Dr. Neta Crawford, Montague Burton Chair in International Relations, Oxford University, and Winner of the 2024 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Dr. Neta Crawford, Montague Burton Chair in International Relations, Oxford University, and Winner of the 2024 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

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Dr. Neta Crawford Neta is Montague Burton Chair in International Relations and also holds a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College, Oxford University. Her research focuses on war, ethics, normative change, emotions in world politics, and climate change. She is the winner of the 2024 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for her book The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War: Charting the Rise and Fall of Military Emissions (MIT Press, 2022), which argues that the U.S. military must reduce its dependence on fossil fuels so the world can effectively address climate change.

The U.S. military is the world’s largest single institutional producer of greenhouse gases, Crawford found. Between 1975 and 2022, its emissions averaged 81 million metric tons of greenhouse hydrocarbons a year—more than most countries. After it reduced operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, its emissions dropped to an annual average of 51 million metric tons, a level that still poses more risk to human existence than most military conflicts, she found.

Neta was elected a member of both the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2023. She received the Distinguished Scholar award from the International Ethics section of the International Studies Association in 2018.

She was a co-winner of the 2003 American Political Science Association Jervis and Schroeder Award for best book in International History and Politics for her book Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization, Humanitarian Intervention (CUP, 2002).

Crawford is a co-founder and co-director of the Costs of War Project, based at Brown University. Her opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post.

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