Welcome to Santa Fe Council on International Relations

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, we welcomed over 400 international visitors to northern New Mexico in 2019. 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.

Take a trip down Memory Lane and read our 2019 Annual Report!!!!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

CIR’s Live Stream Channel.
Join CIR every Thursday at 10am for a fascinating conversation on this rapidly changing world… All details and speakers here.


Thursday, August 13, 2020: The Story of the U.S.S. Nevada: Once Unsinkable, Now Found. All details here.

Thursday, August 20, 2020: Rule of Law Panel #4: Rebuilding the Shattered Rule of Law Foundation to Survive Future Earthquakes. All details here.

Thursday, August 27, 2020: Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa and Doug Wise. All details here.

Thursday, September 3, 2020: New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. All details here.

Thursday, September 10, 2020: Stephen Pyne on Earth Under Fire: Creating a Pyrocene.All details here.

TRAVEL WITH CIR TO TUSCANY – September 5-14, 2020. All details here.

November 18-20, 2020: Journalism under Fire. All details TBD.

CIR in the news

March 6, 2020: In Santa Fe, Susan Rice criticizes Trump’s ‘me-first foreign policy’

February 23, 2020: Former national security adviser Rice to speak in Santa Fe

January 18, 2020: Former acting CIA Director to speak in Santa Fe

November 15, 2019: Former Mueller chief of staff speaks in Santa Fe

November 13, 2019: Journalism under Fire conference examines how technology shapes facts

November 9, 2019: Technology shapes the truth — but how?

June 8, 2019: Panel discusses trade war’s effects on New Mexico the Albuquerque Journal covered our Regional Briefing Luncheon: Shifting Winds of Trade.

March 9, 2019: EU diplomat stresses safety, equality at Women’s Day in Santa Fe.

March 8, 2019: A Quest for Knowledge on our Academic WorldQuest competition.


Upcoming Events

2020 Live Streams
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In this Brave New World, CIR is proud to announce a regular series of live stream events. Over the next two months, we'll bring you a steady diet of extraordinary local, national, and global speakers covering issues that go far beyond the novel coronavirus... While the virus is of course radically reshaping the world, we still see the rise of authoritarianism, the devastating effects of climate change, the continued repression of journalists, and we know that we cannot lose our focus on all these forces. And, just as importantly, we want to offer our community an opportunity to interact with these speakers -- with ourselves -- through dynamic Q&A sessions.