Angelina Jolie has been praised by students of LSE for her first appearance as a lecturer.
Jolie and the director spoke to students that were taking the postgraduate course Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics.
The university said she has elaborated her experience and the things that motivated her work as UN special envoy.
Tazeen Dhanani, a student of LSE tweeted Ms. Jolie did “wonderfully” while Alana Foster named it as an incredible lecture.
Ms. Dhanani said: “She’ll make an astonishing visiting professor. So honoured to hear her inaugural lecture at LSE based on sexual violence, rape and working with refugees.” She also answered the questions that were raised by the students.
Prof Christine Chinkin, director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, said: “I am pleased that LSE postgraduate students have got the unique opportunity to hear directly from the valuable insights, perspectives and experiences that Angelina Jolie has gone through, UN special envoy and visiting professor in practice, brought to the class.”
She further said that “critical and constructive” engagement on women’s human rights was “the main aim of the education programme”.
Before here lecture began, Jolie told the Evening Standard that she was “feeling butterflies” as “this is very crucial to me”.
The course is conducted by the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, which was released previous year by Jolie and former Foreign Secretary William Hague.
In the year 2012, the pair co-founded a global initiative to eradicate sexual violence in conflict areas.
Jolie said that although she was proud of what had been accomplished, “we are targeting on the next steps: taking the tools that have been developed into the field to aid in document crimes and support prosecutions, working with militaries to alter doctrine and training and leading to the implementation of laws to secure the vulnerable victims”.
Jolie, an envoy for the UN refugee agency UNHCR, has long campaigned for women’s rights.
She has also directed the 2011 film ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ about the Bosnian war, in which about 20,000 women are believed to have been raped.