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Costs and Consequences of US Post-9/11 Wars: Focus on Climate Change

Sep 11, 2019
Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

Greenhouse gas emissions from war were excluded from country reporting during the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocols. Yet, one of the consequences of war is increased use of fossil fuels. During this event, Neta Crawford, professor of political science and co-director of the Costs of War project, will discuss her recent research calculating the U.S. military’s greenhouse gas emissions associated with the post-9/11 wars.

Neta C. Crawford is a professor of political science and currently chairs the department of political science at Boston University. 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.

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