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Baker Institute founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, who has served in the administrations of eight U.S. presidents, has been named to the board of trustees of Carnegie Corporation of New York.

"We are honored that Edward P. Djerejian has accepted the trustees" invitation to join the corporation"s board," said The Honorable Thomas Kean, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of Carnegie's board of trustees. "Ambassador Djerejian is one of the United States" most distinguished diplomats, having served his country from the Kennedy administration to the Clinton administration. In his current role as director of the prestigious Baker Institute, he brings his vast experience and considerable wisdom to helping guide public policy."

Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian commented, "Edward P. Djerejian is universally admired and respected by foreign policy professionals of many nations and all political affiliations. He is not only a distinguished diplomat, but an individual of great honor and integrity. His dedication to American ideals, his efforts to achieve peace in challenging settings, and his commitment to public service resonate deeply with Andrew Carnegie"s vision of doing real and permanent good in this world."

Andrew Carnegie founded Carnegie Corporation of New York in November 1911 as a foundation to "promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding."