Climate Wars


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Neta C. Crawford is a professor of Political Science and currently chairs the department of political science. Her teaching focuses on international relations theory, international ethics, and normative change.  Crawford received the Distinguished Scholar award from the International Ethics section of the International Studies Association in 2018.

Her research interests include 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 Eisenhower Study Group “Costs of War” study ( based at Brown University.

Dr. Crawford is the author of Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America’s Post-9/11 Wars (Oxford University Press, 2013) about  and Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization, Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge University Press, 2002),  which was a co-winner of the 2003 American Political Science Association Jervis and Schroeder Award for best book in International History and Politics. She is co-editor of How Sanctions Work: Lessons from South Africa (St. Martin’s, 1999).  She co-edited and wrote the introduction, with Matthew Evangelista, of Randall Forsberg, Toward a Theory of Peace: The Role of Moral Beliefs (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018).

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