Angelina Jolie Teaches College For The First Time: 'I'm A Little Nervous, Feeling Butterflies'

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald March 16, 04:00 am
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Angelina Jolie gave her first lecture and the London School of Economics on women's issues. She will be one of the school's visiting teachers from Sept. 2017 to May 2018.
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Angelina Jolie finally gave her first lecture to college master's students. The Hollywood actress did her initial duties as a visiting professor of the London School of Economics (LSE) Tuesday. She admitted she was nervous about teaching and had butterflies in her stomach.

The college's Center for Women, Peace and Security tapped 41-year-old to lecture on women's issues in May 2016. Last Tuesday was just a preview as her actual unpaid teaching gig will begin this coming September.

"I'm a little nervous, feeling butterflies," the actress said, according to the Evening Standard. "I hope I do well," she added, saying this new role was "very important" to her.

During her first lecture, Jolie spoke about the plight of women's refugees who experienced "displacement and statelessness" in the camps, as per People. She also talked about sexual violence, crimes against the women and her own experience working as an ambassadress for the United Nations.

Jolie and her students also tackled government policies in helping the women at refugee camps. After the lecture, the students commended the actress and said she did a wonderful job.

"It was really amazing having her on campus," one LSE student told E! Online. Some students initially thought Jolie would back out of her teaching duties for personal reasons as she's going through a divorce with Brad Pitt. The campus, on the other hand, was in a frenzy after learning that the "Maleficent" star was in the building.

Despite her personal struggles and Hollywood commitments, Jolie will still be a visiting teacher for LSE's postgraduate students. The course will run for nine months from September 2017 to May 2018. "The program will make use of empirical material and case studies that are national and transnational in scope, and will incorporate interdisciplinary texts and perspectives from theory, policy, and practice," LSE cited in its course outline on its official site.

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