Wow! The all-loving Angelina Jolie is set to feature in an entirely different role, this time not in movies. The Oscar winner will be joining the London School of Economics as a visiting professor next year.
The 40-year-old Hollywood actress will teach a Master’s course on women, peace and security. The course will be run by the school’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security; which was launched by Jolie and Britain’s former foreign secretary William Hague in 2015.
In an interview on Monday, May 23, Jolie insisted that the right for women to advance must be discussed. “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,” Jolie said.
“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.” She added.
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Interestingly, 55-year-old Hague has signed on to teach as well. Jolie and Hague will both teach at least once a year “as often as their schedules and their commitment as agreed with the centre director, will allow.”
The new positions these teachers occupy are purely service to humanity and are unpaid. This responsibility will also entail lectures, workshops and research. In a reported statement, the institution said that visiting professor positions are given to those “who have appropriate distinction within their areas of (non-academic) practice.” Inclusively, they are “individuals who have achieved prominence in public service, or who have attained distinction in their profession and through their practical experience.”
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