This makes perfect sense: Angelina Jolie gets new role as visiting professor at London School of Economics

Higher education is really not worth much these days.
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Via Daily Mail: She is an Oscar winning actress, a political campaigner and now Angelina Jolie Pitt can add academic to her list of roles. The Hollywood star has been appointed a visiting professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), one of Britain’s most prestigious universities.
She will join former foreign secretary William Hague as a lecturer at the university’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security where she will help to teach students studying for a Master’s degree.
Jolie Pitt, who has been a goodwill ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency and is currently one of its special envoys, has been a vocal campaigner on refugee rights, and against the female genital mutilation and the use of rape as a weapon of war. She said: ‘I am very encouraged by the creation of this master’s programme.
‘I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, as it is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict. I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations’.
Lord Hague, who worked with Jolie-Pitt on hosting a four-day summit on ending sexual violence in war in London two years ago, said he was ‘delighted’ to be appointed.
He said: ‘This course will help underpin our work in preventing sexual violence in conflict, developing expertise and research to assist us in tackling the culture of impunity. I look forward to working with the LSE students and my fellow visiting professors.’
The one year course will include modules on Women, Peace and Security, Gender and Militarisation and Gender and Human Rights.
Jolie herself has an interesting educational background, having once dropped out of acting classes as a teenager to study embalming technique in a distance learning scheme with hopes of becoming a funeral director. She attended Beverley Hills High School and Moreno High School in California, and has previously spoken of how she became a ‘punk’ at the latter, dressing all in black and getting tattoos.
Jolie graduated from high school aged 16 and launched her full-time acting career. During the late 1990s during a break from acting, she enrolled in night classes at New York University to study directing and screenwriting, before returning to her career and breaking into mainstream Hollywood roles.
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kelliepage
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There ya go! Her background in education fully qualifies her for this position! Well, my education is much more than hers; can I have one of those positions, too?

Anonymous
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Nope, need to be a community college student (thereabouts, pretty much)… anything more (like being at least an actual community college graduate) is too much.

Ric
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Ric

Hey, it will bring in donors so something of real value can done. Believe me, the powers laugh at her behind her back. Like DiCaprio, he draws big PR and that makes patrons flip open their checkbooks. Once he’s out of range they question how he manages to dress himself.

Dr. Eowyn
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What the students in London School of Economics will learn is that they really shouldn’t bother to get a college education or a Master’s degree because Jolie has shown that neither is a necessary condition to be a lecturer there.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Please explain to me how her pontificating on ceasing the use of rape in war is going to stop even ONE rape from occurring . . . are the warriors going to attends these classes? This is so nonsensical and the dupes who attend such nonsensical offerings are stupid beyond belief; but then I suppose they come away feeling that their attendance has single handedly stopped this atrocity in the wars that are occurring!!!
DCG . . . Excellent post (even if it is beyond comprehension.)

Steven Broiles
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Angelina Jolie had her breasts and ovaries removed for fear of contracting cancer. Will she also have her brain removed for the same fear?
And speaking of studying embalming, that’s a propos: She LOOKS like she’s embalmed!
And yet, Brad Pitt appears to be normal.
(Another graduate of the London School of Economics is Mick Jagger.)

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

those who know, teach. those who don’t know, become visiting professors.

Mistears Mom
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Mistears Mom

Doesn’t matter if you can actually teach if you can ACT like a teacher er…(visiting Professor) or something like that? See those classes in acting and the experience she has acquired is really paying off.

SapphireSunday
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SapphireSunday

Maybe she’s a victim of EDD: Educational Dysphoria Disorder, wherein a person believes he or she IS a university-level professor, despite reality. In order to “value diversity” and accommodate her delusion, the university has no choice but to allow her to lecture. The bigger question is: Which restroom will she use?

cs
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cs

Meanwhile, back in the states, our academic institutions are destroying women’s rights by creating impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in bathrooms, dorms, locker rooms and showers by faux women.
“I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.”
God save us from stupid liberals who mutilate their own bodies and drink blood.

cs
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cs

p.s. If I remember correctly, obama was also a visiting professor in constitutional law of all things!

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Stopping sexual violence in conflicts??? Can this/they really be serious?? Have they not considered attempting to end all the conflicts? Ending the intentional mass immigration of dangerous and incompatible foreigners into once generally peaceful and productive countries and communities would be a logical start. And quit pushing this “strength in diversity” Bull S#!+..
I guess it takes real actors to pull this bull off; like their blamed ‘crisis actors’.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

“Experience? Actually I’m NOT a Professor,but I DID sleep at a Holiday Inn Express…”

miltonmathews
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I loved the comments. LOL.

Joanne Rosemarie
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Joanne Rosemarie

This is ridiculous. She has not the credentials to set foot in an establishment like that to teach. Most students who go there have had to work very hard to earn a place so they deserve to be taught be individuals whom possess qualifications befitting the position of a bona fide professor. These Hollywood A listers must have such a sense of entitlement these days. Also Angelina Jolie is a bad example to young people as she is extremely thin and looks ill because of it. 18-21 year olds girls especially would inevitably look up to her and perhaps try… Read more »

Cinderella Broom
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Cinderella Broom

Let’s see … Voodoo Economics? No, Tattoo Economics.