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 Hagueas a lecturer at the university’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security where she will help to teach students studying for masters degree.
Jolie, who has been a goodwill ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency and is currently one of its special envoys, has been a vocal campaigner on refugee rights, and against the female genital mutilation and the use of rape as a weapon of war.
She 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’.