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<br /> SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL ISSUE<br /> April 2009<br /> Volume 36 • Number 2<br /> IT’S A SMALL<br /> WORLD<br /> AFTER ALL<br /> Operations research<br /> applications and<br /> initiatives span<br /> a seemingly ever-<br /> shrinking globe<br /> INSIDE:<br /> • Maritime Optimization<br /> • Combinatorial Auctions<br /> • Refugee Resettlement<br /> • Soccer Scheduling<br /> • Hard Sell for Soft O.R.<br /> • African DevelopmentSPECIAL INTERNATIONAL ISSUE<br /> T<br /> April 2009<br /> -T,<br /> Js<br /> initiatives span<br /> a seeminr<br /> shrinking globe<br /> ??<br /> ??-\ r"<br /> jiBttfe<br /> 'Hi"<br /> n<br /> incinr.<br /> ??? Maritime Optimization<br /> ??? Combinatorial Auctions<br /> ??? Refugee Resettlement<br /> ??? Soccer Scheduling<br /> ??? Hard Sell for Soft O.R.<br /> ??? 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