Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Motivations and Implications [Audio]
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April 2014: Harvard Horizons Symposium, featuring Heather Olins, a PhD candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, on "Life without Light: Microbes at Deep Sea Volcanoes" Harvard Horizons, an initiative at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to celebrate the ideas and innovations of PhD students at Harvard, selected 8 finalists as 2014 Horizon Scholars. Their talks were delivered at the Harvard Horizons Symposium in Sanders Theatre on April 22, 2014. Read about Harvard Horizons and
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A legendary expert in the evolution of early man, Richard Leakey, introduces a 15-year-old from 1.5 million years ago. (01:08)
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15.511 Financial Accounting (MIT)
This six-week summer course teaches basic concepts of corporate financial accounting and reporting. This information is widely used in making investment decisions, corporate and managerial performance assessment, and valuation of firms. Students perform economics-based analysis of accounting information from the viewpoint of the users of accounting information (especially senior managers) rather than the preparer (the accountant). This course is restricted to MIT Sloan Fellows in Innovation
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This prompt blocks you from performing those operations, sometimes for more than 5 minutes!

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For charitable organizations and initiatives, the Internet provides the opportunity to reach more people in more direct and personal ways. Are they grasping this opportunity? Following on the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, generous individuals around the world used their mobile phones to make more than $40 million in gifts to aid organisations. More than $1 billion in gifts came in the next four weeks, a large percentage of which was donated online. But the real stories of how digital tec
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The Louvre was designed to house a great art collection for the people of France. Was there a plan from the outset to build a canon of work where the relationships between artists, their origins, their schools and faiths could be traced across centuries? And how did architect I.M.Pei persuade President Mitterrand to allow a pyramid to be built at the Louvre? The album goes on to explore how architecture can reflect relationships between different traditions. Two great buildings, Palladio’s chu
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