Angelina Jolie gives her first college lecture, discusses refugee women's rights


Angelina Jolie is officially a college lecturer!

The 41-year-old actress and director gave a lecture to students at the the London School of Economics' Centre for Women, Peace and Security on Tuesday centering on the impact of war and displacement on refugee women.

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"I'm a little nervous, feeling butterflies," Jolie told the U.K.'s Evening Standard publication ahead of the lecture. "I hope I do well. This is very important to me."

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Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and Cambodian-born American human rights activist and lecturer Loung Ung laugh as they arrive for a news conference at a hotel in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Actress Angelina Jolie arrives for a news conference at a hotel in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and Cambodian-born American human-rights activist and lecturer Loung Ung greet as they arrive for a news conference at hotel in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Actress Angelina Jolie (C) attends a news conference at a hotel in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeung Sackona (Front R), Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (2nd-R) and her children listen to Cambodian national anthem during the the premiere of Jolie's new film 'First They Killed My Father' at the Elephant Terrace inside the Angkor park in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (1st-L) speaks as her children and actors of her new film stand on a stage during the premiere of Jolie's new film 'First They Killed My Father' at the Elephant Terrace inside the Angkor park in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (L) gives flowers to Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (R) during the premiere of Jolie's new film 'First They Killed My Father' at the Elephant Terrace inside the Angkor park in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (L) walks past Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (C) and former queen Monique (R) during the premiere of Jolie's new film 'First They Killed My Father' at the Elephant Terrace inside the Angkor park in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (R) pays respect to Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (2nd-L) as former queen Monique (1st-L) looks on during the premiere of Jolie's new film 'First They Killed My Father' at the Elephant Terrace inside the Angkor park in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (C) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt (R) pay their respects to Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (L) during an audience at the royal residence in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Maddox Jolie-Pitt (C) greets Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (L) as Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (R) looks on during an audience at the royal residence in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (3rd R) attends an audience with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (R) as her children look on at the royal residence in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA - FEBRUARY 18: Angelina Jolie talks to press during a press conference ahead of the premiere of her new movie 'First They Killed My Father' set up at the Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor on February 18, 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angelina Jolie is in Siem Reap for the world premiere of her new movie, 'First They Killed my Father,' a Netflix-produced adaption of the autobiography by the same name penned by Loung Ung, who lived through the Khmer Rouge regime as a young child. The film will be screened Saturday night in the Angkor Wat temple complex, and released later this year on Netflix. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (R) pays her respects during an audience with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (L) at the royal residence in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA - FEBRUARY 18: Angelina Jolie (right) talks to actress Sareum Srey Moch (left) during a press conference ahead of the premiere of their new movie 'First They Killed My Father' set up at the Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor on February 18, 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angelina Jolie is in Siem Reap for the world premiere of her new movie, 'First They Killed my Father,' a Netflix-produced adaption of the autobiography by the same name penned by Loung Ung, who lived through the Khmer Rouge regime as a young child. The film will be screened Saturday night in the Angkor Wat temple complex, and released later this year on Netflix. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA - FEBRUARY 18: Angelina Jolie (left) and producer Rithy Panh (center) chat with actors before holding a press conference ahead of the premiere of their new film 'First They Killed My Father' set up at the Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor on February 18, 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angelina Jolie is in Siem Reap for the world premiere of her new movie, 'First They Killed my Father,' a Netflix-produced adaption of the autobiography by the same name penned by Loung Ung, who lived through the Khmer Rouge regime as a young child. The film will be screened Saturday night in the Angkor Wat temple complex, and released later this year on Netflix. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (C) speaks as Cambodian film maker Rithy Panh (L) looks on at a hotel in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (3rd L) and her children including Maddox Jolie-Pitt (C) gesture to media in front of the royal residence for a meeting with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie speaks to media during a press conference at a hotel in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)
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The lecture was a preview of sorts of a master's course Jolie will teach at the university beginning in September.

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Jolie was announced as one of four lecturers in the new program, aimed at promoting gender equality and improving women's social, economic and political participation and security.

"I am very encouraged by the creation of this master's program," Jolie said in a statement last year. "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."

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Meanwhile, Jolie recently spoke out following her highly publicized split from Brad Pitt last year.

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American actor Angelina Jolie attends an event wearijg a strapless black gown, New York City, circa 1998. (Photo by Victor Malafronte/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Actress Angelina Jolie kisses her Oscar at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles 26 March 2000. Jolie won for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Girl Interupted'. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/SCOTT NELSON (Photo credit should read Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Cast member Angelina Jolie and husband Billy Bob Thornton before the 'Original Sin' premiere held at DGA Theater in Los Angeles, CA., Tues., July 31, 2001. (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie arrives for the premiere of the film 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' at Mann Village Theatre in Los Angeles, CA., Monday, June 11, 2001. (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: US actor Billy Bob Thornton (R) and his wife, actress Angelina Jolie, arrive at the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills 20 January 2002. Thornton is nominated for Best Actor-Motion Picture Drama for his role in 'Monster's Ball.' AFP PHOTO/Lucy Nicholson (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 20: Actress Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), participates in a World Refugee Day ceremony June 20, 2003 in Washington, DC. World Refugee Day celebrates the lives of the eight million refugee youths who live around the world. (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Actress Angelina Jolie attends the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 16: Actress Angelina Jolie arrives for the world premiere of her film 'Taking Lives' March 16, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - MARCH 16: Actress Angelina Jolie appears on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios on March 16, 2004 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Angelina Jolie and her son Maddox attend the World Premiere of 'Shark Tale' in San Marco Square, as part of the 61st Venice Film Festival on September 10, 2004 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the premiere of 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' at the Mann Village Theater on June 7, 2005 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
JABEL SHAROON, PAKISTAN - NOVEMBER 26: In this handout photo supplied by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie listens as a local woman in this village 6,000 feet above sea level in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, tells a UNHCR worker about her preparations for the coming winter, which includes salvaging materials from the remains of houses after the earthquake, November 26, 2005 in Jabel Sharoon, Pakistan. (Photo by J Redden/UNHCR via Getty Images)
Hollywood movie stars Brad Pitt (C) and his partner Angelina Jolie ride on a motorcycle on a busy street in downtown Ho Chi Minh city, 23 November 2006. Jolie, the partner of fellow screen idol Brad Pitt, was expected to adopt a three-year-old Vietnamese boy 15 March 2007, according to the head of the Tam Binh orphanage, from where the child is. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 05: Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive to the Warner Bros. premiere of the film 'Ocean's 13' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 5, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Producer Brian Grazer, actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrives for the 'Changeling' Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres is seated to the left of actress/activist Angelina Jolie as she speaks at a United Nations Security Council Meeting on the situation in the Middle East and Syria at the United Nations on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Actress Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) after winning award for Favorite Villain in 'Maleficent' during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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