Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, Neta Crawford, has won the 2024 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
Professor Crawford has won the award in recognition of her research into the extent of the US Military’s greenhouse gas emissions. Her findings, published in her book The Pentagon, Climate Change and War: Charting the Rise and Fall of Military Emissions (2022, MIT Press), demonstrate that the Pentagon is the world’s single largest institutional producer of emissions and argues that a different approach to national security is needed if it is going to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
Professor Crawford who will visit Louisville in the spring to accept the award and give a talk on her winning ideas, said: “I appreciate the recognition this may bring to the issues.”
The Grawemeyer Awards programme at the University of Louisville pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasising the impact a single idea can have on the world. The annual awards also honour thinking in music, psychology, education and religion.