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Angelina Jolie lectures at London School of Economics - and was a big hit with the students!

by Hanna Fillingham

Angelia Jolie has just added another string to her talented bow after giving her very first lecture to master students in London - just call her Professor Jolie! 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. Talking to The Evening Standard before going back to class, Angelina admitted that she was slightly nervous about her new job: “I’m a little nervous, feeling butterflies. I hope I do well. This is very important to me,” she said.

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Professor Jolie was a hit with students on the Women, Peace and Security course at the London School of Economics

And although apprehensive beforehand, the star proved to be a natural in the world of academia, with students flocking to Twitter to sing her praises afterwards. “She’ll make an amazing visiting professor,” said one, while another tweeted: “Ms. Jolie, you did wonderfully!"

The 41-year-old is known for her passionate humanitarian work and is a special envoy of the UN High Commission for Refugees, launching the campaign against rape in war zones back in 2012 with Lord William Hague. The pair also founded the London School of Economic’s Centre for Women, Peace and Secuirty in 2015.

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From September, Angelina will be delivering more guest lectures to students to teach them of the impact of war on women. The position, unpaid, will also see her attend public events and workshops along with completing her own research on the subject. Along with the By the Sea actress, three other visiting professors will be contributing to the programme – William Hague, Jane Connors – director of International Advocacy at Amnesty International in Geneva, and Madeline Rees, the Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

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Angelina wants to set a good example to her children through her work

The busy working mum recently spoke out about wanting to set a good role model to her children through her work. 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. Not through the prism of Hollywood or through a certain kind of life, but really take them into the world, where they have a really good sense and became rounded people."

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