Nanovic Forum with Janne Haaland Matláry: "A House Divided: European Values and Strategic Ability "


Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library (View on map )

Janne Haaland Matláry, former State Secretary of Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will deliver the 2018 Nanovic Forum Lecture on September 6th (Thursday) at 5:00 p.m. in Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library.

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Matláry will deliver a lecture entitled “A House Divided: European Values and Strategic Ability.” The lecture will be free and open to the public. 

The purpose of the Nanovic Forum is to bring European leaders from a variety of academic, cultural, and professional fields to Notre Dame to discuss issues of major importance in Europe today. The Forum was established in 2011 through the generous support of Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic.

Her latest book-length publication is Hard Power in Hard Times: Can Europe Act Strategically? (2018).  (For Notre Dame students and faculty is available here as an ebook. Your Notre Dame ID and password are required for access.)

"Professor Matláry's lecture could not come at a better time," said William Collins Donahue, director of the Nanovic Institute, and the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities at the University of Notre Dame. "With both NATO and the EU under assault, Europeans face enormous challenges. Can Europe go it alone? Should it endeavor to do so? This is all very much in the air. As a core academic unit of the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Nanovic Institute is pleased to bring Professor Matláry to campus to explore these pressing questions."

Past speakers in the Nanovic Forum have included Hanna Suchocka (former Prime Minister of Poland), Horst Koehler (former President of Germany), Krzysztof Zanussi (filmmaker), Lord Patten of Barnes (Chancellor of Oxford), and other eminent professionals in education, literature, and law.

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame is committed to enriching the intellectual culture of Notre Dame by creating an integrated, interdisciplinary home for students and faculty to explore the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs and institutions that shape Europe today. The institute is an integral part of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

A complete list of the Nanovic Forum Lecture series is available here.

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