Popular Hollywood star actress, Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. According to Independent reports, she will join former foreign secretary William Hague as a lecturer at the university’s Centre for Women, Peace, and Security where she will help to teach students studying for a Master’s Degree.
Ironically, Angelina Jolie has not successfully gone through the four walls of a university. She got her collegiate education from New York University, studying Directing and Screenwriting film, however, she didn’t graduate. Angelina Jolie is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency and is currently one of its special diplomats. She has been a vocal campaigner on refugee rights and against the female genital mutilation and the use of rape as a weapon of war.
The newly appointed Professor said:
“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. 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.”
The London School of Economics, LSE, was founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw.
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Despite its name, LSE conducts teaching and research across a range of legal studies and social sciences in 26 academic departments or institutes including mathematics, statistics, media, human geography, public affairs and international history.
Angelina Jolie and Family
Mrs Jolie Pitt is married to her third husband and co-actor, Brad Pitt and together they have six children – all adopted. The American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian has received so many awards in her lifetime; they include an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has been cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress and no doubt will make an amazing professor and an inspiring role model to her students.