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Sen. Peter Wirth, CIR's ED Sandy Campbell, and keynote speaker Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.) at our Annual Gala 2016
Click the picture to listen to Adm. Stavridis' fascinating talk on 21st Century Security. Some CIR members called it the best CIR talk they'd ever seen!
Singer Tara Khozein entertains during the cocktail reception at our Annual Gala 2016
CIR's ED Sandy addresses the gathered celebrants at our Annual Gala 2016
Guests from Georgia, as part of our International Visitor Leadership Program, visit Bandelier National Monument.
CIR welcomed a delegation from Belarus, here to learn about resources for social entrepreneurs. The group engaged their counterparts from local businesses and nonprofits, including Bioneers, Meow Wolf Center, SF Business Incubator, and officials from the NM Department of Economic Development. 


We at the Santa Fe Council on International Relations connect New Mexico and the world by engaging and educating people to become responsible global citizens. For CIR, “global citizen” captures many ideas, but above all, a global citizen promotes a world of gender equality, sustainable economic growth, human rights, environmental stewardship, peaceful conflict resolution, and religious and cultural diversity.

We promote an in-depth understanding of globalization and US foreign policy through our talks and panels and lectures.

We welcome over 250 international visitors every year to northern New Mexico, plugging them into our community.

We educate the next generation with global awareness and competencies.

We connect ideas with action, through a membership of 500 former ambassadors, foreign service officers, executives, and folks looking for expertise and insight into these complex times.


Upcoming Events

Sig Hecker: Nuclear North Korea and Lessons for the Iran Deal
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Sig Hecker, Stanford University Research Professor and Director Emeritus, Los Alamos National Laboratory, will provide a status report on the state of Nuclear North Korea and how this situation may offer important lessons for the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Valerie Plame, former CIA operations officer, will provide introductory remarks and interview Dr. Hecker after his talk.
Young Professionals: Global Pub Quiz!
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Join us on at the Skylight Lounge 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 against our very special guests: nine visiting Argentinian professionals—all leaders in higher education. The stakes very clearly have global implications.
Turmoil in Turkey: A Journalist's Story
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In this age of fake news, what lessons can we learn from Turkey, where a 2016 coup encouraged the government to crack down on all opposition media? Join us to hear the story of a Turkish journalist now living in exile in the United States, and a Turkey author and civil rights leader from Texas.
Back by popular demand: Great Decisions returns in 2017!
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The Great Decisions program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for a monthly discussion group at the CIR office.