An Oscar-winning actress known for making her share of surprise moves has just made another one by accepting a teaching position at the London School of Economics. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angelina Jolie, who won an Oscar in 2000 for her supporting role in “Girl, Interrupted,” has been appointed a visiting professor at the school.
The school, one of Britain’s most prestigious universities, confirmed that Jolie will be involved with students working toward a master’s degree in Women, Peace and Security.
In a statement, Jolie said: “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.”
Jolie served more than a decade as a Goodwill Ambassador with the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees.