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Apr 8, 2013

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams Elected Lifetime Member Of Council On Foreign Relations

Atlanta, GA – April 9, 2013 –House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has been elected as a Lifetime Member of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations. The Council’s membership includes top government officials, renowned scholars, business leaders, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, and distinguished nonprofit professionals. Other members of the Council include former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, NBC anchor Brian Williams, author and pundit Fareed Zakaria, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

“I am deeply honored by the selection,” said Rep. Abrams. “The Council on Foreign Relations serves as the preeminent convener of U.S. foreign policy debate. I recognize how privileged I am to join its ranks and to further my engagement in international discourse.”

The Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 to “afford a continuous conference on international questions affecting the United States, by bringing together experts on statecraft, finance, industry, education, and science.” CFR is also the publisher of the world-renowned Foreign Affairs journal.

Rep. Stacey Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. She has previously been selected twice as a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly at Columbia University on U.S. Global Policy and on the Future of International Institutions, an American Marshall Memorial Fellow, an American Council of Young Political Leaders Fellow, a Council on Italy Fellow, a British-American Project Fellow, a Salzburg Seminar – Freeman Fellow on U.S.-East Asian Relations and a Salzburg Seminar Fellow on youth and civic engagement. Her international travels include Israel, Australia, Austria, France and Bulgaria.

For more information, please visit http://www.staceyabrams.com.

Stacey Abrams is State Representative for the 84th House District of the Georgia General Assembly, which includes the communities of Candler Park, Columbia, Druid Hills, East Lake, Highland Park, Kelley Lake, Kirkwood, Lake Claire, Oakhurst, South DeKalb, Toney Valley and Tilson.