Angelina Jolie Gives Her First College Lecture, Discusses Refugee Women’s Right
The 41-year-old actress and director gave a lecture to students at the the London School of Economics’ Centre for Women, Peace and Security on Tuesday centering on the impact of war and displacement on refugee women.
«I’m a little nervous, feeling butterflies,» Jolie told the U.K.’s Evening Standard publication ahead of the lecture. «I hope I do well. This is very important to me.»
The lecture was a preview of sorts of a master’s course Jolie will teach at the university beginning in September.
Jolie was announced as one of four lecturers in the new program, aimed at promoting gender equality and improving women’s social, economic and political participation and security.
«I am very encouraged by the creation of this master’s program,» Jolie said in a statement last year. «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.»
This article originally appeared on ET Online