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Neta Crawford appointed Montague Burton Professor of International Relations

The Department is delighted to announce that Professor Neta Crawford (Boston University) will join us in July 2022 as the University of Oxford's new Montague Burton Chair in International Relations. She will also hold a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College.

Neta's research focuses on war, ethics, normative change, emotions in world politics and climate change. She received the Distinguished Scholar award from the International Ethics section of the International Studies Association in 2018.

In addition to her current position as Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Boston University, Neta also holds a number of other posts including membership on the Committee on International Security Studies, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; and she is Co-Director of the Costs of War Project, Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

Neta is currently working on a number of publications, including To Make Heaven Weep: Civilians and the American Way of War, and a book on the Pentagon and climate change

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.

Speaking on her appointment, she said: “I am delighted to join Balliol College, DPIR and the University of Oxford; this is an amazing group of faculty, staff and students who are thinking about the great challenges we face at this juncture of human history.”

The Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Electoral Board Professor Louise Richardson commented: “I am delighted that Professor Neta Crawford has accepted our invitation to become the next Montague Burton Professor in International Relations. Her work on the costs and consequences of war has inspired generations of students and scholars and I am confident that she will be a wonderful addition to DPIR.”

“Neta's work on the costs and consequences of war has inspired generations of students and scholars and I am confident that she will be a wonderful addition to DPIR.”

Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, Chair Electoral Board

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