Imagine having Angelina Jolie as your teacher at school

7 August 2016 / 2 months 2 weeks ago

Angelina Jolie is set to take up a teaching position at Georgetown University, similar to her visiting professor role at the London School of Economics.

It was previously announced that the 41-year-old actress and human rights campaigner has joined the London School of Economics as a visiting professor and now Us Weekly reports that she "will do the same guest spot at LSE's sister school, Georgetown".

No details about her position at the US institution have been revealed but Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Ambassador Melanne Verveer held talks with the actress in May. 

She said: "I was pleased to meet with Angelina Jolie during my recent trip to London on ways we at Georgetown University can continue the collaboration between our sister programmes on both sides of the Atlantic. We look forward to welcoming Angelina and former foreign secretary Hague to Georgetown in the future."

At LSE Angelina will give a series of lectures to students of the new one-year MSc course on women, peace and security, which will run from the beginning of the 2017 academic year. 

Angelina - who helped to launch the MSc last year with Britain's former foreign secretary, William Hague - said: "I am very encouraged by the creation of this master's programme. I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, as 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. 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." 

According to the LSE, the course is intended to "develop strategies to promote gender equality and enhance women's economic, social and political participation and security". 

Visiting professors including Angelina and Mr. Hague will give lectures, participate in workshops and undertake their own research.

An LSE spokeswoman said they will teach "as often as their schedules, and their commitment as agreed with the director, will allow".

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