McRobbie Named to Foreign Relations Council

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BLOOMINGTON -

The president of Indiana University has been named to an independent organization dealing with U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. Michael McRobbie has been elected as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

McRobbie joins more than 4,900 other members, including former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The council is described as a think tank, where members join with government officials and global leaders to discuss and debate international issues.

"I am deeply honored to join such a highly respected and influential institution, whose members for decades have made major contributions to American foreign policy and the engagement more generally of the United States globally," said McRobbie "I am also pleased to serve on the council with several prominent scholars, global statesmen and accomplished alumni of Indiana University."

McRobbie is the seventh current member of the IU faculty to be elected to the council. 

McRobbie's election to the council comes just months after he was named the International Citizen of the Year by the International Center in Indianapolis. He will receive that award, which is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to the globalization of Indiana, in September.

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