Angelina Jolie hosts first lecture at LSE

Angelina Jolie hosts first lecture at LSE

Angelina told London's Evening Standard: 'I'm a little nervous, feeling butterflies. "As a special envoy for the United Nation's High Commissioner for Refugees and as co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, Jolie seeks to "[prevent] the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon in conflict" according to the PSVI website.

"When this kind of violence and abuse happens in peacetime, we are absolutely clear it is a crime that deserves to be punished by law", she said. 'I hope I do well. Talking to the BBC, she said: "Everything I do, I hope, is that I represent something, and I represent the right things to my children, and give them the right sense of what they're capable of, and the world as it should be seen". The actress was invited to the London School of Economics as a visiting professor on Tuesday to deliver a lecture to pupils studying on the university's Women, Peace and Security course.

However, Angelina made an early return to LSE this week to discuss her philanthropy work with one group of post-graduate students.

As a visiting professor, she will deliver guest lectures to students, participate in public events and workshops, and undertake her own research.

Meanwhile, Angelina previously launched the one-year MSc course on women, peace and security, which will formally start at the beginning of the 2017 academic year, alongside Britain's former foreign secretary, William Hague.

'Critical and constructive engagement with this work is at the core of the education programme of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security'.

Unsupported by ex-husband Brad Pitt during her visit to the British capital, Angelina has been looking after Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, all by herself. 'But when it happens in the middle of a conflict, on a mass scale, with such brutal violence, it is treated as something impossible to prevent or somehow justified by the climate of war'.

Angelina is now promoting the Time to Act initiative and work will place a greater focus on dealing with trauma and support to child and male survivors.



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