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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 Donahoe is Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center. 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 special emphasis on digital rights, cybersecurity and internet governance. Earlier in her career, she was a technology litigator at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley. Eileen serves on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy; the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Digital Economy; Microsoft’s Technology and Human Rights Advisory Board; GIFCT Independent Advisory Board; the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network; and the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from Dartmouth, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford, an M.T.S. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from the GTU Cooperative Program with UC Berkeley.
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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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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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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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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.
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Eyal Zilberman

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Eyal Zilberman

Eyal Zilberman is a Master’s in International Policy and Knight Hennessy Scholar specializing in Cyber Policy. Before joining the Global Digital Policy Incubator, Eyal worked as a cyber-intelligence analyst in the Israeli Defense Forces and a misinformation mitigation consultant. Eyal specialized in identifying and combating disinformation campaigns intended to destabilize democratic institutions and researched how governmental oversight and regulation can prevent such harms. Currently, he hopes to foster policies that mitigate the risks posed by digital advancements and amplify the opportunities. Eyal holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics from the Tel-Aviv University in Israel and is a former Policy Researcher at a Tel-Aviv-based think-tank.
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Erin Sifre

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Erin Sifre

Erin Sifre is a 2L at Stanford Law School interested in the intersection of technology, big business, and civil rights. She is interested in pursuing a career in antitrust enforcement and consumer protection, focusing on the tech industry and civil rights violations. Prior to joining the Global Digital Policy Incubator, Erin was a legal assistant in Davis Polk & Wardwell's Capital Markets group, and additionally worked on several pro bono matters supporting asylum seekers and intimate partner violence survivors. At Stanford Law, Erin is co-president of the Latinx Law Students Association, an editor for the Stanford Technology Law Review, and is excited to join the Immigrants' Rights Clinic in the Spring. She earned a B.A. in Political Science & Psychology from Tufts University in 2018.