Chris Horng
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What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Business, Communication, Development, Innovation
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I am currently an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine interested in international business and new media. I hope to gain a broader perspective on affairs occurring outside the US.

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Living with Differences: Making Ends Meet

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

In this scene we see an elderly man hard at work, chopping bamboos in order to sell. The bamboos are his only source of income so it is essential that he chops with precision and care. Bamboo is an enormously popular delicacy in Taiwan so the market for these foods is healthy. The elderly man is living in peace in a thriving, bustling arena, ignoring his active…

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Living with Differences: Paying Tribute

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

In this scene, we see members of a family burning joss paper, also known as ghost money, for the occasion of the veneration of the deceased during a special occasion. According to Chinese tradition, joss paper is burned to ensure that the spirit of the deceased has lots of good things in the afterlife. We see the numerous high-rise buildings in the background…

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Living with Differences: Temple City

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

In this photograph, we see the distinct juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. In the foreground we see a tradition-rich Chinese temple, seemingly lost in a group of overgrown trees. In the background we see the city of Changhua represented by the cluster of buildings. This stark contrast seen this photograph reminds all of us of the shrinkage of natural space…

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Book Review: Northern Ireland’s Ghosts, Living in Plain Sight

Even though much of the fighting in Northern Ireland has subsided, how has the lack of true reconciliation in the region influenced its society? This book review of Patrick Radden Keefe's "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" was originally published by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and is reposted with kind permission.

Prioritizing the Linkages Between Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Child Marriage

"Child marriage is both a cause and consequence of the other societal ills outlined in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals," writes human rights attorney Megan E. Corrado. This connection is especially stark in states like Afghanistan, which face instability due to conflict. What can governments and civil society do to help children in need? What are some grassroots approaches?

AI & Human Rights: The Practical & Philosophical Dimensions, with Mathias Risse

Mathias Risse, director of Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, discusses the many connections between artificial intelligence and human rights. From practical applications in the criminal justice system to unanswered philosophical questions about the nature of consciousness, how should we talk about the ethics of this ever-changing technology?

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