Angelina Jolie Pitt is taking her advocacy for women’s rights into the classroom. The actor, director and the United Nations Refugee Agency special envoy was recently appointed a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.
Jolie Pitt will be a lecturer at the school’s Center for Women, Peace, and Security for a year, teaching students in a new master’s degree program, the Independent reports. She has long worked to strengthen the rights of refugees and has advocated for ending female genital mutilation.
“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 Pitt said.
Jolie Pitt will be working directly with William Hague, the United Kingdom’s former First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons. “This course will help underpin our work in preventing sexual violence in conflict, developing expertise and research to assist us in tackling the culture of impunity,” Hague said. “I look forward to working with the LSE students and my fellow visiting professors.”
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