(news.sawf.org) - Actress Angelina Jolie was honored for her philanthropic work by joining the Council on Foreign Relations. People.com reports, the prestigious think tank officially approved Jolie's membership nomination Thursday.
"Angelina Jolie is accomplished in her field and has demonstrated serious interest in issues such as Darfur, international education and refugees," says Lisa Shields, vice president of communications at CFR. "As such, her profile fits very well with other young professionals we've selected as the next generation of foreign policy leaders."
Angelina was nominated for the CFR membership earlier this year. She is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
Among others affiliated to the CFR include presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, ABC's Diane Sawyer, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and journalist Tom Brokaw.