Angelina's Nerves As She Begins Lecturing Role
ANGELINA JOLIE gave her first lecture at the London School of Economics yesterday, and revealed that – despite her extensive experience, both in front of the camera and of public speaking – she was apprehensive about the event.
“I’m a little nervous, feeling butterflies,” she told the Evening Standard beforehand. “I hope I do well. This is very important to me.”
The actress and mother-of-six has been in London this week marking five years since the inception of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, championed by Jolie and former secretary of state William Hague.
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At yesterday’s lecture, the actress and campaigner she told students at the institution’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security about her own experience in the field and what “motivated her work as UN special envoy”. Nervous or not, it appears she did a good job, with students from the course taking to social media to enthuse about the lecture.
“She’ll make an amazing visiting professor. So honoured to hear her inaugural lecture at LSE on sexual violence, rape, working with refugees,” Tazeen Dhanani, a student who attended the lecture, told the BBC.
“I am delighted that LSE postgraduate students have had the unique opportunity to learn directly from the valuable insights, perspectives and experiences that Angelina Jolie, UN special envoy and visiting professor in practice, brought to the class,” Professor Christine Chinkin, director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, told the BBC.