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Partnerships

  • Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, and University of Notre Dame are part of the Diplomacy Lab network led by the Office of Global Partnerships. Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that enables the State Department to "course-source" research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at universities across the country. (Source: Office of Global Partnerships) More: http://diplomacylab.org/ 
  • The Department works with nine domestic non-governmental organizations, which place refugees with more than 325 affiliates in roughly 190 communities around the country. These local affiliates work closely with community partners, congregations, volunteers, and state and local officials to provide a successful start for refugees rebuilding their lives. Refugee communities have historically enhanced the economic dynamism and cultural vitality of our nation. Refugees contribute to the United States in numerous ways, including by starting businesses and joining the U.S. military. This program helps the world’s most vulnerable refugees find permanent homes, and it demonstrates the immense generosity of the American people. (Source: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/bureau-of-population-refugees-and-migration/ 
  • U.S. Embassy Tbilisi and Open World Program - Social Inclusion and Religious Tolerance sent five Georgian representatives of different religious communities visited Indiana on the Open World program on the theme of "Accountable Governance: Social Inclusion, Religious Tolerance, and Religious Pluralism." (Source: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs) More: https://www.openworld.gov/ 
  • The commercial and recreational fisheries of the Great Lakes employ thousands of Americans and generate billions of dollars in economic activity each year in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Through the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission (GLFC), established by a treaty concluded in the 1950s, the United States and Canada cooperate to coordinate research into these shared fisheries and develop measures to ensure their long-term sustainability. The GLFC also coordinates efforts to eradicate parasitic sea lamprey, an invasive species that entered the Great Lakes in the early 20th century and nearly decimated populations of Great Lakes trout, salmon, whitefish, and other fish. Through its sea lamprey control programs, funded by OES through the International Fisheries Commissions account, populations of sea lamprey are sharply down, and the fish stocks are rebuilding. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)
  • Researchers from Perdue University received funding from the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation program, which seeks to facilitate scientific cooperation between scientists in the two countries, thus benefiting U.S.-based researchers in selected areas. The researchers worked with their Pakistani counterparts to submit a joint project proposal that was merit reviewed by representatives from both countries and selected for funding. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/pakistan/index.htm 
  • Researchers from Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame received grants from the OES-supported U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for joint research projects with Israeli scientists. Selected through a peer-reviewed process, the BSF research funding advances our bilateral relationship and shared scientific priorities. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: http://www.bsf.org.il/ 
  • Researchers from Purdue University were awarded funds from the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum to conduct a workshop on the origin of the invisible sector. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: https://iusstf.org/ 
  • A researcher from Purdue University received grants from the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund for research projects with Egyptian scientists. Selected through a peer-reviewed process, the Joint Fund enables American scientists to conduct high impact research in the fields of agriculture, energy, health, and water and promotes U.S. – Egypt science and technology cooperation. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Egypt/pga_156529 
  • The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) worked with students at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis in Fall 2018 on a Diplomacy Lab project on the potential impacts of pollution on national security. Led by an environmental science professor, graduate and undergraduate students contributed to a literature review and conceptual model of how pollution impacts on health, ecosystems and economy may act as threat multipliers for mass migration and breakdowns in governance. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)
  • Under the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Speaker Program, David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University, engaged audiences in Vietnam on regional politics, including South China Sea issues. As a result of his successful meetings with influential leaders from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, laid the groundwork for longer-term collaborations that will likely impact the United States economically, e.g. potential academic exchanges with the University of Indiana. To date, plans are underway for a University of Indiana professor to assist the minister of education on developing a master plan for higher education in Vietnam. (Source: Bureau of International Information Programs)
  • The Department of State facilitates the Indiana National Guard State Partnership Program with Niger founded in 2017. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) More: http://www.nationalguard.mil/Leadership/Joint-Staff/J-5/International-Affairs-Division/State-Partnership-Program/ 
  • 294 Indiana residents hosted or supported 157 International Visitor Leadership Program participants who visited the state, volunteering a total of 5,333 hours of service. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp 
  • 63 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Indiana on one of the Young Leaders Initiatives. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://exchanges.state.gov/ 
  • Indiana hosted 6 faculty from universities in Pakistan and Afghanistan on a university partnership program administered by the State Department. The scholars were in residence on campuses up to a month taking courses, teaching seminars, drafting curriculum, and doing research. 12 American faculty completed the exchange by offering courses, seminars and mentoring in the partner institution abroad. The university partnership program supports the internationalization efforts of American universities and advances American influence, directly supporting the United States’ South Asia strategy. (Source: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs) More: https://ag.purdue.edu/ipia/Pages/Herat-University-Purdue-University-Partnership.aspx 

Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2018: 261,169. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) More: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/after/passport-statistics.html 
  • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 142. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) More: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/DefaultForm.aspx 
  • In Fiscal Year 2017, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 142 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Indiana. Intercountry adoption is one CA's highest priorities. CA's Office of Children’s Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process and works diligently to establish and maintain intercountry adoption as a viable option throughout the world. (Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs) More: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/Intercountry-Adoption/adopt_ref/adoption-statistics.html 
  • Diplomatic Security Chicago Field Office serves Indiana: Diplomatic Security has offices throughout the United States staffed with special agents and contract investigators, who conduct criminal, counterterrorism and background investigations. Agents assigned to field and resident offices assist in providing support to the protection of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and visiting foreign dignitaries. Liaison with federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel, local officials, and the private sector complements their major responsibilities. (Source: Bureau of Diplomatic Security) More: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/index.htm 

Jobs and Economy

  • Indiana hosted 4,138 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based Exchange Visitor Program. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://j1visa.state.gov/basics/facts-and-figures/ 
  • In FY17, Indiana-based companies received approval to export $296,370,887 worth of defense articles and services licensed by the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) More: https://www.state.gov/t/pm/ 
  • In January 2017, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana (TMMI) announced plans to invest $600 million into its Princeton operations, leading to 400 new jobs by the end of 2019. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) More: https://www.iedc.in.gov/news/details/2017/01/24/toyota 
  • In March 2018, Japan’s NTK Precision Axle Corporation announced it will invest over $100 million to build and equip a new 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Anderson, Indiana and create about 200 jobs. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) More: https://www.iedc.in.gov/news/details/2017/03/03/ntk 
  • In January 2017, Japan’s Toyota North America announced that it will add 400 new jobs at its plant in Princeton, investing $600 million to modernize and expand production. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) Japan-based automotive supplier Fukai Toyotetsu Indiana Corporation announced in June 2017, that it will invest $56.9 million to double its Jamestown facility, creating up to 103 new jobs by 2020. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) More: https://www.iedc.in.gov/news/details/2017/06/08/ftic 
  • In August, Japan-based, Kimura Group, a global manufacturer of alloy castings for the automotive and industrial sectors, announced plans for the establishment of its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Shelbyville, a $8 million investment that will support approximately 20 jobs. (Source: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs) More: https://iedc.in.gov/news/details/2017/08/02/kimura-foundry-america 
  • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) contributes to the economy of Indiana through contracts and federal grants that directly supported INL missions. (Source: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs) More: https://www.state.gov/j/inl/index.htm 
  • The Department of State, in partnership with agencies across the federal government, creates jobs for American workers by opening markets and eliminating trade barriers overseas and by attracting foreign direct investment to the United States. In 2018, goods exported totaled $39.3 billion. Those exports supported approximately 182,228 Indianans' jobs (2016) and foreign direct investment into Indiana supports an additional 193,000 jobs (2016). (Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs) More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/in.pdf 
  • The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs advocates in meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) for conservation of pollinators, which contribute $24 billion to the national economy and $161 million to the economy of the state of Indiana for alfalfa – vital to the production of cattle for beef and dairy – as well as tens of millions more for other agricultural products like tomatoes, melons, pumpkins, and others. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag_Overview/stateOverview.php?state=indiana&year=2017 
  • Information about Department career recruitment events in Indiana. (Source: Bureau of Human Resources) More: http://careers.state.gov/engage/events 
  • The Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Programs encourage applications from minority groups historically underrepresented in the U.S. Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Each fellowship provides financial assistance towards the completion of a two year master’s degree in a field related to the Foreign Service, academic funding, mentorship and two internships – one in the U.S. and the other abroad at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Fellows commit to a minimum of five years in the Foreign Service. Currently, there are 14 active participants from the state of Indiana. More: http://www.global.howard.edu/ralph-j-bunche/fellowship/ 

Education

  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Louis Fintor): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers or Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (Source: Bureau of Human Resources) More: http://careers.state.gov/connect/dir 
  • 70 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Indiana were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 137 international students received a Fulbright to study in Indiana. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright 
  • 65 students from Indiana received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, awarded to students of limited financial means. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program 
  • 29,994 international higher education students studied abroad in Indiana. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://educationusa.state.gov/ 
  • 678 exchange visitors from overseas visited Indiana and 1,026 Indiana residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://exchanges.state.gov/ 
  • Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, and University of Notre Dame are participating schools in the Diplomacy Lab partnership led by the Office of Global Partnerships. Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that enables the State Department to "course-source" research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the efforts of students and faculty experts at universities across the country. (Source: Office of Global Partnerships) More: http://diplomacylab.org/ 
  • A high school student from Indiana participated in the first-ever WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Gashora, Rwanda, which brought 30 American and 90 African girls together for a three week curriculum in computer science, robotics, leadership, and social enterprise during summer 2015. Part of the Let Girls Learn Initiative, the goal of WiSci is to empower young women with the knowledge and skillsets to be competitive with their male counterparts during a time of rapid, technological development, providing them with access to high-tech resources, like-minded peers, impactful business connections and inspiring mentors. (Source: Office of Global Partnerships)
  • The Friends of Fulbright Commission, launched the Friends of Fulbright Undergraduate Student Exchange Program. This Public-Private Partnership sent 50 undergraduate students to study in the U.S. for six weeks in 2016. Another 145 students traveled in 2017, and there were 289 students in the 2018 cohort. Twenty-two students in the 2017-2018 cohort studied at Indiana University. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: https://ar.usembassy.gov/education-culture/programs/friends-of-fulbright/ 
  • In September 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, invited twenty (20) representatives from Argentina to take part in the “Higher Education Visitors Programs – Accessibility and Women’s Sports in U.S. Universities,” a 10-day program aimed at creating opportunities for cooperation between institutions of higher learning from the two countries and at exposing the participants to best practices in the United States. The participants engaged in an initial program in Washington, DC, followed by split programming in Indianapolis, IN and Pittsburgh, PA focusing on their individual specialties – women’s sports and accessibility, respectively. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: http://www.meridian.org/project/accessibility-and-womens-sports-in-us-universities/ 
  • The U.S. Fulbright Commission awarded scholarships to 30 Peruvians to travel to the United States to participate in different programs at 24 U.S. universities. One Peruvian began a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant program teaching Quechua at University of Notre Dame in 2018. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: http://www.fulbright.pe/ 
  • Ball State University, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Sudeste Minas Gerais (Brazil), and Iracambi Rainforest Research Center (Brazil) partnered to have students alternate between living and studying at the IFSEMG campus, while carrying out practical internships at the Iracambi Rainforest Research Center. These exchanges were part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a program designed to foster greater study abroad opportunities across the hemisphere for students in the United States and in Latin America. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • Purdue University and Universidad del Norte (Colombia) created internship and research study abroad opportunities for university students from underprivileged students. These exchanges were part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a program designed to foster greater study abroad opportunities across the hemisphere for students in the United States and in Latin America. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • Purdue University and Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) will partner to strengthen the services and opportunities offered to incoming U.S. students and increase their number of bilateral agreements by 200%. These exchanges were part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a program designed to foster greater study abroad opportunities across the hemisphere for students in the United States and in Latin America. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 
  • Marian University and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil created a new, interdisciplinary study abroad for Marian University students who wanted to study material relating to Women’s Rights and Women’s empowerment in the Western Hemisphere. These exchanges were part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, the dynamic public/private sector collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, Embassies, NGOs, companies, and foundations that inspires U.S. universities and colleges in the United States to team up with higher education institutions in the rest of the Western Hemisphere region. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 

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