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Jolie Joins Council on Foreign Relations

Jolie Joins Council on Foreign Relations

UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has joined forces with foreign policy organization Council on Foreign Relations, reports People.

Other members include: presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and journalist Tom Brokaw.

Vice president of communications at CFR Lisa Shields said, “Angelina Jolie is accomplished in her field and has demonstrated serious interest in issues such as Darfur, international education and refugees. As such, her profile fits very well with other young professionals we’ve selected as the next generation of foreign policy leaders.”

Jolie recently told Esquire in their June issue: “When I die, do I want to be remembered as an actress? No. I recently had a column published in a newspaper and at the end it didn’t say I was an actress. It said that I was a UN Goodwill Ambassador – that’s all. And I was really proud.”

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  • Francophile

    great ! way to go Angie !

  • dh

    Good for her.

  • lylian

    Yes. LOL

  • Vivian

    First! Go Angie go!

  • Mercy

    I am so proud and happy for Angie.

  • Rose

    Good for her. Glad to hear she is continuing to do what she is inspired to do.

  • A Fan

    Thank you Jared. This new announcement deserved a new thread. You are the best!

  • sharon

    Angie rocks. she is so young but accomplish so much. she is already a legend.

  • keana

    Thanks for the update Jared…you’re simply the best!
    CONGRATULATIONS ANGIE! As a longtime fan, you never cease to amaze me. You are an amazing person, and I’m your fan for life!

  • Alicia

    awesome!! good for her :D

  • lylian

    Thanks jared for the news. I’m delighted for Angelina. Good for her.

    When I saw some of the others in the Council, people whose names I recognised (I believe some the captains of industry are in the council and I don’t think they are particularly into foreign policy except insofar as it will help support the business interests of their company) I knew that she would get in.

  • think positive!

    CONGRADULATIONS Angie!!! Your man must be really proud of you!! ;)

  • Lady G


    Congrats Angie — so proud to be your fans.

  • angelah

    I cant keep up, j@r3d!! But thank you very much. Also thanks for te lil chat..

  • truth

    Congratulations Angie!!!!

  • please

    Way to go. Congrats.

  • Alexanderina

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGIE for becoming a member of the Council for Foreign Relations. I am so proud of you, you are amazing woman. WAY TO Go ANGIE

  • peace

    That’s a high honor. Keep flying high.

  • lovely

    Angie, hope you finally find the solution that will help your cause. Congratulations.

  • angelah


    Keep up the great work and Im so proud to be your fan. You are truly a magnificent woman in interviews/photos as well as in person!! :mr green:

  • bdj

    WOW!!! Thanks Just Jared. You are johnny on the spot. You know I am confused because I posted this twice in the same thread.
    Congrats to Angelina jolie on joining the Council on Foreign Relations. The council will get an honest, intelligent and curious member who will bring committment to world affairs and aid relief to refugees, children and orphans throughout the world. AJ is an amazing woman with drive, determination and the will to effect changes. BP is also a good human being who wants to bring about changes in the world. The two have influenced their peers as well as regular citizens to get involved and make a difference. From speaking on Capitol Hill, making trips for her UN duties and her charitable donations, AJ is more than an Actress but a leader of this generation. I wish BAMPZS all the best.

  • tabitha

    Congrats to Angelina! It is such a honor to be selected to this council.

  • america

    Congratulations. We need more people like you.

  • T&L

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Angelina. :-) Such an accomplished woman and at such at young age.

  • konnitiwa

    Congratulation Angie !!!!!
    You found real purpose in life.
    You will continue to grow to experience life to the full and continue to surprise us.
    More power to you !!!!!

    Mission of CFR

    Its mission is promoting understanding of foreign policy and America’s role in the world. Meetings are convened at which government officials, global leaders and prominent members debate major foreign-policy issues. It has “a think tank” that employs prominent scholars in international affairs and it commissions subsequent books and reports. A central aim of the Council, it states, is to “find and nurture the next generation of foreign policy leaders”. It established “Independent Task Forces” in 1995, which encourage policy debate. Comprised of experts with diverse backgrounds and expertise, these task forces seek consensus in making policy recommendations on critical issues; to date, the Council has convened more than fifty times.

    The internal “think tank” is the The David Rockefeller Studies Program, which grants fellowships and whose programs are described as being integral to the goal of contributing to the ongoing debate on foreign policy; fellows in this program research and write on the most important challenges facing the United States and the world.

    At the outset of the organization, founding member Elihu Root said the group’s mission, epitomized in its journal Foreign Affairs, should be to “guide” American public opinion. In the early 1970s, the CFR changed the mission, saying that it wished instead to “inform” public opinion.

  • tabloids

    God bless Angie. Congratulations.

  • KK1

    Congrats to Angelina!! Keep on keeping on. This is the real world where all the power is.

  • tabloids

    Thanks JJ.

  • hope


  • Missouri Fan

    Congratulations Angie!

  • Lucy

    Congrats Angie!!!

  • The real lou

    Congratulations Angelina!

  • wow!!


  • Alexanderina

    This is such a big accomplishment for Angie. Angie is only 32 years old and have accomplished so much in her young life and have done so many good things in this world and continue to do so. She is such an incredible and amazing woman. And I am so proud to be a fan of this amazing woman.

    I bet Brad is so proud of her, like all her fans are.

  • she*bangs

    wow, that’s GREAT news! my CONGRATULATIONS to an amazing WOMAN, ANGELINA!

  • piper, with a low

    Yah, Angelina!!

    Go for you and good for the Council!

  • no longer a lurker

    WOW!!! to be in a council w/ former presidents is really such an accomplishment. i bet brad is really, really very proud of her; just shows brad made an excellent choice.
    way to go angie & keep up w/ your good works!

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  • Ver

    Congratulations Angelina. You are an amazing woman.

  • anustin


  • Dhevi


  • delilah

    I have always thought the “world” of Angie! Bravo! We are all so proud of Angelina Jolie!!

  • h.songia

    Great news — in a week where other wealthy celebs are busy crashing their cars and pulling strings to get out of jail for their mistakes.

    I always love to hear about this woman. She’s always struggling for positive change.

  • Hiya

    Congratulations, Angelina! Best of luck to you and Brad in all your humanitarian, professional, and personal endeavors! You’re the best!

  • Brad and Angie FOREVER!!

    Congratulations Angie!!!

  • the real tita

    So that was the secret they were harboring at the premiere. Congrats, Angie. You deserve it and more. Knock them dead.

  • Maria

    Way to go, Angelina! You’re so inspiring. May you and your family always be blessed for your act of humanity and bravery.

  • tabitha

    Is there some sort of induction ceremony?

  • Elphie

    Oh my gawd, this is awesome. Go Angelina Jolie! Like Michelle Yeoh said in her Cannes interview, “Angelina is a great role model for us all.”

    Fantastic news!