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Angelina Jolie to join former US Presidents June 10, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Movies.

Angelina Jolie has been selected to join former US presidents and politicians on a prestigious foreign policy council.

The actress was approved as a foreign policy leader on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on Thursday, in recognition of her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. The group includes former US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, current politicians such as Condoleezza Rice and journalists.

Lisa Shields, vice president of communications at CFR, 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.”

Angelina, 32, recently said she would rather be remembered for her humanitarian work than her films. The star joined the United Nations refugee agency in 2001 after visiting Cambodia, where she adopted her first child, Maddox, now aged five, a year later.

She has since visited refugee camps in over 30 countries and adopted two more children, Zahara, two, from Ethiopia and Pax, three, from Vietnam. Angelina and long-term lover Brad Pitt also have one-year-old daughter Shiloh.

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