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Partnerships

  • The Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of State-Defense Integration has one Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) position assigned to U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) based out of Offutt Air Force Base. POLADs are U.S. diplomats that serve typically two-year tours at U.S. military commands and provide foreign policy advice to senior military leadership. (Source: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs) More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-political-military-affairs/ 
  • 165 Nebraska residents hosted or supported 44 International Visitor Leadership Program participants who visited the state, volunteering a total of 2,831 hours of service. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp 
  • 72 emerging leaders studied or participated in a fellowship in Nebraska on one of the Young Leaders Initiatives. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp 
  • Nebraska maintains university partnerships in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. 10 foreign faculty visited the Nebraska campus. American faculty offered courses, seminars, curriculum development and mentoring in the partner institutions 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://www.unomaha.edu/news/2017/11/grant-will-fund-uno-effort-to-improve-business-education-in-afghanistan.php 
  • 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/ 

Travel and Security

Jobs and Economy

  • In FY17, Nebraska-based companies received approval to export $67,561,490 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/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-arms-control-and-international-security-affairs/bureau-of-political-military-affairs/ 
  • Nebraska hosted 1,294 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/ 
  • 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 $7.9 billion. Those exports supported approximately 62,670 Nebraskan jobs (2016) and foreign direct investment into Nebraska supports an additional 32,100 jobs (2016). (Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs) More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/ne.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 $302 million to the economy of the state of Nebraska for alfalfa – vital to the production of cattle for beef and dairy – and another $109 million for potatoes. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag_Overview/stateOverview.php?state=nebraska&year=2017 
  • A researcher from the University of Nebraska received a grant from the OES-supported U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for a joint research project with an Israeli scientist. 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/ 
  • A researcher from the University of Nebraska was awarded funds from the India-US Science and Technology Forum for a workshop related to cooperation between the United States and India on sustainable resource use. (Source: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) More: https://www.iusstf.org/ 
  • Information about Department career recruitment events in Nebraska. (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 3 active participants from the state of Nebraska.

Education

  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Kristin Stewart): 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 
  • 19 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Nebraska were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 38 international students received a Fulbright to study in Nebraska. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright 
  • 41 students from Nebraska 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 
  • 6,091 international higher education students studied abroad in Nebraska. (Source: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) More: https://educationusa.state.gov/ 
  • 252 exchange visitors from overseas visited Nebraska and 169 Nebraska 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/ 
  • In 2015, U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, along with the binational U.S.-Argentina Fulbright Commission, launched the Friends of Fulbright Undergraduate Student Exchange Program. This Public-Private Partnership sent 50 undergraduate students to study in the United States for six weeks in 2016. Another 145 students traveled in 2017, and there were 289 students in the 2018 cohort. Twenty students in the 2017-2018 cohort studied at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. (Source: Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs) More: https://ar.usembassy.gov/education-culture/programs/friends-of-fulbright/ 

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