Angelina Jolie becomes LSE Professor

Angelina Jolie becomes LSE Professor

Angelina Jolie will be joining the London School of Economics (LSE) as a visiting professor to teach a new master’s degree course.

The LSE said the course will be run by its Centre for Women, Peace and Security, launched last year by Ms Jolie and Lord Hague.

The pair co-founded a global initiative to tackle sexual violence in conflict zones in 2012.It followed a 2011 film Ms Jolie directed depicting the Bosnian war.

In addition to her work as a UN goodwill ambassador, special envoy, humanitarian, activist, director, actress and mum of six, she is also now an academic.

She'll join former foreign secretary William Hague as a lecturer at London School of Economics' Centre for Women, Peace and Security where she'll help to teach a newly created Masters course.

"I am very encouraged by the creation of this master's programme. I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, as 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," said Jolie in a statement.’’

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