Rosemary A. DiCarlo

RDC headshotAmbassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo

Ambassador (ret.) Rosemary A. DiCarlo became President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in August 2015.  She was concurrently appointed a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.  A career foreign service officer, Ambassador DiCarlo had a distinguished career as a U.S. diplomat, holding positions at the U.S. Department of State, National Security Council and the U.S. Information Agency.  Her specialized expertise includes Russia and the former Soviet space, Southeastern Europe, the Middle East as well as the management of broad multilateral initiatives.

Ambassador DiCarlo is a former U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In this capacity she represented the United States at the U.N. Security Council and General Assembly.  Prior to this assignment, she also held the positions of U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations and Director for U.N. Affairs at the National Security Council.

At the Department of State, Ambassador DiCarlo served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, overseeing U.S. policy toward Southeast Europe during the critical period of negotiations on Kosovo’s status.  As Director for Democratic Initiatives for the New Independent States, she oversaw an initiative to promote democratization in the former Soviet republics. Her overseas assignments included the U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Oslo.  Earlier in her career, she served as Coordinator for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Information Agency.

Ambassador DiCarlo is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Meritorious Service Award and the Department of State’s Sustained Superior Achievement, Superior Honor and Meritorious Awards.  She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merits from the President of the Republic of Kosovo and the Presidential Medal “Gjergji Kastriot Skenderbeu” from the President of the Republic of Albania.  She received an honorary doctorate from the University Haxhi Zeka in Peja, Kosovo.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ambassador DiCarlo also holds membership in the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and Women in International Security and serves on the Advisory Board of Global Cities.

Before joining the U.S. Foreign Service, she was a member of the Secretariat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University and speaks Russian and French.


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