Preparing for a break from the movie scene, Angelina Jolie is headed to the London School of Economics (LSE) to join the team as a visiting professor to teach a new masters course on women, peace and security.
The school made the announcement on Monday (May 30), revealing that this course will begin next year as the first of its kind. It will be organized by the LSE Center for Women, Peace and Security, which was created by the Hollywood actress and Britain’s former foreign secretary William Hague last year.
Jolie also acts as a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) and released a statement about her new venture saying, “It is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict.”
“I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.”
According to Reuters, Jolie first teamed up with Hague during her directorial debut in 2011 when she worked on “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” The film explores the Bosnian war in the early nineties where an estimated 20,000 were allegedly raped.
Jolie and Hague co-founded the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative in 2012 to fight these crimes and bring criminals to justice. They also held a global conference in London focusing on women’s rights in 2014.
To learn more about Angelina’s charitable acts, check out our post covering her humanitarianism over the span of her successful career.
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