Neta C. Crawford is a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute and the Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. She also holds a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Professor Crawford is a member of the Committee on International Security Studies at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and co-director of the Costs of War Project based at Brown University.
Her research focuses on war, ethics, normative change, emotions in world politics, and climate change. Professor Crawford’s most recent publication is The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War (MIT Press, 2022). She is also working on To Make Heaven Weep: Civilians and the American Way of War. She has authored several other books including, most recently, Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America’s Post-9/11 Wars (2013). 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 won the 2024 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order in recognition of her research into the extent of the U.S. Military’s greenhouse gas emissions and the connection of American military primacy to climate change.