Hollywood actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie is embarking on a whole new career and is set to join the London School Of Economics as a visiting professor.
According to Business Insider, the “Tomb Raider” star who is married to co-actor, Brad Pitt, will be delivering a series of lectures to students of the new one-year MSc course on women, peace and security.
The course, which the LSE announced on Monday will start next year – the first of its kind globally – 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 U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), 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.”
This won’t be the first time the Oscar-winning actress and Hague will be working together as the pair co-founded the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative in 2012 to rally global action against rape.
The partnership was sparked by Jolie‘s 2011 directorial debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey” that was set against the backdrop of the 1992-95 Bosnian war in which an estimated 20,000 women were believed to have been raped.
They co-hosted the first global conference on the issue in London in 2014.
The actress was seen most recently onscreen in By The Sea alongside husband Brad Pitt – while she is also due to begin filming the sequel to Maleficent.
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