U.S. Embassy Tbilisi and Open World Program - Parliament Members sent five Members of Parliament of Georgia visited Mississippi on the Open World program, where they were introduced to the work of local government and its interaction with the U.S. federal government.
– More: https://www.openworld.gov
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
The U.S.-China EcoPartnership between the Mississippi River Basin and the Yangtze River Basin promotes fisheries monitoring, habitats conservation, sustainable fisheries policy, and integrated river basin management.
– More: http://ecopartnerships.lbl.gov/
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Researchers from the University of Southern Mississippi 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.
– More: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/pakistan/index.html
A researcher from the University of Mississippi 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
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://2017-2021.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 50 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Mississippi. 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 Miami Field Office serves Mississippi: 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://2017-2021.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 $11.8 billion. Those exports supported approximately 51,113 Mississippian jobs (2016) and foreign direct investment into Mississippi supports an additional 37,900 jobs (2016).
– More: https://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/statereports/states/ms.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 $465 million to the economy of the state of Mississippi for cotton and another $114 million for sweet potatoes.
– More: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag_Overview/stateOverview.php?state=mississippi&year=2017
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 Mississippi.
– More: http://www.global.howard.edu/ralph-j-bunche/fellowship/
Bureau of Global Talent Management
Diplomat-in-Residence (Tanya Anderson): 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
Four Scholars, Students and Teachers from Mississippi were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 15 international students received a Fulbright to study in Mississippi.
– More: https://eca.state.gov/fulbright
64 exchange visitors from overseas visited Mississippi and 35 Mississippi residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs.
– More: https://exchanges.state.gov/
Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua II (Mexico) with Mississippi State University (US) are creating a program to equip low-income students with cultural literacy with the assistance of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. Goals of the program include competing in the globalized workforce, engaging students to participate in learning experiences that closely connect their English/Spanish knowledge to the field of engineering on an international scale, and allowing ITC II to formally establish an International Programs Office in order to develop strong, lasting, bilateral relationships.
– More: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/
Mississippi State University (MSU) carried out a program entitled “U.S.-Chile Bilateral Workshop on Building Capacity for Student Exchange in Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.” The workshop was part of a U.S. Embassy public diplomacy grant to increase academic and professional exchanges between the United States and Chile. The four-day workshop brought together faculty experts from six U.S. universities and seven Chilean universities. Program is not ongoing.
– More: https://www.international.msstate.edu/news/articles/2017/09/us-chile-bilateral-workshop-entrepreneurship/