Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has been named as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. She will be teaching a new masters course on women, peace and security, the school announced on Monday.
The LSE said the course will start next year and will be run by the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security which was launched last year by Jolie and Britain’s former foreign secretary, William Hague.
“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, a special envoy for the UN refugee agency said in a statement.
“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,” Jolie added.
Hague will also be joining LSE as a visiting professor.
The pair co-founded the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative in 2012 to rally global action on such crimes, increase the numbers of perpetrators brought to justice and ensure better support for survivors.
Hague said the new course would help underpin their work by developing research to help tackle the culture of impunity.