Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe Elected to Council on Foreign Relations

Posted February 20th, 2009 at 4:20 pm.

mcauliffe-1Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe has been elected to the Council on Foreign Relations, the nation’s preeminent nongovernmental, nonpartisan think tank on foreign affairs.

“As a scholar dedicated to fostering intercultural understanding and the president of a college committed to promoting quality higher education globally, I am very pleased to be joining the Council,” says McAuliffe.

An internationally known scholar of Islamic studies, McAuliffe has published extensively on the Qur’an and its interpretation, on early Islamic history, and on the multiple relations between Islam and Christianity. She recently completed editing the six-volume Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an, the first such reference work in a Western language.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher based in New York and Washington, D.C. The Council is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, policymakers, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign-policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

Members are elected to the Council on the basis of intellectual attainment and expertise, promise of future achievement and service in foreign relations, and several other factors.

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