U.S. Department of State In

South Dakota

United States South Dakota

Partnerships

Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

  • 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/ 

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

  • 119 South Dakota residents hosted or supported 93 International Visitor Leadership Program participants who visited the state, volunteering a total of 1,850 hours of service. – More: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp 

Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

  • OES has assisted the Department of Energy (DOE), in securing commitments to the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility and associated Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (LBNF/DUNE) from CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), India, Italy, France, Poland, and the United Kingdom. DOE is planning infrastructure construction in coordination with the Department of State and is inviting foreign partners to participate in the construction of the LBNF/DUNE facility in Lead, South Dakota. – More: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/science/lbnf-dune/international-partnerships.html 
  • A researcher from South Dakota State University received a grant 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. – More: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Egypt/pga_156529 

Travel and Security

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Bureau of Diplomatic Security

  • Diplomatic Security Chicago Field Office serves South Dakota: 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/ 

Jobs and Economy

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

  • 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 $ 1.4 billion. Those exports supported approximately 17,373 South Dakotan jobs (2016) and foreign direct investment into South Dakota supports an additional 12,100 jobs (2016). – More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/sd.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 $291 million to the economy of the state of South Dakota for alfalfa – vital to the production of cattle for beef. – More: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag_Overview/stateOverview.php?state=south%20dakota 

Bureau of Global Talent Management

Education

Bureau of Global Talent Management

  • 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

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

  • University of South Dakota (USD) and Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (Peru) are developing new courses taught by USD faculty in Latin America and offered to smaller campuses in the South Dakota Board of Regents system. This partnership is 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. – More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/ 

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