Actress and director Angelina Jolie will officially start lecturing at the London School of Economics next year.
The Academy award winner who is married to Brad Pitt will be teaching a course on the impact of war on women. She will be joined by the former foreign secretary and close friend William Hague who she has worked with since 2012 on the issue of preventing sexual violence in conflict.
The course is intended to, ‘[develop] strategies to promote gender equality and enhance women’s economic, social and political participation and security”, with visiting professors playing an active part in giving lectures, participating in workshops and undertaking their own research’
Angelina Jolie who is also a UNHCR ambassador said, “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.
“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.”
According to the spokeswoman of the London School of Economics, Jolie and Lord Hague would teach at least once a year for the period of their fellowship, “as often as their schedules, and their commitment as agreed with the centre director, will allow”.
The University also shed light on the title of visiting professors, It includes individuals who have achieved prominence in public service, or who have attained distinction in their profession and through their practical experience.” The role is unpaid.