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CIR's 2019 Annual Policy Simulation at Santa Fe Prep. February 2019.
Jason Rezaian from The Washington Post spoke about his 544 day imprisonment in Iran at Journalism under Fire. December, 2018
Panel on Challenges for Indigenous Journalism at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
Ambassador Michael McFaul with local students at CIR's 2018 Annual Gala.
Political cartoons at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
Jenni Monet and Dr. Courtney Radsch speaking on "Justice for Journalists under Fire" at Journalism under Fire. December 2018
Students discuss policy options during CIR's Annual Policy Simulation in April 2017.
CIR's 2019 Annual Policy Simulation at Capital High School. February 2019.
Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber leading a moment of silence for slain journalists at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
UNM student interviewing Amb. Michael McFaul at CIR's 2018 Annual Gala. November 2018.
CIR High School Fellow taking the stage at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
The winning team (ASK Academy of Rio Rancho) of the 2018 Academic WorldQuest competition.
Olga Yurkova, the creator of Stopfake.org, discussing Russian disinformation efforts in Ukraine at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
CIR High School Fellow speaking at Journalism under Fire. December, 2018
Our ED, Sandy, presenting at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.

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, this year we will welcome over 400 international visitors to northern New Mexico. 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.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

August 22, 2019:  CIR Member Summer Gathering – Citizen Exchange Circle with visitors from Europe and Wine Reception. All details here

September 12, 2019: Prisoner: Jason Rezaian’s 544 Days Imprisoned in Iran. All details here.

September 24 – December 10, 2019: The Amb. Vicki Huddleston Lectures. All details here.

October 29, 2019: Reconciliation, the Arts, and Foreign Policy, with Rebecca Black. All details here.

November 14-15, 2019: Journalism under Fire returns! This year we ask, “how is technology shaping the truth?” All details here.

CIR in the news

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

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

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

News

Journalism under Fire: 2019

Journalism under Fire: 2019

Our second annual Journalism under Fire conference will take place 14-15 November. This year, we’ll ask, “How is technology shaping the truth?” and we’ll look at social media and fake news; artificial intelligence (like deep fakes); and digital forensics. With speakers from the New York Times and Washington Post, and 26 international journalists here through the U.S. Department of State. Continue Reading

Podcasts!

Podcasts!

CIR proudly presents its newest multimedia feature: podcasts. Below find all our episodes, with many more to come! We will interview all future speakers at CIR, and present these here. Note that there is a link for each podcast below that will take you directly to the episode. Alternatively–so that you never miss another episode!–open… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Citizen Exchange Circle and Summer Gathering
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As we'll have 16 Europeans in town discussing the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Identities, we'll convene instead at the fantastic Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary -- first for a Citizen Exchange Circle where we'll hear from the visitors, and then for wine and appetizers in the new David Jay Henderson Pavillon.
Prisoner: Jason Rezaian's 544 Days Imprisoned in Iran
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Join us for a discussion by Jason Rezaian, who will offer his thoughts on U.S.-Iran relations and discuss his book, Prisoner.
The Amb. Huddleston Lectures
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Amb. Vicki Huddleston, a member of the CIR Board of Directors, will offer a four-part lecture series over the fall. Join us! She’s a fantastic story-teller who will weave history, politics, and her own personal experiences in exploring the Indian Ocean and the African continent on four distinct but connected topics.
CIR 2019 Annual Gala with Ambassador Christopher Hill
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The Santa Fe Council on International Relations is pleased to present its 2019 Annual Gala with Ambassador Christopher Hill.
Reconciliation, the Arts, and Foreign Policy
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Why is reconciliation so important in today's foreign policy? How do the arts serve as an additional tool in rebuilding communities torn apart by conflict? Explore this emerging theme in the world of peacebuilding and peacemaking, using examples from Afghanistan, Mali, Cambodia, and other developing countries.