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

Friday, October 5th: Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist Don Bartletti on the Roads Most Travelled – following Central American migrants over 38 years and 1200 miles of border fence. Click here for tickets and details.

Tuesday, October 9th: Secretary Condoleezza Rice in a live webstream in our conference room. 3:30-5:00pm, $7. Introduction by Brian Goldbeck. Tickets available at the door.

Thursday, October 25th: Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist Martha Mendoza on Seafood from Slaves. All details TBD.

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.


Journalism under Fire

Journalism under Fire

Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations in December to explore the essential connections between journalism and democracy – between truth and power. In concert with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), and various regional and local partners, the Journalism Under Fire media summit will offer up world-class speakers, journalists, and case studies exploring press freedoms and the turbulent dynamics of today’s media – from the global to the local, from cyberspace to campus newsrooms. Alongside cutting-edge intellectual dialogue will be photojournalist exhibits, political cartoons (and cartoonists), workshops, advocacy campaigns, virtual reality games, music, film, and food. With the incomparable Santa Fe as backdrop, Journalism Under Fire will bring together some extraordinary thought – and action – leaders. Continue Reading



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

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist on The Roads Most Traveled
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CIR is proud to partner with the the New Mexico Humanities Council to present Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist Don Bartletti, here in Santa Fe to share his experiences - and his brilliant photographs - documenting human migration.
From Secretary Rice to Secretary Pompeo: A Live Webstream
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Join the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for a conversation on China featuring Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice via webcast, plus in-person discussions with China specialists at 80+ venues.
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.