Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award winner, United Nations Special Envoy and now a Georgetown University educator.
After being a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics, Jolie will be doing “the same guest spot” at LSE’s sister school, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Us Weekly said the Oscar winner will hold lectures and workshops where she’ll share with students her knowledge and experience of women’s rights and security.
“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,” Jolie said in May, when she announced her London residency. “I am looking forward to teaching and learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.”
Melanne Verveer, the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, had nothing but praise for the superstar.
“I was pleased to meet with Angelina Jolie during my recent trip to London on ways we at Georgetown University can continue the collaboration between our sister programs on both sides of the Atlantic,” Verveer said in May.
Jolie’s humanitarian efforts are well known. She was selected by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as a Goodwill Ambassador from 2001 to 2012. Shortly thereafter, the 41-year-old mom of six was appointed Special Envoy to work with the U.N. Refugee Agency to find solutions for people who have been displaced from their homes.