Digital Technology and Democracy: Launch of the Global Digital Policy Incubator


Michael McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor Political Science

and FSI Senior Fellow, Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law,

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at FSI and the Hoover Insitution

Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator


Cordially Invite you to a conference conmemorating the launch of the 

Global Digital Policy Incubator

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall

Registration / Coffee / Meet the Speakers


Welcome to the Global Digital Policy Incubator


When Freedom of Expression Conflicts with Democracy

Enhancing the Quality of Discourse Necessary to Sustain Democracy                  10:15-11:45am

Moderator: Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and FSI

Timothy Garton Ash, Hoover Institution, Stanford, Oxford University & Free Speech Debate

Francis Fukuyama, Director, Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford

Brittan Heller, Director of Technology & Society, Anti-Defamation League

Ieva Kupce Ilves, Cybersecurity expert, former head of Cybersecurity Policy, MoD Latvia

Justine Isola, Product Policy Manager at Facebook

When Information Becomes the Weapon

Expanding notions of National Security in the Digital Context                                 12:00-1:45pm

Moderator: Michael Mcfaul, Director of FSI, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Toomas Ilves, Former President of Estonia

Mike Brown, Presidential Innovation Fellow, DIUX, Fformer CEO Symantec

Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff to former President Obama, Senior Principle, Markle Foundation

Nicole Wong, former U.S. Deputy CTO, former Google Vice President & Deputy General Counsel,

former Legal Director of Product, Twitter

Digital Platforms and Democratic Responsibility

Emerging Private Sector Roles in Protecting Freedom and Security                       2:00-3:30pm

Moderator: Larry Kramer, President of the Hewlett Foundation 

Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, Youtube

Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability, Center for Internet & Society, Stanford Law School

Andrew McLaughlin, Co-Founder, Higher Ground Labs, Venter Partner, Betaworks, former U.S. Dep. CTO

Nick Pickles, Senior Public Policy Manager, Twitter

Mike Posner, Director, NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Keynote Conversation 

Digital Technology, Diplomacy, and Democratic Values                                                     

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton

In conversation with Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator,

former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council

4:30 - 5:30pm

Cemex Auditorium, Knight Management Center

*event by invitation only, doors open at 3:30pm, guests must be in their seats 4:15pm*

Ticket Lottery for (Stanford students only) will open Wednesday, September 27 through the

Stanford Ticket Office