Angelina Jolie starts her first lecture as a visiting professor, she ‘ll deliver guest lectures to students, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The actress and special envoy to the UN High Commission for Refugees will help teach students about the impact of war on women.
She told the Evening Standard beforehand : I’m a little nervous, feeling butterflies, and “I hope I do well. This is very important to me.”
Jolie and Lord Hague are two of four visiting professors contributing to the programme, alongside Jane Connors, the director of International Advocacy at Amnesty International in Geneva, and Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
On Monday, Jolie said : “We are very focused on the next steps: taking the tools that have been developed into the field to help document crimes and support prosecutions, working with militaries to change doctrine and training, and pushing for the implementation of laws to protect the very vulnerable victims”.
“I am delighted that LSE postgraduate students have had the unique opportunity to learn directly from the valuable insights, perspectives and experiences that Angelina Jolie, UN special envoy and visiting professor in practice, brought to the class,” Professor Christine Chinkin, director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, told the BBC.