Welcome to Santa Fe Council on International Relations
The team from the MASTERS Program thinks about an AWQ question...
A delegate from Sudan visits MOCHA
Students discuss during the Middle East Symposium in April 2017.
Guests from Georgia, as part of our International Visitor Leadership Program, visit Bandelier National Monument. June 2016.
A delegation from Belarus learns about social entrepreneurship from local businesses and nonprofits.
The winning team from Las Cruces contemplates their AWQ answer.
Students discuss during March 2017's Academic WorldQuest.


We connect New Mexico and the world by engaging and educating people to become 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 425 international visitors to northern New Mexico. We connect ideas with action, through a membership of former ambassadors, foreign service officers, executives, and an engaged public seeking insight into these complex times.

We are the World Affairs Councils of America Council of the Month for September, 2018. We’re thrilled by the honor!


Calendar of Upcoming Events


Great Decisions – Now Enrolling. The next session is January 30.

February 4th-8th, 2019: CIR is thrilled to announce that PNM, NM’s only NYSE-listed corporation, will sponsor our third annual policy simulation.

February 7, 2019: Book signing with Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, in conversation with Mary-Charlotte Domandi. All details here.

March 6th, 2019: This year’s Academic WorldQuest competition will be held at the Santa Fe Community College.

Thanks to the Santa Fe New Mexican for this coverage of the Journalism Under Fire 2018 conference in early December. They documented a few of the highlights of their VIP reception for the visiting journalists and speakers in a fantastic full page photo gallery.


World Culture Seminars

World Culture Seminars

Join CIR for something wholly different! Beginning in October, we’re thrilled to bring noted story-teller and traveller Steve Horowitz to CIR to offer us four different windows into world culture. Steve gave a lecture on Iran here several months ago – and we’ve not heard our conference room full of such laughter!! It was easily one of the top-rated programs we’ve ever put on. Continue Reading

Global Climate Change Policy Seminars

Global Climate Change Policy Seminars

Join CIR for something new and exciting beginning in October – a three-part seminar series on climate change. Each will be 1.5 hours long, held in CIR’s conference room; each will feature a detailed discussion of international climate change policy. All seminars will begin with a 45-minute presentation from noted World Bank economist, lecturer, and speaker Dan Morrow. Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

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The most violent places in the world today are not at war. They are buckling under a maelstrom of gangs, organized crime, political conflict, and state brutality. More people have died in Mexico in recent years than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Such devastating violence can feel hopeless. Yet multiple places once suffused with bloodshed have since recovered. Join the author in discussion.