Ana C. Rold

CEO & Publisher, Diplomatic Courier, Washington D.C., USA
She shapes the thoughts of the world’s best academics & policy makers


Diplomatic Courier

Welcome to Diplomatic Courier, the global affairs media network that connects global publics to leaders in international affairs, diplomacy, social good, and more. Diplomatic Courier’s global network spans 140 countries and five continents. Readers can find us in print, online, mobile apps, video, and social media. We are also the hosts of the futuristic global series of events called the World in 2050. We hosted the first one in 2013 to explore the Future of Diplomacy. Since then, we’ve tackled several megatrends such as food, jobs, philanthropy, cities, and more. Our philosophy: Our number one goal is to always be accessible no matter where our readers are and their means of accessing content. We publish articles, blogs, and videos on a daily basis across multiple platforms. And we make it a point to only publish original content. Intergenerational: Above all, Diplomatic Courier is a platform for global dialogue. Unlike no other publication of international affairs, we provide a forum for generations in foreign policy to exchange ideas by publishing established voices alongside new and young voices (under 35). Global: With a network of readers and digital influencers in 140 countries and five continents, we cater to a global audience. Our home page won’t feature issues only dear to Washington and Brussels but many other capitals around the world. Our team of over 200 contributors around the world reports the stories behind the news from the ground. If you are looking only for US foreign policy content we know some other great publications that cover that space well.


Enormous challenges lie ahead. From managing climate change and coping with new security threats to feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050, navigating the future is tricky. At Diplomatic Courier we have examined the indicators and the trends for a decade and in 2013 we decided to explore and confront the challenges that lie ahead by convening thought leaders across multiple disciplines, industry sectors, government, and civil society in our Future Forums series.



Ana C. Rold is the Founder and Publisher of Diplomatic Courier, the flagship media network and magazine for top diplomats in Washington, DC, New York, Brussels and Geneva. Rold is also the Founder of Medauras Global LLC, a global communications firm for “The Connected Generation.” Medauras specializes in custom publications for organizations and institutions that are focused on a multitude of strategic concepts of national and global importance. In 2012, Rold founded the global futuristic think tank, The World in 2050. The think tank has convened over 3000 multi-stakeholders in the private and public sectors, partners and futurists, through a series of global summits and forums, research papers and reports, and digital and print media, to stimulate discussion and solutions on seven megatrends, including infrastructure, jobs, transportation, food security, health, wealth, and future cities. Since 2009 Rold has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the annual leadership publications of the G7 Summit (formerly the G8), the G20 and B20 Summits, and APEC Summit.  She has led the editorial production of these publications for the summits in Italy, Canada, South Korea, the United States, France, Germany as well as NATO in the United States, the G20 in Mexico, and the APEC Summit in Vietnam, Philippines, the United States and Russia.

In tandem with her publishing and editorial work, Rold has taught Comparative Politics and Political Science at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies since 2006.  At Northeastern, she has also served as Director of the Cyprus Program and co-Director for the Egypt Program for Northeastern’s Dialogue of Civilizations Initiative. Rold is the recipient of the 2018 American Women for International Understanding (AWIU’s) Internationalism Award for her exceptional work as an advocate for women’s global issues and a mentor to women leaders at home and abroad. Rold is a member of the National Press Club (NPC), an Advisory Board Member of the Center for Education Diplomacy, and an Advisory Board Member of the Council of Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) in Washington, DC.  Rold received a Master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution at American University and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs at Northeastern University.  She speaks five languages.