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International Politics Professor to Speak: "When Might Becomes Human Rights"


April 19, 4:15 p.m.


The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS: Janne Haaland Matlary, a leading thinker on the political implications of asymmetric warfare in NATO and a former deputy foreign minister of Norway, will discuss the interplay between faith and politics in a talk titled "When Might Becomes Human Rights." Matlary's lecture is part of a series of events celebrating the theme of President John Garvey's inaugural year - Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.

Matlary is a professor of international politics at Norway's University of Oslo and the Norwegian Military Staff College. Highly regarded for her work on the subjects of energy policy and international human rights, Matlary has published widely in the field of European security policy. She served as Norway's deputy foreign minister from 1997 to 2000.

A convert to Catholicism at the age of 20, Matlary is a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. She also serves as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Matlary is the author of several books, including 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?

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact CUA's Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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