Angelina Jolie is taking on a brainy new role. The actress will teach at the London School of Economics as a visiting professor in 2017, The Guardian reports.
Jolie will instruct a Master’s course on women, peace, and security, which will be run by the school’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Jolie and William Hague, Britain’s former foreign secretary, started the centre last year.
Jolie is a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She spoke of the new position she’ll take on as professor.
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“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,” Jolie said in a statement on Monday. “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.”
Hague will teach as well. Both he and Jolie will both teach at least once a year, “as often as their schedules, and their commitment as agreed with the centre director, will allow.”
Jolie and Hague will give lectures, host workshops and participate in research. They will take on these roles as pro bono work.
The center said in a statement that visiting professor positions are given to those “who have appropriate distinction within their area of (non-academic) practice.” Moreover, they are “individuals who have achieved prominence in public service, or who have attained distinction in their profession and through their practical experience.”