Sophal Ear

Sophal Ear

Sophal Ear is a survivor of the Cambodian genocide, a development economist, and a political scientist with a special focus on Southeast Asia. When he was an infant, his mother escaped the brutal Khmer Rouge and fled to Vietnam with her five children. They moved to France in 1978, and then to the United States. Ear was placed in the seventh grade at age ten and entered UC Berkeley at age 16; he continued his education at Princeton and received his master’s degree. In 1997, he became a consultant for the World Bank, where he examined welfare policy in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. From 2002 to 2003, he served as assistant resident representative for the United Nations Development Programme in East Timor. His experience provided the foundation for his dissertation exploring aid dependence and governance while earning a Ph.D. from Berkeley. Ear is an assistant professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

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  • Belated thanks Joshua Kurlantzick for quoting me in Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound blog. I just stumble… https://t.co/1BvuxFt1P3Sun Sep 24, 6:31pm
  • Thanks Martin de Bourmont for quoting me on "While Cambodian Democracy Withers, Washington Stands Aloof" in Foreig… https://t.co/HoI5fwUCU6Fri Sep 22, 2:47am
  • Thanks Barton Biggs for resuscitating The Cambodia Daily even for one more story even after closure. https://t.co/G04ocNPKG6Thu Sep 21, 8:15pm

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