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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Garden State” of New Jersey, from its relocation to Trenton in 1797 to its partnerships and collaborations today.

The State Department has its own history in New Jersey. From August to November in 1797, 1798, and 1799, Secretary of State Timothy Pickering moved the State Department to Trenton, New Jersey, because of recurring epidemics of yellow fever. For each move, the Department’s furniture, books, and papers were shipped and carted to Trenton. …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Granite State” of New Hampshire by employing its residents and supporting its educational institutions.

But first, it should be noted that New Hampshire has an illustrious place in U.S. diplomatic history. The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905. The negotiations took place in August in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and were brokered in part by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Silver State” of Nevada through law enforcement cooperation, exchange programs, and military partnerships.

First, the State Department works with Nevada law enforcement to provide training to foreign police. Since 2011, the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has partnered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) through a Memorandum of Understanding to provide training to foreign police. This partnership was particularly active in 2018, when LVMPD returned to the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Gaborone and conducted a Community Oriented Policing (COP) course for 70 mid-level police leaders providing the tools and methods necessary to operationalize the COP concept. LVMPD conducted training for the Republic of Vietnam National Police, providing instruction to enhance their abilities to investigate specialized crimes, such as child sexual assault, homicide, and domestic violence. Also in 2018, the LVMPD provided domestic violence training for judges, prosecutors, and supervisory police officers at ILEAs in Gaborone and Budapest. Finally, in what proved to be an exceptional year for this program, the LVMPD conducted an assessment in Indonesia to determine the capacity of the Indonesian National Police to investigate internet crimes against children and will assist with subsequent training and assistance. Not only did Nevadans contribute to peace and security efforts in Europe, Asia, and Africa, but LVMPD officers had the opportunity to interact in an international environment, build knowledge, and develop relationships that will likely benefit their local community. …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Cornhusker State” of Nebraska through international exchange programs, university partnerships, and defense cooperation.

First, the State Department impacts Nebraska through its support and facilitation of international academic exchange programs. From 2012–2016, 137 Brazilian students attended the University of Nebraska in Kearney, Lincoln, and Omaha through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This program, which was funded by the Brazilian government and the private sector, sent 101,446 Brazilian university students in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — to study and conduct research abroad. The United States was a priority destination, having received 31.5% of these scholarship recipients. The program significantly contributed to the strengthening of U.S. …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts “Big Sky Country” in the state of Montana through economic engagement, public-private partnerships, adoption support, and exchange programs.

First, the State Department, in partnership with agencies across the federal government, creates jobs for American workers by opening markets and eliminating trade barriers overseas, as well as by attracting foreign direct investment to the United States. In 2018, Montana exported $1.6 billion in goods, and as of 2016, Montana goods exports supported approximately 13,079 jobs. …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Show-Me” state of Missouri through public-private partnerships, military cooperation, and grant programs.

First, as part of the Diplomacy Lab network, the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs partnered with Missouri University of Science and Technology. Led by the State Department’s 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. Partner schools like Missouri University of Science and Technology conduct research around Department-selected topics, and over the course of a semester, professors guide students in developing a final work product that accomplishes the goals outlined by the Department. Missouri University of Science and Technology students worked on a series of projects to examine the efficacy of awareness raising materials from around the world related to anti-microbial resistance. Diplomacy Lab underscores the Department’s commitment to engage with the American people in the work of the State Department, and the need to broaden the Department’s research base in response to increasingly complex and evolving global challenges. …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Magnolia State” of Mississippi through environmental partnerships, military training, and job creation.

First, the State Department impacts Mississippi on environmental issues through the EcoPartnerships program. EcoPartnerships between the United States and China harness the energy and ingenuity in both countries to conduct innovative projects. There are 38 current and graduated EcoPartnerships involving approximately 15 provinces and municipalities in China and 20 states in the U.S., including Mississippi. The graduated U.S.-China …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “North Star State” of Minnesota through law enforcement partnerships, health initiatives, exchange programs, and support for intercountry adoptions.

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the United States. With State Department support and funding, police agencies in Minnesota have developed partnerships with the Somali Police Force, sending Minnesotan officers to Mogadishu and hosting Somali Police Force leadership in the Twin Cities. Public safety organizations across Minnesota donated more than two tons of equipment valued in excess of $100,000, as well as two ambulances and a fire truck, towards life-saving work in Mogadishu. At the same time, this partnership has also strengthened the Minneapolis police department’s outreach to Somali-Americans, giving Minnesotan officers the credibility they need to speak with the Somali-American community on security issues. The initiative has improved community policing efforts, and enhanced their ability to build community resilience against radicalization. …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Wolverine State” of Michigan by supporting veterans, promoting the economic activity of commercial and recreational Great Lakes fisheries, and through educational exchange programs.

First, the State Department impacts Michigan by supporting its veterans. General Motors, headquartered in Detroit, partnered with the State Department to help launch the Veterans Innovation Fellowship (VIP), a program managed by the State Department’s Office of Global Partnerships and the Bureau of Human Resources. VIP offers U.S. citizen veterans of the American armed forces a one-year paid fellowship to gain experience by working in a U.S. government international affairs agency. The fellowship supports veterans’ transitions to diplomacy and development careers, and gives U.S. …


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On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Bay State” of Massachusetts through innovation and entrepreneurship programs, university partnerships, and law enforcement cooperation.

First, the State Department impacts Massachusetts through the Global Innovation through Science and Technology, or GIST, initiative, which empowers young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing to develop startup solutions that address economic and development challenges. The GIST initiative is based upon one simple idea: when you provide young men and women with the skills they need to be successful entrepreneurs, they will gain confidence and be more likely to take the risks needed to turn their ideas into new ventures. The State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs awarded a grant to Hadley, Massachusetts-based VentureWell for GIST programs. …

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