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Professor Angelina Jolie Pitt

May 24, 2016

The London School of Economics and Political Science on Monday announced four new visiting professors of practice, who will deliver lectures, hold workshops and lead public events at the Center for Women, Peace and Security, which is creating a new master's program. Among the new professors, the one attracting the most attention is the actress and activist Angelina Jolie Pitt. She issued this statement: “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.”

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