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.
– More: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp
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.
– More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/bureau-of-population-refugees-and-migration/
In Fiscal Year 2017, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 32 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Nebraska. 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.
– More: https://travel.state.gov/content/adoptionsabroad/en/about-us/statistics.html
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Diplomatic Security Chicago Field Office serves Nebraska: 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.
– More: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-management/bureau-of-diplomatic-security/
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).
– More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/ne.pdf
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
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.
– 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.
– 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.
– More: https://www.iusstf.org/
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.
Bureau of Human Resources
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.
– More: http://careers.state.gov/connect/dir
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
19 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Nebraska were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 38 international students received a Fulbright to study in Nebraska.
– More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright
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.
– More: https://exchanges.state.gov/
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
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.
– More: https://ar.usembassy.gov/education-culture/programs/friends-of-fulbright/