Professor Neta Crawford

MA PhD MIT, BA Brown
Montague Burton Professor of International Relations and Professorial Fellow

Academic subject(s):

International Relations

  • Core subject area: International Relations Theory and Security; US Foreign Policy; Economic Sanctions; Humanitarian Intervention; Ethics; International Organization. In 2018, the International Ethics Section of the International Studies Association gave Professor Crawford the Distinguished Scholar Award.
  • Research interests: international relations theory, normative theory, foreign policy decision making, sanctions, peace movements, discourse ethics, post-conflict peacebuilding, research design, utopian science fiction, and emotion. Crawford is also interested in methods for understanding the costs and consequences of war and is co-director of the ‘Costs of War’ study based at Brown University.
  • Publications: 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).