A talk given by Professor Janne Haaland Matlary of the University of Oslo and visiting fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme, Oxford, to the Global Directions research group at Merton College.
Janne Matlary is professor of international politics at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, and at the Norwegian National Defence University College. Currently, she also serves as expert member of the MFA's (Foreign Office) Security Policy Commission, sits on the board of trustees of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, and writes and lectures on international management and human rights/CSR for corporate actors. Formerly, Professor Matlary was State Secretary (deputy foreign minister) for Foreign Affairs of Norway, representing the Christian Democratic Party in the Bondevik government, from 1997-2000. She was a foreign policy advisor to the government and Furst von und zu Liechtenstein as a member of their Expertenrat fur Aussenpolitik, 2002-2009, and member of the "Global Agenda Council" at the Davos World Economic Forum. She is a member of IESE's (Business school, Barcelona) international advisory board, member of the board of trustees of the "Social Trends Institute", N.Y., member of the board of The Swedish Defence College's research group on strategy and of the military advisory board of the defence company SIMRAD Optronics. She led the Norwegian Research Council's programme on petroleum research PETROPOL in the period 2000-2006. She was a member of the Norwegian government's expert commission on ethical guidelines for the national Petroleum Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' commission on profiling Norway ("Omdømmeutvalget"), 2003-2006 and the National Defence Commission, 1996-97. She has also taught human rights to Iraqi police chiefs under the Norwegian Police Program as well as to Iraqi military officers for NATO.