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 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.

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Upcoming Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 30: Martha Crenshaw, Terrorism expert from Stanford University. Click here for tickets and more details.

Tuesday, December 5: Andrea Stanton, Islam expert from Denver University. Click here for tickets and more details.

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

Thursday, December 14: Braden Allenby, speaking on the Future of WarClick here for tickets and more details.

 

News

Peace Corps Presentation: Reconciling Privilege

Peace Corps Presentation: Reconciling Privilege

Currently serving as a Peace Corps Guatemala Volunteer (’15-18), Elaina Vermeulen joins CIR to talk all about her experience as a PCV. In particular, she will share her deepening understanding of global inequities and her corresponding processes of reconciling with privilege during PCV service. Continue Reading

The Collapse of the Caliphate

The Collapse of the Caliphate

Join us on Thursday, November 30th to hear Stanford professor and terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw offer some key thoughts and insights on what comes now, with the apparent collapse of the ISIS caliphate. Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Peace Corps Presentation: Reconciling Privilege
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Currently serving as a Peace Corps Guatemala Volunteer ('15-18), Elaina Vermeulen joins CIR to talk all about her experience as a PCV. In particular, she will share her deepening understanding of global inequities and her corresponding processes of reconciling with privilege during PCV service.
The Collapse of the Caliphate
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Join us on Thursday, November 30th to hear Stanford professor and terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw offer some key thoughts and insights on what comes now, with the apparent collapse of the ISIS caliphate.
Andrea Stanton: Islam and Human Rights
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Join us in the lead up to Human Rights Day (December 10th) on Tuesday, December 5th for a fascinating talk about some of the current human rights dynamics and dilemmas in the Islamic world.
The Future of War
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The future will see a continuation of the evolution of war towards civilizational conflict. War will be fought across many different domains (conventional military; financial, media and entertainment; infrastructure at all scales; consumer products and services); will involve both new players, such as environmental groups, and the return of old players, such as state religions; and will reflect rapid evolution of powerful and unpredictable technology systems, such as AI and autonomous systems, and social media