- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Angelina Jolie is taking on a challenging new role on a smaller but rather prestigious stage, the British newspaper The Independent reported Tuesday morning.

The Oscar Award-winning actress will be a visiting professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), lecturing at the school’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

The inaugural one-year Master of Science program — which an LSE press release describes as centered on “developing strategies to promote gender equality and enhance women’s economic, social and political participation and security” — will kick off this fall.

“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,” The Independent quoted Ms. Jolie, who has served as a U.N. special envoy dealing with refugee issues since April 2012.

 

 

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