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Project On Permanent Revolution

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This book-length project explores how revolution went from being the means toward a constitutional settlement, to becoming an end in and of itself. Stretching from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, it focuses in particular on the transformation of revolutionary authority during the French Revolution; on Marx's development of the concept of a "revolution in permanence"; and finally on the relation between this new model and the political violence that has often accompanied revolutions.

Project The Spirit of the Rights

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This book project considers the impact that French Enlightenment authors had on the discourses of natural right theory, and how their innovations paved the way for the revolutionary declarations at the end of the century. While focusing mostly on French "rights talk," I also compare it with the language and logic found in the American state declarations, as well as with the later formulations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Project Digital Humanities

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I'm a PI on the NEH-funded digital humanities project "Mapping the Republic of Letters." This project, which brings together other scholars at Stanford and around the world, aims to map the correspondence and social networks of major intellectual figures. A series of articles based on this project is under review at the American Historical Review; a spin-off article, "The French Enlightenment Network," is forthcoming in the Journal of Modern History (co-written with Maria Comsa, Melanie Conroy, Chloe Edmondson, and Claude Willan).

Project Borehole seismic imaging and monitoring, Stanford University and Universidade Federal da Bahia (1/1/1996 - Present)

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This collaborative research activity began in 1996 and has run for more than 20 years. Over this time, I have taught short courses at the Federal University of Bahia and meetings of the local geophysical society on borehole seismic imaging and tomography. In addition, I have co-advised several MS level graduate students. Recently, we completed a research project on CO2 monitoring with sponsorship of Petrobras, the national petroleum company.

Location

Salvador Brasil

Project Capacity Building For Energy Geosciences and Engineering, Stanford University, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (3/1/2010 - 8/30/2016)

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The goal of this project, sponsored by Chevron Technology Company, was to help build local capacity in energy geosciences in Thailand. The project included Stanford professors and staff teaching short courses in Bangkok and Thai students participating in a summer research program at Stanford.

Location

Bangkok Thailand

Collaborators

  • Visut Pisutha-Arnond, Geology Head, Chulalongkorn University

Project Research and Education partnership for Energy Resources, Stanford University, King Fuad University of Petroleum and Minerals (1/1/2006 - Present)

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This trilateral collaborative project involves Stanford University, King Fuad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), and Saudi Aramco. The goal is to share best practices for research and education related to petroleum exploration and production. To date, several joint research projects have taken place as well as field trips involving Stanford and KFUPM students in both Saudi Arabia and the USA.

Location

Dhahran Saudi Arabia

Project Use of Climate Information in International Negotiations for Adaptation Resources, Stanford University

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Adaptation of vulnerable areas to climate change is---and will continue to be---an important subject of negotiations taking place in several international forums, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; the Major Economies negotiations; and the G-8 talks. Ideally, adaptation assistance to any given nation would be commensurate with the social and economic impacts of future climate change and the cost of the required adaptation measures. Instead, neither is known.

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