In May 2016, London School of Economics. announced, that the actress and filmmaker is a visiting lecturer at London School of Economics. Their website stated that Jolie would be one of four new “visiting professors in practice.” Jolie, who was appointed special envoy to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in 2012 has long advocated for the rights of refugees and women.
Angelina Jolie’s gave her first lecture at the Center for Women, Peace, and Security on tuesday, the universityaccording to Vanity Fair. The Evening Standard reported that Jolie said “I’m a little nervous, feeling butterflies,” she told the newspaper. “I hope I do well. This is very important to me.”
This lecture was only a preview of what she will be working on at L.S.E. In September, she will begin teaching a master's course at the university, where today she gave a lecture focused on women’s rights “in the context of refugee camps,” according to the school's e-mailed statement. She also spoke about how “displacement and statelessness” make female populations susceptible to sexual violence and other crimes.
“I am very encouraged by the creation of this master’s program,” Jolie said at the time. “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.”