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Sophal Ear:
Escaping the Khmer Rouge

TED2009 · 5:57 · Filmed Feb 2009

TED Fellow Sophal Ear shares the compelling story of his family's escape from Cambodia under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. He recounts his mother's cunning and determination to save her children.

Development economist
Sophal Ear leads research on post-conflict countries — looking at the effectiveness of foreign aid and the challenge of development in places like his native land, Cambodia. Full bio