Oscar winning actress, Angelina Jolie Pitt has just been given the role of University professor at London School of Economics Center for Peace and Security. She will be one of four visiting professors in a new master’s program.

The University is one of Britain’s most renowned academic institutions. In the statement released by the University, part of her work will include delivering guest lectures and taking part in workshops as a “visiting professor in practice.”

It will be recalled that prior to this, for more than a decade, Angelina Jolie has been and still is a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency. In her work with the United Nations as a goodwill ambassador and a special envoy, she has had to take on issues relating to conflict, refugees, women and sexual violence,

Looking forward to sharing these experiences, she has said “I am very encouraged by the creation of this master’s program. 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.”

Author: Ope Adedeji