It’s not uncommon for students to fall asleep in class, but it’s highly unlikely that was the case on the 19th of February at the London School Of Economics. The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie, visited the prestigious institution and gave a lecture called, “Women, Peace, and Security.”
Angelina, 42, makes regular appearances at the university to talk about human rights, sexual abuse in conflict zones, as well as women’s rights in general.
While some may think Angelina is above stage-fright, Angelina gave her first lecture there in March of 2017 and said she was a “little nervous” and was “feeling butterflies.”
Jolie stated she “hoped to do well” because the subject is incredibly important to her. However, fortunately for the ex-wife of Brad Pitt, the students’ reviews were stellar.
Following her performance, LSE attendee’s took pictures with the celebrity and posted them on social media while praising her content.
One person wrote that Jolie would make “an amazing visiting professor” and they were “honored” to hear her lecture. Yet another tweeted, “incredible lecture by Angelina Jolie.”
According to reports, Angelina and the former foreign secretary of Britain, William Hague, created the LSE Centre For Women, Peace, And Security back in 2015. Last May, Jolie wrote a piece to The Guardian which stated it was crucial for us as a society to end violence against women in war zones.
Sexual abuse is something which disproportionately affects girls and women. The Girl Interrupted alum said she looked forward to working with the United Nations as well as participating governments.
Jolie is just one of many Hollywood entertainers who have a philanthropic side, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, and many others. Celebrities frequently donate money to causes such as the Times Up initiative, an organization dedicated to ending gender inequality and defending vulnerable people in the workplace.