Angelina Jolie's Next Role Is Teaching a Masters Course at London School of Economics
By Leena Tailor
Actress, filmmaker, mom, wife, Oscar-winner, humanitarian – and now Angelina Jolie Pitt can add professor to the list!
Students at the London School of Economics are likely to pay a whole lot more attention as one of Hollywood's biggest stars makes her debut as a professor at the school's Center for Women, Peace and Security.
Jolie is one of four visiting professors in practice for a new, world-first Masters program, centered on developing strategies to promote gender equality and improve women's social, economic and political participation and security.
"I am very encouraged by the creation of this masters program," the mother of six and wife of Brad Pitt said in the statement. "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," she added.
The one-year course will begin in 2017 and Jolie's duties will include giving guest lectures and participating in workshops and public events, as well as continuing research on projects.
The Unbroken and Maleficent star has a long-standing commitment to humanitarian work, having been made a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 15 years ago, then Special Envoy.