Angelina Jolie Swaps Acting For Teaching, Lands Professor Job At The London School Of Economics

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29:  Angelina Jolie arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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.

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Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

“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.

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Jolie as Maleficent

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.

SEE ALSO: Disney Sets Plan For Maleficent Movie Sequel In Motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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