I am drawn to policy research and political economy, but this does not do justice the wide array of topics on which I publish, which includes China’s global resource strategy, transitional justice, the politics of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (bird flu), the political economy of growth, aid dependence and regime legitimacy. I am always looking for research assistants or coauthors and am usually willing to read and comment on drafts in my area of interest.
Publications, Presentations, and Talks
FORTHCOMING TALK: at International Colloquium “Cambodia, from then to now: Memory and plural identities in the aftermath of the genocide”, Montreal, Canada, 7-9 May 2011.
FORTHCOMING TALK: at the 25th International Baccalaureate Asia-Pacific Annual Regional Conference on “21st Century Teaching and Learning: Connectivity, Citizenship, Creativity, Compassion”, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 17-20 March 2011.
FORTHCOMING VIDEO TALK: at TEDxPhnomPenh, an independently organized TED event, coming in early 2011.
UNDER REVIEW: “China’s Oil Hunger in Angola” (with Sigfrido Burgos, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), in a refereed international journal.
“Trade and Commerce in Southeast Asia” (with Pierre van der Eng, Australia National University) and “Education in Colonial Southeast Asia” (with Christine Inglis, University of Sydney) Entries in Jim Overfield (University of Vermont), ed. World History Encyclopedia, ABC-Clio, forthcoming December 2010, ISBN: 1-85109-929-8.
FORTHCOMING TALK: “Emerging Infectious Diseases Surveillance in Cambodia and Indonesia”, Council for Asian Transnational Threats Research (CATR) 10th Bi-Annual Meeting-Symposium: “The Emerging Landscape of Transnational Threats: Taking CATR to the Next Level”, New World Hotel, Makati City, Philippines, 26-29 October 2010.
FORTHCOMING TALK: “Health and Security in Southeast Asia: Effective Surveillance for Emerging Infectious Diseases in Cambodia and Indonesia”, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Asia Health Policy Program, Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., 3rd floor, Stanford University, 23 September 2010, noon. RSVP here.
“My mother’s escape from the Khmer Rouge”, Cable News Network Opinion, U.S. Edition, CNN.com, 26 July 2010. Read Elske Schouten’s Dutch-language article entitled “Niet huilen tijdens schokken: Tribunaal in Cambodja haalt wonden open” [“Do not cry during shock: Tribunal in Cambodia Gets Wounds”] in the 21 July 2010 issue of the magazine De Groene Amsterdammer and Simon Roughneen’s piece on 28 July 2010 “Cambodia’s Teflon Tribunal” in ISN ETH Zurich both of which quote me.
“Towards effective emerging infectious diseases surveillance in Cambodia and Indonesia”, Poster Presentation Abstract, supplement issue of the refereed International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 14(supp 2), p. S98, July 2010.
“Towards effective emerging infectious diseases surveillance in Cambodia and Indonesia”, Poster Presentation, 4th Ditan International Conference on Infectious Diseases, Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China, 15-18 July 2010. Winner of an AGD Prize (RMB1,000).
Abstract “Towards effective emerging infectious diseases surveillance in Cambodia and Indonesia” accepted for a Late Breaker Poster presentation at the 2010 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 11 – 14, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Tuesday Jul 13, 2010 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
“Towards Effective Emerging Infectious Diseases Surveillance: Evidence from Egypt (NAMRU-3), Kenya (USAMRU-K), Peru (NMRCD), and the US-Mexican Border (EWIDS)” Defense Threat Reduction Agency / Advanced Systems and Concepts Office Visit FY11 Proposal Presentations, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 8 July 2010.
“Transnational Threats in Asia: Diseases”, Joint Foreign Area Officer Skill Sustainment Pilot Program, Asia-in-Residence Course, Chapel on the quarterdeck of Herrmann Hall, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 24 June 2010, 10am.
“PACOM Strategic Focus: Cambodia”, Joint Foreign Area Officer Skill Sustainment Pilot Program, Asia-in-Residence Course, Chapel on the quarterdeck of Herrmann Hall, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 24 June 2010, 8am.
“China’s Strategic Interests in Cambodia: Influence and Resources” (with Sigfrido Burgos, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), in the refereed journal Asian Survey (University of California Press), 50(3), May-June 2010, pp. 615–639. As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the article.
“Does Patronage Still Drive Politics for the Rural Poor in the Developing World? A Comparative Perspective from the Livestock Sector” (with David K. Leonard, Jennifer Brass, Michael Nelson, Dan Fahey, Tasha Fairfield, Martha Johnson Gning, Michael Halderman, Brendan McSherry, Devra Coren Moehler, Wilson Prichard, Robin Turner, Tuong Vu, and Jeroen Dijkman), in the refereed journal Development and Change (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague), 41(3), May 2010, pp. 475-494. As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the article.
“Beneath the Killing Fields of Cambodia”, Session 2: In the Face of Evil, Oslo Freedom Forum, Christiania Theater, 27 April 2010. Read Jay Nordlinger’s 4 May 2010 IMPROMPTUS blog “Oslo IV” in National Review Online; Alvaro Vargas Llosa’s 5 May 2010 article “License to Oppress” in Real Clear Politics; Claudia Rosett’s 7 May 2010 column “Revaluing Freedom” in Forbes.com; and Jonathan Foreman’s June 2010 Standpoint Magazine article “Oslo: Signing OFF on Human Rights”, all of which mention my talk.
“Chapter 3: Cambodia’s Patient Zero: Global and National Responses to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza” in Ian Scoones (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex), ed. Avian Influenza: Science, Policy and Politics, Earthscan, April 2010, ISBN: 978-1-84971-096-1 for the paperback version (£20.00). Pre-order it on Amazon.com for $47.34. This is the book chapter version of my Stanford Center for International Development Working Paper 398, which is free.
(translation from Khmer: “Yuon: What’s in a xenonym?”) with Kenneth T. So (who really is a rocket scientist at United Launch Alliance), Koh Santepheap Daily, printed in two parts on 2 and 3 April 2010.
“Topic 2: Whose Objectives & Why?” Agriculture: Promoting Livelihoods in Conflict-Affected Environments Workshop, Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, Casa Munras Hotel, Monterey, CA, 23 March 2010. A report for the workshop is available here. Read Amanda Stein’s 12 April 2010 article “Growing a Brighter Future for Conflict-Affected Environments” in NPS Public Affairs about the workshop.
“Sophal Ear: Cambodian thinker”, Musings from Cambodia by Tharum Bun, Asian Correspondent, 23 March 2010.
“Khmer Rouge Tribunal vs. Karmic Justice”, Op-Ed, Global Edition of the New York Times, 17 March 2010. A version of this article appeared in print in The International Herald Tribune edition of 18 March 18, 2010 and in The Cambodia Daily titled “Cambodians Will Have to Wait for Karmic Justice for KR Leaders” on 19 March 2010.
“More Than Noble: How Human Rights Can Change Your Life or Human Rights: What’s in It for You?”, Luncheon, the Center for Human Rights Leadership, Claremont McKenna College, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, 11 February 2010.
“2010: Cambodia Looks to the Future After a Decade of Momentous Change” (with Julia Wallace, Neou Vannarin, et al.) Cover Story, The Cambodia Daily WEEKEND, Issue 621, pp. 4-7; 20-21, 2-3 January 2010. As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the article.
“Eulogy for a Cambodian Grandma: A Letter to Cam Youk Lim’s Grandchildren”, The Cambodia Daily WEEKEND, Issue 615, pp. 8-9, 26-27 December 2009.
“Livelihoods and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Cambodia” (with Sigfrido Burgos, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), World’s Poultry Science Journal, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 633-640, December 2009, the refereed journal of the World’s Poultry Science Association, ISSN: 0043-9339. As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the article.
“Transitional Justice Dilemma: The Case of Cambodia” (with Virorth Doung, University of Queensland and Cambodia Development Resource Institute), Peace and Conflict Review, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Fall 2009, pp. 18-36, a refereed journal hosted by the headquarters of the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in San Jose, Costa Rica, ISSN: 1659-3995.
«Ο Ιερός Κανόνας των Ερυθρών Χμερ» (translation from Greek: “Noam Chomsky as a Political Advocate of Khmer Rouge’s Totalitarianism”) based on a summary of chapters 1 and 2, and the whole of chapter 3 of my undergraduate honors thesis “The Khmer Rouge Canon”), Libertarian Movement, Athens, Greece, October-November 2009.
“Yuon và người Việt: điều gì trong một chữ ngoại?” (translation from Vietnamese: “Yuon and Vietnamese: What’s in a Xenonym?”) with Kenneth T. So (who really is a rocket scientist at United Launch Alliance), Talawas, the most popular internet journal on Vietnamese politics and culture (based in Germany), Fall 2009.
“Cambodia’s Patient Zero: The Political Economy of Foreign Aid and Avian Influenza”, SCID Working Paper 398, Stanford, CA: Stanford Center for International Development, September 2009.
Sophal Ear and Cambodia Live interview on Dubai’s NIGHTLINE with James Piecowye (whom I met at TED2009) on 103.8FM at 9pm, 27 September 2009.
“UPDATE & BEYOND – Towards Effective Emerging Infectious Diseases Surveillance: Cambodia, Indonesia, and NAMRU-2” Third Annual Defense Threat Reduction Agency / Center on Contemporary Conflict Research Themes Colloquium, Hyatt Hotel, Monterey, CA, 8 September 2009.
“Khmer Rouge Tribunal Update” (delivered as remarks, without a projector), Renaissance Weekend, Monterey, California, 6 September 2009.
“What’s the Matter with Development Today? And What to Do About It.”, Renaissance Weekend, Monterey, California, 5 September 2009.
“Change We Can Believe In: Preventing Pandemics – Because Emerging Infectious Diseases Are Non-Partisan” (delivered as remarks, without a projector), Renaissance Weekend, Monterey, California, 4 September 2009.
“Cambodian ‘Justice’”, The Wall Street Journal (Asia Edition), Op-Ed, 1 September 2009, p. 13. Reprinted as “Integrity of Khmer Rouge Tribunal Called Into Question” in The Cambodia Daily, 2 September 2009. Read Robbie Corey-Boulet’s 23 September 2009 article “Corruption counsel’s role at ECCC unclear” in the Phnom Penh Post quoting me on a related story. Read and listen to Men Kimseng’s 11 November 2009 report “Duch’s Case Could Hold Valuable Lessons” on Voice of America quoting me.
(translation from Khmer: “From Governance to Peacekeeping”), Strategic Defense Review Workshop, Ministry of National Defense, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 12 August 2009. Original English-Language Draft.
“Politics, Foreign Aid, and Influenza: Cambodia and Beyond”, Summer Institute for the Global Generation-IG3, 179 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 2:30-4:30pm, 31 July 2009.
“Book Review: Dependent Communities: Aid and Politics in Cambodia and East Timor (Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 2009) by Caroline Hughes” Contemporary Southeast Asia, Volume 31, Number 2, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, August 2009.
“Q&A with Sophal Ear: From refugee stories to international policies”, TEDBlog 9 July 2009.
Watch my 6-minute TEDTalk “Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge”, released 8 July 2009 on TED.com. I also gave a 3-minute TED Fellows Talk on “Reducing the Sweat from Cambodia’s Sweatshops” but I’m uncertain as to when (or if) it will go online. My presentation is available below.
“The Political Economy of Aid and Regime Legitimacy in Cambodia”, in Joakim Ojendal (University of Gothenburg) and Mona Lilja (University of Gothenburg), eds. Beyond Democracy in Cambodia: Political Reconstruction in a Post-Conflict Society, Series: Democracy in Asia | Volume: 12, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, July 2009, ISBN 978 87 7694 043 0. As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the chapter (the link above is to Google Books and does not include all pages). Read and listen to Ros Sothea’s 29 July 2009 report “New Book Hammers Judicial System” on Voice of America about the book.
“Topic 3: Governance, Fragility, and Failure: Implications for Livelihoods”, Getting Back to Work: Rebuilding Livelihoods in Post-Conflict Environments Workshop, Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, Casa Munras Hotel, Monterey, CA, 27 April 2009. A report for the workshop is available here. Read Kellie Arakawa’s 1 June 2009 article “Workshop Explores Bond Between Economic Recovery and International Stability” in NPS Public Affairs about the workshop.
“Sowing and Sewing Growth: The Political Economy of Rice and Garments in Cambodia”, SCID Working Paper 384, Stanford, CA: Stanford Center for International Development, April 2009.
“Cambodia’s Victim Zero: Global and National Responses to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza”, The Political Economy of Avian Influenza: SE Asia country study workshop, Lansdowne Place Hotel, Brighton, United Kingdom, 26-27 February 2009; also presented at the Western Political Science Association Meeting, Panel 16. 01 – At the Intersection of Policy Making and Administration, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, BC, Canada, 19 March 2009.
Published as Ear, S. (2009) Cambodia’s Victim Zero: Global and National Responses to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, STEPS Working Paper 16, Brighton: STEPS Centre (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex) an abridged version of which will be a book chapter by a similar title in a refereed edited volume by Ian Scoones (University of Sussex) to be published by Earthscan. Read Julia Day’s article “Avian Flu: Policy and Process of a Global Reponse” for IDS News citing my paper.
“Reducing the ‘sweat’ from Cambodia’s sweatshops”, TED Fellows Talk delivered at TED2009, Long Beach, CA, 3 February 2009.
“The Political Economy of Cambodia’s Growth: Rice and Garments”, Workshop on Cambodia’s Economic Transformation, Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 5-7 January 2009. This will result in a book chapter by a similar title as the talk in a refereed volume by Caroline Hughes (University of Murdoch) and Kheang Un (Northern Illinois University), eds. Cambodia’s Economic Transformation, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, forthcoming 2010 or 2011.
“Governance, Fragility, and Failure: Implications for Livelihoods”, Creating Jobs and Rebuilding Livelihoods Workshop, Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, Casa Munras Hotel, Monterey, CA, 27 October 2008. A report for the workshop is available here.
“Poultry Sector Vision for Cambodia: Production”, Workshop on Avian Influenza Research Activities in Cambodia sponsored by Food and Agriculture of the United Nations, Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 8, 9, and 10 October 2008.
“Cambodia’s Economy”, Briefing at (“Ambassadorial”) Conference on Cambodia for Ambassador Carol Rodley sponsored by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR) Bacon House, Washington, DC, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 15 September 2008.
“Justice, Forgiveness, and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal”, Lecture, sponsored by Religion, Politics and Globalization Program (RPGP) , International of International Studies, Human Rights Center, and Center for Southeast Asia Studies, 223 Moses Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 4 pm, 12 September 2008. Read Barry Bergman’s 18 September 2008 Berkeleyan article “Revisiting the human-rights horror in Cambodia” about my talk.
“Cambodia and Thailand’s Standoff Threatens Regional Stability” (with John Hall, Chapman University Law School), Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, California’s largest legal news provider, Forum, page 6, 31 July 2008. Reprinted in New American Media, Commentary, 1 August 2008.
“Managing Democracy: Cambodia’s Free Press Under Fire” (with John Hall, Chapman University Law School), International Herald Tribune, Op-Ed, and reprinted as “A Free Press in Cambodia Now More Critical Than Ever” in The Cambodia Daily, Opinion, 28 July 2008.
“Special Issue on Southeast Asian American Demographics: Response-Public Policy/Political Science”, Journal of Southeast Asian American Education & Advancement, Vol. 3, an official publication of the National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans (NAFEA), with support from the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas, San Antonio, June 2008, pp. 58-61.
“Southeast Asia: History, Politics, and Culture”, (with Michael Malley, Naval Postgraduate School) Regional Security Education Program in support of Pacific Partnership 2008, aboard the USNS Mercy, sailing from Guam to Cotabato (Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines), May 23-29, 2008.
“Book Review: International Democracy Assistance for Peacebuilding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) by Sorpong Peou & Dancing in Shadows (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) by Benny Widyono”, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 30, Issue 1, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, April 2008, pp. 140-143.
“Political Economy of HPAI in Cambodia: Research Proposal”, Avian Influenza: The Politics and Policy Processes of a Global Response, STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RE, United Kingdom, April 25, 2008. Read Julia Day’s 1 July 2008 article “Avian ‘flu: the politics and policy processes of a global response” in IDS News about the workshop.
“Cambodia: Fragile Hopes After the Killing Fields”, Justice and Human Rights in Cambodia Lecture, Whitley Auditorium, Elon University, Elon, NC, 7:30pm, April 1, 2008.
“Justice, Forgiveness, and the Khmer Rouge Trials”, From Auschwitz to Darfur: The Genocide Convention at Sixty, A Legal Symposium Marking the 60th Anniversary of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Chapman University School of Law, Center for Global Trade & Development, Orange, CA, March 13, 2008.
“Discussion Brief/Points on the Politics of Binding Constraints to Growth in Cambodia”, Workshop on the Political-Economy of Binding Constraints to Growth in Cambodia, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, February 25, 2008.
“From ‘Warship’ to ‘Peace Vessel’: Essex in Cambodia (26 Nov-2 Dec 07)”, United States Navy 2008 Stability and Security Conference, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Crystal City, VA, January 30-31, 2008. A report for the Conference is available here.
“Does Aid Dependence Worsen Governance?”, International Public Management Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2007, pp. 259-286, the refereed journal of the International Public Management Network, ISSN: 1559-3169 (electronic) 1096-7494 (paper). An earlier draft was presented in the Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California (October 25, 2006); the Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (November 21, 2006); the International Conference on Social Science Research, Vancouver, Canada (December 10-12, 2006); the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada (December 13, 2006), and the Department of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Syracuse University (February 1, 2007). As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the article. I won the June Pallot Award for best article from the editorial group of the International Public Management Journal published by the International Public Management Network. The honor is given for the best article the journal publishes in the area of public financial management, accounting and accountability. The journal established the award in 2005 to honor the late June Pallot, the journal’s associate editor.
“The Political Economy of Aid and Governance in Cambodia”, Asian Journal of Political Science, Volume 15, Issue 1, April 2007, pp. 68-96, a refereed journal of the Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, ISSN: 1750-7812 (electronic) 0218-5377 (paper). As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the article.
“Khmer Rouge”, “Kampuchea”, and “Pol Pot” Entries (with Susan Ear, UC Berkeley), World Fascism: A Historical Encyclopedia edited by Cyprian P. Blamires (University of Oxford), ABC-Clio, September 2006, ISBN: 1-57607-940-6. As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the entries (the link above is to Google Books and may not include all pages for my entries).
“Human Rights & Freedom of Expression Events: Learning from Experience”, Research Paper Presentation, Pact Cambodia, Phnom Penh, May 5, 2006. The complete paper, entitled “Change and Continuity in Cambodian Human Rights and Freedom of Expression: Learning from Experience” is available here [but be forewarned, it's a 279 page, 2.4 megabyte file].
The Political Economy of Aid, Governance, and Policy-Making: Cambodia in Global, National, and Sectoral Perspectives, [1.8 megabyte file] Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, filed April 19, 2006. The “official” University copy, with an abstract and 24 page preview (stored by ProQuest Information and Learning Company) is available for purchase here, but why pay money?
“Report of Visit to Nginn Karet Foundation for Cambodia: Banteay Srey Commune, Siem Reap Province” (with Chamnan Lim, United Nations Development Programme), NKFC Field Report, 28-29 January 2006.
“The Political Economy of Pro-Poor Livestock Policy in Cambodia”, Working Paper 26, Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, August 2005. A Policy Brief version of the paper (for those who don’t have time to read all 66 of its pages) was published at the same time and is available here. Those who have even less time can glance at the abstract!
“Governance and Economic Performance: Credibility, Political Will, and Reform”, Cambodian Economic Review, Cambodian Economic Association, May 2005, pp. 17-52.
“One Way Out”, (with Cam Youk Lim) [PDF Acrobat File] The New York Times, Section 6; Column 1; Magazine Desk; LIVES; Pg. 134, April 17, 2005. Reprinted as “Woman Returns to Phnom Penh After 30 Years” in The Cambodia Daily, April 19, 2005.
“Can Aid Both Help and Hinder Governance?”, Paper Presentation Seminar, Asian Development Bank Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, November 9, 2004.
“Towards Understanding Social Protection in Cambodia”, (with Sophal Chan), Cambodia Development Review, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Cambodia Development Resource Institute, October-December 2004, pp. 9-13. Presented at the 7th Socio-Cultural Research Congress on Cambodia, Royal University of Phnom Penh, 16 November 2004, and reprinted in Congress Proceedings. Full report commissioned by the World Bank was presented (with Sophal Chan) as “Cambodia: Expenditure Analysis and Stocktaking of Social Protection” at the Dialogue on Social Protection, Phnom Penh, July 19-20, 2004.
“Language As Freedom / My Language Is My Passport”, Survivor Stories, Documentation Center of Cambodia, 2004.
“Op-Ed Avoids Real Problem”, The Daily Californian, Letter to the Editor, Friday, September 26, 2003.
“A man with no enemies”, (with Dr. Peter Li) The Phnom Penh Post, Letter to the Editor, Issue 12/06, March 14-27, 2003.
“Cambodia” Entry, Encyclopedia of World Terrorism: 1996-2002, edited by Frank G. Shanty and Raymond Picquet, ISBN 1563248077, M.E. Sharpe, Inc. (Sharpe Reference), February 2003, Cloth ISBN: 978-1-56324-807-8. As I do not own the copyright, please e-mail me if you’d like a FREE copy of the entry.
“Analysis of the Results-Oriented Workshop on the Roles and Functions of International Advisors: Towards a Capacity Building Strategy and Action Plan for Timor-Leste” (with Toshi Nakamura), United Nations Development Programme, Dili, East Timor, December 11, 2002. Click here for the full report.
“How Does Spousal Education Matter? Some Evidence From Cambodia” (with Tomoki Fujii), Asian Development Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, August 2002, pp. 117-138, a refereed journal of the Asian Development Bank, ISSN: 0116-1105. Presented draft of the paper (with Tomoki Fujii) on August 23, 2002 at a special Research Forum session held at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute, Phnom Penh. An earlier draft was also presented as a poster, International Symposium: “Sustaining Food Security and Managing Natural Resources in Southeast Asia: Challenges for the 21st Century”. Organized by the University of Hohenheim, Chiang Mai University, and Kasetsart University (Thailand). Funded by the Eiselen Foundation (Germany). Royal Orchid Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 8-11, 2002.
“Human Development Report 2002: Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World”, United Nations Development Programme Global Launch, Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 24, 2002.
“Has More Aid Worsened Governance Since 1995? A Large-N Study of Six Quality of Governance Indicators”, M.A. Essay, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, May 6, 2002.
“Change and Continuity in the Political Economy of Cambodia: Before and After the Commune Elections”, presented at the quarterly meeting of Khmer United, a community-based organization. SeaPort Marina Hotel, Long Beach, California, April 27-28, 2002.
“Tobacco, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Status in Cambodia”, One-Page Research Prospectus and Presentation, presented at the “Tobacco Control Research Workshop”. Organized by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Felix Kwai River Resort Hotel, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, March 25-29, 2002.
Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing Opportunity: Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa [Contributed inputs and comments], The World Bank, Report No. 24560, January 1, 2002.
“Transparency Through Government Initiatives: From the ‘Washington Consensus’ to the African Experience” and “Role and Agenda of the Private Sector”, International Conference “Building a Coalition for Transparency”. Co-organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Center for Social Development (CSD). Sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF), and USAID through the Asia Foundation. Hotel Inter-Continental, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 22-23, 2001.
“Cambodia and the ‘Washington Consensus’ Revisited, Following the Twin Crises”, Asian Development Bank Seminar, ADB Headquarters, Manila, the Philippines, August 15, 2001.
“Cambodia and the ‘Washington Consensus’ Redux”, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Conference: “Southeast Asia in the Wake of the Crisis: Democratization, Nationalism and Responses to Globalization”. University of Wisconsin at Madison, June 22-23, 2001.
(translation from Khmer: “Romanticizing the Khmer Revolution” based on a chapter in my undergraduate honors thesis “The Khmer Rouge Canon”), The Truth, Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Issue 17, May 2001. Original English-Language Draft.
Morocco: Poverty Update [Contributed to Labor Markets with Guillermo Hakim], The World Bank, Report No. 21506-MOR, March 30, 2001.
“The World Bank and Cambodia: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know… But Were Afraid to Ask”, Cambodian Development Colloquium, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, September 23, 2000.
“Forestry Deja Vu”, [Letter to the Editor] Phnom Penh Post, Issue 9/11, May 26-June 8, 2000.
Cambodia: Poverty Assessment [Contributed to Post-Conflict and Rural Development], The World Bank, Report No. 19858-KH, November 22, 1999.
“UC Berkeley Will Lose Out”, The Daily Californian, Letter to the Editor, Thursday, November 4, 1999.
“Why Cambodia is No Basket Case”, Pacific News Service, January 29, 1999. Reprinted in JINN Magazine, Issue No. 5.02, 01/18/99-01/31/99. Reprinted by South Africa’s new media company, WOZA Internet (Pty) Ltd., February 1, 1999. Reprinted as “The Other Cambodia: Signs of Hope Remain Largely Overlooked” in AsianWeek, February 11, 1999.
“Cambodia and the Washington Consensus”, Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, refereed by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, Volume 11, Number 2, 1997, pp. 73-97. Reprinted as Chapter 22 in Peou, Sorpong, ed. Cambodia: Change and Continuity in Contemporary Politics, Ashgate Press, UK, 2001.
“How the Asian Crisis Will Impact Cambodia”, The CICP Newsletter, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Issue No. 23, January-February 1998. Based on an interview with Radio Free Asia in January 1998 that was broadcast February 3, 1998.
“A Currency Board for Cambodia”, Les Cahiers du Ceria, serie rouge, Center for Asian Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, no. 2, juillet 1997.
“Cambodia: Negotiating the Peace Accords”, Les Cahiers du Ceria, serie rouge, Center for Asian Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, no. 1, juin 1997.
“Editorial: Peace and Democracy at Risk in Cambodia”, Pacific Asia Review, Princeton University, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1997.
“Observation: Competition, Bargaining, Information, and Price Discrimination in Cambodia’s Psah”, The CICP Newsletter, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Issues No. 15 & 16, June-July 1996.
“Dollarization, Monetary Independence and Inflation”, The CICP Newsletter, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Issues No. 15 & 16, June-July 1996.
“The Internet Comes to Cambodia”, The CICP Newsletter, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, No. 14, May 1996.
“The Khmer Rouge Canon”, Khmer Conscience, Vol. IX, No. 1, Winter 1995.
“Excerpts: Cambodia’s Economic Development and History”, Khmer Conscience, Vol. IX, No. 1, Winter 1995.
“One Side of the Two-Sided Switch: Benedict Kiernan and the Khmer Rouge”, Khmer Conscience, Vol. IX, No. 1, Winter 1995.
Cambodia’s Economic Development in Historical Perspective, Ronald E. McNair Research Paper, UC Berkeley, August 1995, presented at the Ronald E. McNair Scholar Symposium at UC Berkeley, August 11, 1995.
“Cambodia’s Economic Development in Historical Perspective (1953-1970)”, Berkeley McNair Journal, UC Berkeley, Volume 3, Summer 1995, pp. 25-37.
The Khmer Rouge Canon 1975-1979: The Standard Total Academic View on Cambodia, Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Political Science, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley, May 1995. HTML File
Cambodia’s Economic Development and History: A Contribution to the Study of the Cambodian Economy, Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Economics, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, March 22, 1995.
“Book Review: Hung–Chao Tai, ed., Confucianism and Economic Development: An Oriental Alternative?” (Washington, D.C.: Washington Institute, 1989)” American Journal of Chinese Studies Vol. II, No. 1, April 1994.
“Are We Ready for Democracy?” Khmer Conscience, Vol. V, No. 1, Winter 1991. Reprinted in Nguoi Viet [Vietnamese People] Weekly, Vol. 13, No. 2101, May 23, 1991.
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