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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 Susan Jay with Sandy Berry at our Annual Gala 2016
CIR's ED Sandy addresses the gathered celebrants at our Annual Gala 2016
CIR Board VP George Callahan listens to Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.) 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 have just updated our mission. We connect New Mexico and the world by engaging and educating people to become responsible global citizens.

For CIR, “global citizen” captures the layer of identity we all bear that is inherently global—as members of a global economy, globalizing society, globalizing cultures, and so on. The more we explore and understand this concept, the more responsible we can be as stewards of the planet and of wider human society. Above all, global citizens want to live in a world of gender equality, sustainable economic growth, human rights, environmental stewardship, peaceful conflict resolution, and religious and cultural diversity.

Of course we will, as we have for 51 years now, continue to promote an in-depth understanding of globalization and international issues, while also welcoming international visitors to northern New Mexico. CIR offers lectures by distinguished diplomats and scholars, foreign affairs discussions, travel opportunities, and renewed educational activities for students (such as our Global Citizen Passport Program). Our efforts stimulate dialogue and educate members, students, and the community about crucial globalization and foreign affairs issues–and shows them ways in which they can act to make a difference.

PS: Want to travel to Cuba??? Join us in March 2017: click here for all the exciting details.


The Global Citizen and Human Rights Day

The Global Citizen and Human Rights Day

Students of all ages are invited to join us on December 10, 2016 to commemorate Human Rights Day. Though it has now been 68 years since all members of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we must still stand up for our rights and our freedoms. Come and join us as we stand together… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

The Old City of Al Madinah: A Photographer's Studio & Open Museum
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In this second exclusive event, we are partnering with the American Society of Media Photographers in profiling Alofi's work at Tipton Hall, on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
2016 Holiday Cheer returns to Zocalo Clubhouse!
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Drop by and enjoy lots of holiday cheer with your friends in the CIR!
An Empathic Globe? The Future of International Aid
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The Global Citizen and Human Rights Day
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