Welcome to Santa Fe Council on International Relations
The team from the MASTERS Program thinks about an AWQ question...
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.
Guests from Georgia, as part of our International Visitor Leadership Program, visit Bandelier National Monument. June 2016.
A delegate from Sudan visits MOCHA

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. We promote an in-depth understanding of globalization–including the responsibilities of the global citizen–and US foreign policy through our talks and panels and lectures.

We welcome around 300 international visitors every year to northern New Mexico, plugging them into our community. Find out who’s coming to town right here!! We educate the next generation with global awareness and competencies.

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

Click here for our newest feature: podcasts. If you missed one of our speakers, or want to revisit some of their insights, these are a wonderful resource.

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Monday, September 18: Enforcing the Broken Border: Two Attorneys General in Conversation.

Tuesday, September 19: Great Decisions: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Friday, September 22: Young Professionals Global Pub Quiz at St. John’s College.

Tuesday, October 17: Great Decisions: A New Political Era in Latin America.

Friday, October 20: CIR’s Annual Gala with Amb. Nicholas Burns.

Tuesday, October 24: China Town Hall with Amb. Susan Rice (special live stream event). Full details TBD.

Monday, November 6: Soner Cagaptay, Turkey expert from the Washington Institute. Full details TBD.

Tuesday, November 7: Great Decisions: Nuclear Security.

Thursday, November 30: Martha Crenshaw, Terrorism expert from Stanford Unviersity. Full details TBD.

Tuesday, December 5: Andrea Stanton, Islam expert from Denver University. Full details TBD.

Tuesday, December 12: CIR’s Holiday Party!!! At the Zocalo Clubhouse, 5pm. Full details TBD.



Enforcing the Broken Border: Two Attorneys General in Conversation

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

CIR 2017 Gala

CIR 2017 Gala

CIR 2017 GALA with Ambassador Nicholas Burns We’re delighted to announce the keynote speaker for our Gala this year–Amb. Nicholas Burns, former United States Ambassador to Greece and NATO, and former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the State Department. Drawing upon his decades of experience at the State Department, he will offer thoughts… Continue Reading

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Back by popular demand: Great Decisions returns in 2017!
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