Eileen Donahoe

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Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe
Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe 2012 portrait.jpg
19th United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council
In office
2010–2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Rudy Boschwitz
Succeeded by Keith M. Harper
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) John Donahoe
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Stanford University
Harvard University

Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe is a former affiliate at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.[1] In November 2009, she was appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.[2][3] (She was the first ambassador following the referent UN body changing from the predecessor United Nations Commission on Human Rights.) After serving her term as ambassador, Donahoe was appointed as Director of Global Affairs for Human Rights Watch.[4] In 2014, she was also appointed to the board of International Service for Human Rights.[5]

Education[edit]

Dr. Donahoe holds a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Dartmouth College, and she received her JD and master's degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford. She also earned a master's degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union, an affiliate of University of California, Berkeley.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to eBay CEO John Donahoe. They have four children, three sons and a daughter, and live in Portola Valley, California.[6][7]

External links[edit]

Media related to Eileen Donahoe at Wikimedia Commons

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