Angelina Jolie to Teach on Women in Conflict

Angelina Jolie to Teach on Women in ConflictAngelina Jolie to Teach on Women in Conflict

Angelina Jolie is to become a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

The Hollywood actress is among four high-profile contributors to a year-long masters program in Women, Peace and Security.

She will deliver guest lectures and take part in expert workshops and other events, as well as continue research,

Angelina, who is a special envoy for the UN refugee agency, 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.

"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."

The course will start this autumn and will cover courses including Women, Peace and Security', 'Gender and Militarization' and 'Gender and Human Rights'.

The other visiting professors are William Hague, Madeleine Rees and Jane Connors.

In 2012 Angelina and former UK foreign secretary Hague teamed up to try and crack down on using rape as a weapon of war.