Activist and leading Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, is set to join the London School of Economics (LSE) as a visiting professor.
The school announced on Monday that Jolie would be a visiting professor on a new masters course on women, peace, and security.
According to LSE, the course is the first of its kind globally. It will be run by the LSE Centre for Women, Peace, and Security, which was launched in 2015 by Britain’s former foreign secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie herself. The class is scheduled to start next year.
In 2012, the pair also co-founded the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative in an effort to rally global action on such crimes, to increase the numbers of perpetrators brought to justice, and to ensure better support for survivors.
“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,” said Jolie in a statement.
Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), had also said, “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.”
William Hague will also be joining LSE as a visiting professor. He said the new course would help underpin their work by developing research to help tackle the culture of impunity.