Thursday, July 23, 2015

Job Posting: Opportunity at Deloitte for Recent Graduates (German, Spanish, or Portuguese speakers)

Global Employer Services ‑ Mobility Human Resources Senior Consultant

As companies grow and become more global in scope, employment issues become more complex. Among the most serious challenges organizations face today is compliance with multifaceted tax laws and labor regulations. The Global Employer Services (GES) practice of Deloitte Tax LLP offers well-rounded plans and development strategies that can help clients transform their global mobility programs in a tax- and cost-efficient manner.

Mobility HR is part of our GES practice. Mobility HR practitioners provide global mobility program management and consulting services to multinational clients on issues that arise when sending employees on international assignments. Consulting services include assignment policy development and redesign, service delivery model design, and mobility operations optimization. Program management services include a variety of responsibilities surrounding the daily administration of a Global Mobility Program, including assignment letter development, assignment cost analysis, assignee orientations, coordination of relocation, immigration and cultural training, securing Certificates of Coverage, international payroll reconciliation, taxable payment reporting, tax gross-ups, invoice/expense processing and calculation of international assignment balance sheets.

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking experienced Mobility HR Professionals. Qualified candidates will possess three or more years of experience in global mobility management, human resources, or a related field. The candidate should be knowledgeable about current global HR trends, policies, and legislation, including understanding the implications for the client organization and their employees. Candidates must be familiar with large, complex environments and/or matrix structures and be able to work efficiently and with a sense of urgency.

Key Responsibilities
Day to day program administration activities based on identified client organization scope of services
Ability to calculate, implement and communicate assignment-related compensation and benefits, such as international balance sheet design
Assist in ongoing assignment payroll administration and reconciliation across multiple jurisdictions
Design and maintain process documentation for our client's global mobility programs
Direct involvement with international relocation coordination, securing Certificates of Coverage, and taxable payment collection and reporting, tax-gross up, and invoice processing
Develop and maintain relationships with the local population of assignees
Coordinate international relocations for client assignee populations
Global compensation data collection and analysis, including maintaining compensation and tax tracking systems
Contact for client's Mobility, Payroll, Finance teams, and global offices
Maintain appropriate procedures with regard to record-keeping and reporting functions for the assignee population including: information about compensation, benefits, costs, expenses, immigration, etc.
Design and prepare management reports to support the ongoing administration of the mobility program

Strong commitment to client service
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Solid work ethic and self starter
Strong analytical and numerical skills
Good personal organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills required to team effectively with various levels and departments of the organization
Ability to motivate and inspire outstanding performance among the reporting staff
Solid understanding of Microsoft Office and experience with utilizing technology systems that maintain demographic and financial/payroll compensation data
Proven ability to deliver a quality product and adhere to tight turnaround times

A Bachelor's Degree is required, with a Masters or equivalent preferred. Degree in Human Resources, International Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics is a plus. Appropriate industry accreditation (GPHR, GMS, CPP, or GRP) must be completed or in process. Ability to speak multiple languages is also a plus.

3 or more years of general tax experience, with at least 2 years in expatriate and foreign national tax compliance, tax equalization policy implementation/consulting, and management of international assignee populations of multi-national clients.
Candidate should be familiar with the individual income tax issues and tax law including foreign national and expatriate issues, foreign tax compliance and the tax equalization process.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related field .
Licensed CPA, Attorney or Enrolled Agent designation preferred.

Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organizations in the United States, specializing in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services with clients in more than 20 industries. We provide powerful business solutions to some of the world’s most well-known and respected companies, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100.

At Deloitte, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. Our commitment to individual choice lets you customize aspects of your career path, your educational opportunities and your benefits. And our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business and your clients’ will be heard.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Grant: Fulbright Schuman Program-Study, Research or Lecture

Deadline: August 3, 2015 and October 14, 2015


Fulbright Belgium: Academic Exchanges Between the United States of America, Belgium, and Luxembourg

Upper €29,000EUR
The award includes:
- A monthly stipend of € 2,000 for Students - € 3,000 for Scholars
- An allowance of € 2,000 for travel and relocation costs
- Sickness and accident insurance

The maximum grant to any one candidate is set at € 20,000 for Students and € 29,000 for Scholars.
Grants are for six to nine months with a minimum period of three months in each EU member state.

Applicant Type

Graduate Student
New Faculty/New Investigator
Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional

Citizenship or Residency
United States

Activity location
European Union (EU)

Awards are available to American students and professionals, including professionals in training - decision-makers, policy-makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia, and public administration - whowish to study, research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions. The results of eligible projects must be relevant to at least two EU member states.

Candidates must arrange their own placement at an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution, or independent research center. Project proposals including only one city or university program with significant ties to European Union institutions and studies will be considered.

Recipients will participate in a one-week "EU Seminar" in Brussels and Luxembourg with other American grantees in Europe.

The Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.

Awards are available to American students and professionals, including professionals in training. For candidates without a PhD, preference is given to those who will complete one academic year. Preference will be given to applicants with two years of relevant professional or academic experience beyond the Bachelor's degree who plan to carry out their project in at least two EU member states.

Current officials of European Community institutions are not eligible to apply.

No candidate may receive Fulbright Schuman funding in concurrence with other EC funding (i.e. Marie Curie) for the same activity.

Job Posting: Academy Scholars Program at Harvard

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Harvard University
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA)
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

AmountUpper $134,000USD Lower $62,000USD
Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approvedresearch purposes.

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.

Applicant Type
Graduate Student
New Faculty/New Investigator

Citizenship or Residency

Activity location

The program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language,history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparableprofessional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and bewell along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.

Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.

Funding: Travel Funding for Aug. 12 Teacher Workshop

Travel Funding Available:
Migration and Multiculturalism in Europe
A Teacher Workshop on the EU and its Eastern Neighbors
For Middle School, High School and Community College Educators
Aug. 12, 2015
Thomson Hall 317, University of Washington, Seattle

We are pleased to announce that limited travel funding is available from the Ellison Center for those coming from east of the Cascades, southwestern Washington, and outside of the state - to attend the Aug. 12, 2015 Teacher Workshop on the EU and its Eastern Neighbors.

To request a travel stipend, please fill out this application.

For more details and to register for the workshop, please visit:

Val Petrova
Ellison Center Outreach Coordinator

This Teacher Workshop is sponsored by: the Center for West European Studies, the European Union Center of Excellence, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and the Center for Global Studies
Hosted by: Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Internship: EU Policy Internship

Deadline: July 22, 2015

EuRIC is offering a six month paid internship with a possibility for a longer term contract.

About EuRIC
The European Recycling Industries Confederation (EuRIC) AISBL is a newly constituted Brussels-based association, gathering national associations present in 18 EU and EFTA
countries, which represent the interests at EU level of companies collecting, processing, recycling and trading a variety of materials.

EuRIC is offering a six month internship opportunity, starting preferably on 1st September 2015, with a possibility for a longer term contract.

Assist in the monitoring and reporting of EU policy and regulatory developments of interest for the recycling sector
Support EuRIC communication activities (website, social media, organisation of events)
Attend meetings and draft minutes
Once familiar with the various issues dealt with, assist drafting position papers
Perform small administrative tasks (less than 25% of the time).


Highly motivated candidate with an entrepreneurial mindset
Ability to prioritise work, deal with a variety of topics with strict deadlines and progressively work independently
Strong inter-personal skills
Proven computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Fluent in English and German (spoken and written)
Any additional language is an asset.
University degree in EU affairs (economics, law or political sciences) or material sciences
A prior experience in an EU institution would be a plus.

They offer
The opportunity to work in a multicultural environmental on dynamic subject matters linked to recycling
A competitive allowance for an internship with a possibility for a longer term contract.

Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

Please send your CV and motivation letter (1 page each maximum) by no later than 22 July 2015 to Mr. Emmanuel KATRAKIS, Secretary General:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

CFP: Soccer as a Global Phenomenon

Deadline: September 1, 2015
Weatherhead Initiative on Global History
Harvard University
April 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2016

Soccer is the most global of games and one of the most vigorous engines of the process commonly known, celebrated, or feared as globalization. Beyond its immense popularity, soccer now enjoys tremendous success as a global industry with many interlocking parts in an intricate architecture of organizations that represent clubs, nations, regions, and continents. Just as the game once took shape in the context of the reconfiguration of social life in industrializing societies, the industrialization of soccer itself accompanies profound changes in the disciplines of labor and leisure during the New Media Age with its unprecedented power to penetrate distant corners and private spaces via digital links. Yet, the game still derives much of its vitality from passions rooted in a sense of place and of community.

The organizing theme of the conference is precisely this tension or modes of accommodation between the globalizing impulse and the tenacious appeal of local attachments, past and present. We are interested in exploring different dimensions of that theme while sparking a conversation about the relevance of a study of soccer and of sports for a deeper critical understanding of global history and of globalization.

We are seeking proposals from scholars at all stages of their academic career, including graduate students, who wish to present their original research on a variety of topics dealing with social, political, or economic aspects of different ecosystems of the world of soccer –including modest clubs and lesser known leagues as well as global icons and organizations like FIFA— or with the evolution of “the beautiful game” itself. We are particularly interested in forging a global discussion of these topics, and therefore especially welcome contributions from outside North America and Europe.

Submission guidelines:

Please submit a single doc or pdf file including an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief CV to with the subject line “Soccer2016.” We recommend including a header with your name on every page of your submission.

Paper Proposals are due September 1st, 2015. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified in October 2015. If accepted, you will be asked for a draft paper by March 1st. We hope to cover all (economy class) travel costs, accommodation and meals, pending the availability of funds.

Conference Conveners:

Francesco Erspamer, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature; Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi KoƧ Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of History; Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Grant: U.S. Mission to the European Union Funding Opportunity

Deadline: July 10, 2015

The U.S. Mission to the European Union (USEU) Public Affairs Section is soliciting proposals for projects aimed at increasing understanding of U.S. foreign policy and economic priorities; supporting U.S. goals ofadvancing economic growth in both regions and worldwide; and furthering U.S.-EU understanding and cooperation on our shared cultural, political and economic values, particularly democracy, rule of law, and human rights. Applicants should be legally recognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, or academic institutions that comply with U.S. and EU requirements and have a proven track record of developing and implementing programs in the EU environment.

Projects will bring U.S. experts to Brussels and/or EU Member States (depending on the topic) for public engagement though conferences, seminars, and workshops, as well as social media and traditional media engagements. Projects will focus on priority policy areas as identified by USEU and the partner organization. Awardees will be responsible for speaker recruitment and project development, with input from USEU on key themes and potential target of opportunity speakers.

Sponsor: United States Department of State (DOS), Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

Amount: Upper $60,000 USD Lower $10,000 USD

Fund permitting, USEU will award three to six grants or cooperative agreements for projects, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000. Projects are to be carried out between September 2015 and December 2016. Applications for renewals of existing USEU grants and cooperative agreements will be allowed. 

Applicant Type: Academic Institution, Nonprofit

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include U.S. or international non-profit organizations.