The Catholic University of America

Inaugural Theme

Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University

Janne Haaland Matlary Lecture – April 19, 2011

Janne Haaland MatlaryJanne Haaland Matlary is professor of international politics at the University of Oslo and at the Norwegian Military Staff College, Norway. She delivered a lecture titled "When Might Becomes Human Rights" at Catholic University on April 19, 2011. Matlary has published widely in the field of European security policy, and is a leading thinker on the political implications of asymmetric warfare in NATO. She was deputy foreign minister of Norway, 1997-2000. She also is highly regarded for her work on the subjects of energy policy and international human rights.

Matlary converted to Catholicism when a student. She is a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and a consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Her writings include European Union Security Dynamics: In the New National Interest, When Might Becomes Human Right, Faith through Reason, and Values and Weapons: From Humanitarian Intervention to Regime Change?

 

> Video of Professor Haaland Matlary's lecture

> News story about the lecture

> Presentation slides

> Photo gallery

 

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 > "Norwegian Saga: The Conversion of Janne Haaland Matlary," Zenit, May 3, 2004.

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> "More Women Leaders Needed at the Vatican," Catholic News Service, Dec. 15, 2008.

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