We connect New Mexico and the world by engaging, educating, and inspiring people as responsible global citizens. We promote an in-depth understanding of globalization — including the responsibilities of the global citizen — and U.S. foreign policy through our community education and high school/college education programs.
Through our partnership with the U.S. State Department, this year we will welcome over 400 international visitors to northern New Mexico. We connect ideas with action, with a membership of former ambassadors, foreign service officers, executives, and an engaged public seeking insight into these complex times.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
September 24 – December 10, 2019: The Amb. Vicki Huddleston Lectures. All details here.
October 29, 2019: Reconciliation, the Arts, and Foreign Policy, with Rebecca Black. All details here.
November 14-15, 2019: Journalism under Fire returns! This year we ask, “how is technology shaping the truth?” All details here.
December 3, 2019: Benedicte Valentiner speaks about her many years as Chatelaine of Blair House. All details here.
December 12, 2019: CIR’s Holiday Party. Contact Susan to RSVP – 505-982-4931.
January 30, 2020: former Acting Director of the CIA, Michael Morell. All details here.
February 20, 2020: former US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes, David Scheffer. All details here.
CIR in the news
March 8: A Quest for Knowledge on our Academic WorldQuest competition.
June 8: Panel discusses trade war’s effects on New Mexico the Albuquerque Journal covered our Regional Briefing Luncheon: Shifting Winds of Trade.