Janne Haaland Matlary

Janne Haaland Matlary

University of Oslo

Janne Haaland Matlary is professor of International Politics and head of the International Politics section at the University of Oslo’s Department of Political Science, as well as senior adjunct researcher in security policy at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, and in EU policy at ARENA, University of Oslo.  


She was State Secretary (deputy foreign minister) for Foreign Affairs of Norway, representing the Christian Democratic Party in the Bondevik government from 1997-2000.  She is a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and a consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family in the Vatican.  She is a foreign policy advisor to the Furst von und zu Liechtenstein, as a member of his four-member Expertenrat fur Aussenpolitik, and a member of the ”Group of 100 World Leaders” at the Davos World Economic Forum, representing the Holy See. 

Her main academic fields are the European Union, its foreign and security policy, international security policy as well as human rights, ‘soft law,’ and public diplomacy.  She does some work on human rights/CSR for corporate actors and is a member of the Norwegian government’s expert commission on ethical guidelines for the national Petroleum Fund.  She is a contributing member of the editorial board of the weekly newsletter for managers, MandagMorgen Norge and serves on the international advisory board or IESE Business School in Barcelona.