Rebecca Elisabeth Webber Gaudiosi Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Rebecca Elisabeth Webber Gaudiosi

Former U.S. Diplomat
Former U.S. Department of State

Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi is an engineer, scientist, and former diplomat with expertise in environmental and sustainable development policy. She represented the United States at the United Nations from 2006 to 2014, leading on U.S. engagement with over 25 multilateral organizations and participating in dozens of negotiations. Dr. Gaudiosi is an expert in multilateral negotiations, conducting workshops and offering consulting services. She lives in DC with her husband and daughter.


A scientist turned diplomat, Dr. Rebecca E. Webber GAUDIOSI represented the United States at the UN from 2006 – 2014. She was responsible for U.S. engagement with over twenty-five environment - and sustainable development - related multilateral organizations, including the UN Environment Program, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, the Montreal Protocol, the International Renewable Energy Agency, and the UN General Assembly Second Committee’s “sustainable development cluster.” Ms. Gaudiosi has also worked with several UN specialized agencies and on bilateral environment issues. Her most recent assignment was at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

In 2014, Dr. Gaudiosi received a Masters in Public Policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. She earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Northwestern University, respectively. A Science and Technology Policy Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science brought her to Washington, DC.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Multilateral Negotiations, United Nations, Environmental Policy, Foreign Relations, Science Policy



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Everyday Matters

Solving Global Policy Challenges: Five Lessons in Multilateral Negotiation

Published: Aug 16, 2019 by Everyday Matters
Authors: Rebecca E. Webber Gaudiosi

A blog entry offering negotiation advice for the average citizen.