog at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and Al Jazeera English.
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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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Catherine Baron

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Catherine Baron

Catherine Baron is a rising senior majoring in Political Science and an aspiring technology policymaker in Southeast Asia. Her ongoing thesis in the Science, Technology and Society program focuses on smart cities public-private partnerships in Vietnam. Her interests include data governance, governmental accountability in transnational technological applications, and music composition.
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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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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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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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Maddy Libbey

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Maddy Libbey

Madeline is a recent graduate from Stanford studying Political Science and Computer Science. As an undergraduate she has explored the intersection of political theory, governance, and emerging technologies, and is completing a senior honors thesis with the Center for Ethics in Society. As a research assistant at Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator Madeline has worked on projects assessing the human rights impacts of AI governance and contributed to research on National AI Strategies. Passionate about digital policy and human rights, she is excited to be continuing her studies at the Oxford Internet Institute next October where she will be pursuing an MSc in Social Science of the Internet.
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Abigail Pace

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Abigail Pace

Abigail Pace is a 3L at Stanford Law School. She is primarily interested in digital privacy, intellectual property, and regulation of internet speech platforms. Prior to attending SLS, Abby spent several years working on Capitol Hill. Most recently, she worked as the press secretary for the House Judiciary Committee covering the Constitution and Antitrust & Regulatory Reform subcommittees. Abby graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English and a minor in Editing. She hopes to pursue a career in government service.
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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.