Monroe, Ga. 6/08/2007 06:09 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Angelina Jolie will now be joining former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Diane Sawyer and several other distinguished names as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jolie was nominated by an existing member of the CFR and received approval from the organization.
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.”
The 32-year-old mother of four has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador since 2001. After taking the position of Goodwill Ambassador Jolie stated “We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering. I honestly want to help. I don't believe I feel differently from other people. I think we all want justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning. All of us would like to believe that if we were in a bad situation someone would help us.”
Jolie recently told Esquire magazine that she would rather be remembered for her humanitarian work than her acting.
Angelina Jolie has three-adopted children and shares a biological child with boyfriend Brad Pitt. Maddox, 6, was adopted from Cambodia, Zahara, 3, was adopted from Ethiopia, Pax Thien, 3, was adopted from Vietnam. All three adopted children carry the Joilie-Pitt name as does their one-year-old daughter Shiloh.