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On screen, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt has played everything from a tiger to a tomb raider, but for her next role, she won't have any cameras on her at all. Instead, Jolie will be joining the London School of Economics' Center for Women, Peace, and Security as one as four visiting professors in a newly established master's program that begins this fall.
"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," Jolie said in a statement.
In addition to her successful acting career, Jolie has served as a humanitarian, working with the United Nations for more than a decade on concerns including refugees, women, and sexual violence. "I honestly want to help," she said. "I don't believe I feel differently from other people. I think we all want justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning."
The announcement from the London School of Economics does not include details on how often Jolie will be teaching, or what her specific duties will be. Courses in the program include "Women, Peace, and Security," "Gender and Militarization," and "Gender and Human Rights."