Somewhere between running a child army, saving the world and making HIGH ART movies , Angelina Jolie has somehow found the time to educate the peasants at London School of Economics next year. No, she’s not teaching a master class in home wrecking. If LSE offered up that course, I’m sure they’d get a more masterful and seasoned home wrecker like Sienna Miller to teach it.
The Guardian says that St. Angie will be a visiting professor at LSE and will teach a course on how war impacts women. The course is the first of its kind in the world. St. Angie has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador for 15 years and in 2012, she became part of a Special Envoy that focuses on helping refugees. Professor Dame St. Angie said in a statement to The Guardian that she hopes more schools and universities will pick up the course and teach it.
“It is vital 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.”
St. Angie is working on the course with William Hague, the United Kingdom’s former First Secretary of State. The course will last one year and start at the beginning of the academic year in 2017. Both Professor Dame St. Angie and William Hague will teach at least once a year, “as often as their schedules, and their commitment as agreed with the centre director, will allow.”
Students can start applying for Professor Dame St. Angie’s course in the fall. In my last post about St. Angie, I wondered if the Brangeloonies still exist. I’ll get my answer if this fall it’s reported that several crazed middle-aged American women in stained, faded, old Team Jolie t-shirts were seen throwing money at the admissions office while saying, “PUT ME IN THAT ANGELINA CLASS, YOU LOOSERS.” Yes, in my head, they talk in all-caps too.