Posted on Sat Aug 6th, 2016 10:24am PDT By X17 Staff
If you’re a Georgetown University student, your campus will be a bit more Hollywood next month…
Angelina Jolie has signed on to be a visiting professor at Georgetown for the fall semester, where she will “share her knowledge in lectures, workshops and research focused on women, peace and security,” reports Us Weekly.
This comes after Jolie’s successful stint as a guest lecturer last May at the London School of economics, which is Georgetown’s sister school. Jolie did not attend college, but as you may know, she is a United Nations Special Envoy, and she’s worked with the UN for over a decade.
“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 May statement, when she announced her gig at LSE. “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.”
Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, was thrilled to bring the Oscar winner on board. “I was pleased to meet with Angelina Jolie during my recent trip to London on ways we at Georgetown University can continue the collaboration between our sister programs on both sides of the Atlantic,” Verveer said last spring.
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