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Angelina Jolie becomes visiting professor at London School of Economics

Joe Williams May 25, 2016
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The A-List actress will be teaching students about the impact war has on women.

Actress and director Angelina Jolie can now add professor to her résumé, after being appointed ‘visiting professor in practice’ by the London School of Economics.

The UN Ambassador will teach as part of a new MSc course on women, peace and security, which aims to explore the impact of war on women.

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

The pair co-founded a global initiative to tackle sexual violence in conflict zones in 2012. The Queen awarded Jolie with an honorary Damehood in recognition of this work.

“It is vital 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,” the actress told the The Guardian.

The course – starting in September – is one-year in length, with Jolie scheduled to teach at least once during that period.

Former foreign secretary Mr Hague – who Jolie has worked with during her time with the United Nations – will also teach on the course.

“I am looking forward to teaching and learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations,” Jolie added.

Back in 2014, Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt announced their support for their eight-year-old to self-identify as male.

John Jolie Pitt attracted widespread attention when they appeared on the red carpet for Angelina’s film ‘Unbroken’, wearing a tuxedo and with cropped hair.

The family have for several years shown full support for John’s right to explore their self-identification.

Back in 2010, Jolie said: “She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”

 

Related topics: Angelina Jolie, brad pitt, LGBT, UN, William Hague

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