Angelina Jolie to Teach Course at London School of Economics
No longer content with her current titles of Oscar winner, philanthropist and activist, Angelina Jolie will soon be able to add “visiting professor” to her lengthy list of accomplishments.
Jolie is set to teach an upcoming course at the London School of Economics, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will be working directly with students aiming to earn a master’s degree at the school's Center for Women, Peace and Security.
"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," Jolie said in a statement. "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."
Former UK Foreign Secretary Lord William Hague will also join Jolie at the London School of Economics as a visiting professor. Hague makes for a suitable addition, as he and Jolie launched the school’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security last year in an attempt to further support to their Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, which the two brought to fruition back in 2012.
That campaign was created “to raise awareness, rally global action, promote greater international coherence and increase the political will and capacity of states to do more to address the culture of impunity that exists for these crimes, to increase the number of perpetrators held to account and to ensure better support for survivors."
Students can begin applying for the program -- which will include courses like "Women, Peace and Security," "Gender and Militarisation" and "Gender and Human Rights" -- beginning in the fall.
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