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Despite telling a local paper that she was “feeling butterflies,” Angelina Jolie on Tuesday gave her first lecture at the London School of Economics.
The actress, director and human rights activist spoke to students on the postgraduate course Women, Peace and Security,”discussing matters of sexual violence, rape, working with refugees and what had motivated her work as UN special envoy.
After the lecture, several students praised Jolie for her performance on social media, one saying she had done “wonderfully” and would “make an amazing visiting professor,” while another shared a group photo.
“I am delighted that LSE postgraduate students have had the unique opportunity to learn directly from the valuable insights, perspectives and experiences that Angelina Jolie, UN special envoy and visiting professor in practice, brought to the class,” said professor Christine Chinkin, director of the Center for Women, Peace and Security, which runs the course and was launched last year by Jolie and former U.K. foreign secretary William Hague.
In her role as visiting professor, Jolie has agreed to teach a minimum of one lecture in the one-term master’s course.
Following the lecture, British media reported that Jolie was then joined by her son Maddox for a private tour of Buckingham Palace.
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