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!


Upcoming Calendar of Events

WE ARE HIRING!!! We are currently seeking a new Program Officer, International Visitors. Read more here.

Tuesday, October 23rd: the first of three seminars on Global Climate Change Policy with lauded economist and lecturer Dan Morrow. Click here for tickets and details.

Thursday, October 25th: Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist Martha Mendoza on Seafood from Slaves. Click here for tickets and details.

Thursday, November 1st: Our Annual Gala with Amb. Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia. Click here for tickets and all details.

5-7 December: Journalism under Fire, CIR’s media extravaganza. Click here for tickets and details. Headliners to be announced in September – but the lineup is otherwise set.

CIR is thrilled to announce that PNM, NM’s only NYSE-listed corporation, will sponsor our third annual policy simulation for a second year in a row.


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

Martha Mendoza: Seafood from Slaves
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Join CIR for a special presentation from decorated investigative journalist, Martha Mendoza. She'll take the CIR stage to tell us all about her groundbreaking work investigating slavery in the Thai seafood sector -- seafood that often ends up on our shelves or in our petfood. Over the course of 18 months, Martha and a team of Associated Press journalists located men held in cages, tracked ships and stalked refrigerated trucks to expose the abusive practices of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia.
2018 Annual Gala
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Join CIR members and guests for an elegant autumn evening at La Fonda on the Plaza featuring keynote speaker, Amb. Michael McFaul, who served as the United States Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014.