Just call her Professor Jolie
Posted by Erica Molfetto in Top Global Programs
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U.S. actress and special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Angelina Jolie, waves to photojournalists while leaving the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, after a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, 16 March 2016. Jolie earlier visited temporary centers hosting migrants and refugees in Athens. (Photo: EPA/Simela Pantzartzi)
Angelina Jolie will join the London School of Economics as a visiting professor for the 2016-2017 school year, teaching a new masters course on women, peace and security. The university confirmed her appointment on Monday.
“I am very encouraged by the creation of this master’s program,” said the actress and director in a statement. “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. 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.”
Jolie, 40, will be joined on the faculty by Britain’s former foreign secretary, William Hague, with whom she created LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security in 2015. The two have worked together closely over the last decade during her tenure as a United Nations goodwill ambassador, working to combat sexual violence in troubled areas of the world.
Courses this fall in the program include ‘Women, Peace and Security,’ ‘Gender and Militarization’ and ‘Gender and Human Rights.’ Jolie, along with her fellow visiting professors, “will provide students with the opportunity to directly learn from their experiences working on women’s rights issues,” stated a release from the school.
She, husband Brad Pitt and their six children have taken up residence in London while Pitt shoots Allied, a WWII story with Marion Cotillard. It was announced recently that Jolie will return for Maleficent 2, though there is no set start date. The script is still being written by Linda Woolverton, who helmed the first Maleficent.
May 24, 2016, Erica Molfetto