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Sophia Vahanvaty

Sophia Vahanvaty

Sophia Vahanvaty is a freshman at Stanford University and an intern at American Purpose.

Articles

“We Had No Idea The Government Would Open Fire”

“We Had No Idea The Government Would Open Fire”

On the anniversary of Tiananmen, Sophia Vahanvaty and Jeffrey Gedmin interview pro-democracy advocate, scholar, and former political prisoner Jianli Yang on China’s long and bloody road to democracy.

Jianli Yang, Sophia Vahanvaty, Jeffrey Gedmin
Tireless in Baku
Short Take

Tireless in Baku

She’s been harassed and arrested, spending in one case a year and a half in prison. American Purpose’s Sophia Vahanvaty speaks with investigative corruption reporter Khadija Ismayilova.

Khadija Ismayilova, Sophia Vahanvaty
Half-Hearted Patriotism

Half-Hearted Patriotism

Three members of Gen Z explain why their generation struggles to be proud of America.

Emma Cordover, Sophia Vahanvaty, Robert Bork III