An Advocate for International Development and Independence
Sophal Ear embodies the values of truth, competence, and understanding. He arrived in the US at age 10 with his 4 siblings and mother. Having escaped from Cambodia and lived through the effect of forced labor camps on his own father, Sophal has a visceral understanding of the value of freedom.
Having been a participant in Princeton's Junior Summer Institute, he was able to continue his quest for truth within higher education and eventually earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sophal has a message to voice and has utilized numerous platforms on which to do so. He has authored books, been published in journals, given TED Talks, quoted in prominent news outlets, and even narrated a documentary.
His personal story is one of “justice for history and accountability for future” and a beacon that shines a light on his deeper message which is one of independence and true freedom.