Global Digital Policy Incubator

The mission of CDDRL's Global Digital Policy Incubator is to inspire policy and governance innovations that reinforce democratic values, universal human rights and the rule of law in the digital realm.

GDPI Launch: Digital Technology and Democracy

GDPI's program launch took place on October 6, 2017. The event featured conference panels focused on the topic of Digital Technology and Democracy, as well as a keynote conversation between Eileen Donahoe and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Digital Technology, Diplomacy, and Democratic Values

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally launched the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University on October 6, 2017. Her keynote remarks and conversation with Eileen Donahoe framed the importance of GDPI as a convening force for stakeholders searching for viable policy answers to the emerging challenges in the digital space. 

More from the GDPI Launch Event

When Freedom of Expression Conflicts with Democracy

When Freedom of Expression Conflicts with Democracy

When Information Becomes the Weapon

When Information Becomes the Weapon

Digital Platforms and Democratic Responsibility

Digital Platforms and Democratic Responsibility

GDPI: What we do

Identify and incubate high potential digital policies and technologies.

Generate implementation & advocacy strategies for security & rights enhancing governance.

Convene global multi-stakeholder thought leaders & governance actors.

Program Events

Freedom On the Net 2017

GDPI Hosted Freedom house at Stanford as they launched their annual Freedom on the Net report.

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
The first US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva
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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
Diamond is studying democratic development and regime change; U.S. foreign policy affecting democracy abroad.