Two events in a row wasn’t enough for Angelina, she also had time to go to lead a lecture in London on Monday. She gave a seminar to students taking the Masters Course in Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Angelina is is serving as a visiting professor in practice.
The class is part of a series of extra-curricular seminars called “Women, Peace and Security In Practice,” which are designed to give students an insight into the realities of working on gender equality in conflict-affected settings.
Besides speaking about her work as an UNHCR Special Envoy and as co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI), Jolie took questions from the students on everything from the importance of accountability for human rights violations against women in conflict to the link between violence against women and gender inequality.
A source close to Jolie tells PEOPLE, ”She found it very helpful to be able to sit with the students and debate different concerns for women internationally, and different views on ways forward. She hopes not just to be able to teach them, but also to work with them in the months to come, to shape ideas together on ways to improve the global situation for women.”
Busy days for Angelina! Yesterday she was at the United Nations in Geneva talking at the annual Sergio Vieira de Mello lecture. I’ve posted two shorter versions of the lecture and if you want to see the whole clip you can do it when you click at “read more”.
She was well read as usual, we wouldn’t expect less. And it is so very important to speak up during these hard times. So listen to the clips and get motivated and perhaps get to know more about what’s going on in the world.
And besides this, as always – Ms. Jolie looked absolutely stunning, in a blue dress!
UNHCR has published her full speech and you can read it here!
Two shorter videos of Angelina during the lecture:
U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for internationalism in the face of wars driving people from their homes and a “rising tide of nationalism masquerading as patriotism”.
The Hollywood actress, speaking at the United Nations in Geneva, called for a renewed commitment to the “imperfect” world body and to diplomacy to settle conflicts.
“If governments and leaders are not keeping that flame of internationalism alive today, then we as citizens must,” Jolie said in the annual Sergio Vieira de Mello lecture honoring the veteran U.N. aid worker killed in a Baghdad bombing in 2003.
There is always something new to be amazed by or proud of when it comes to Angelina. The reason for her to be in London, UK was to have a lecture at the London School for Economics yesterday on March 14. This weeks celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.
She looked wonderful in her beige coat and was all smiles on her way to the lecture. She was quoted saying:
“I’m a little nervous, feeling butterflies. I hope I do well. This is very important to me.”
And I’m more than certain that she did well and I’m also sure the students were trilled to have Angelina there and the week earlier Lord Hague was there as well giving a lecture. What a privilege!
Here is some photos of Angelina and also two pics that the students took!
Angelina Jolie today said she was “feeling butterflies” ahead of her first lecture as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The actress and film-maker, who co-founded the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, was set to tell students at the LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security today about her experience in the field and how sexual violence is used as a tool of war.
“I’m a little nervous, feeling butterflies,” she told the Evening Standard beforehand. “I hope I do well. This is very important to me.”