Global Pub Quiz – Round Three

Join us on Friday, September 22nd from 6 – 9:30 pm at St. Johns College for a compelling evening of trivia and networking. Think you’re smart in that global kind of way? Come prove it against each other and with a group of 12 visiting members of parliament and legislative staffers from around Western Europe. The stakes have global implications! Continue Reading

Enforcing the Broken Border: Two Attorneys General in Conversation

Join us on Monday, September 18th for an intimate conversation between two former Attorneys General, describing their work in enforcing the border against the Mexican drug cartels. Terry Goddard (AZ) will talk about his work in, among other things, stopping the flow of laundered drug money into the U.S.; Gary King (NM) will discuss his work in training Mexican prosecutors to litigate the cartels. Continue Reading

Chinese Buffet and Film: Last Train Home

Every spring, China’s 130 million migrant workers travel back to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This exodus is the world’s largest human migration. Working over several years, director Lixin Fan traveled with one couple who has embarked on these annual treks for almost two decades. Join CIR members and friends for this screening of Last Train Home, which won Best Documentary Feature at the 2009 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The evening will begin with another fabulous Chinese feast prepared by Lulu’s Chinese Cuisine. Continue Reading

An Ambassador Roundtable: The State of the State Department

Join us on August 10th for lunch and a panel discussion at Estancia Primera Clubhouse to hear Amb. Vicki Huddleston, Amb. Mark Asquino and Amb. Pat Hawkins (and one other–still awaiting full confirmation) explore and assess the current situation at the State Department, and the leadership of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Continue Reading