Welcome to Santa Fe Council on International Relations
CIR Board President Herb Thomas welcomes CIR's new Executive Director, Sandy Campbell.
CIR's new ED, Sandy Campbell, and Board President, Herbert Thomas, present to Global Youth Santa Fe. June 17, 2016.
CIR Board Member Art McHaffie presents to Global Youth Santa Fe. June 17, 2016.
Retired Admiral James Stavridis will give the keynote speech at CIR's Annual Gala, August 27, 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. 
International Visitors at The Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, Abiquiu, New Mexico.


The Santa Fe Council on International Relations promotes an in-depth understanding of international issues and welcomes international visitors to northern New Mexico. CIR offers lectures by distinguished diplomats and scholars, foreign affairs discussions, travel opportunities, and various educational activities for students, including the Academic WorldQuest competition. Our efforts stimulate dialogue and educate members, students, and the community about crucial globalization and foreign affairs issues. Our activities always emphasize the social element.

Join us on August 27th for our Annual Gala.

Our keynote speaker for the event will be Admiral James Stavridis (USN) Ret., Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and formerly NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Watch his TED talk here, read an interview in the Santa Fe New Mexican (published August 23rd), and come join us on the 27th! You can find event details here, and listen to Adm. Stavridis discuss his talk in a phone interview with Sandy below:


International Lecture Series – Fall 2016

International Lecture Series – Fall 2016

CIR is proud to announce our lecture series for Fall 2016. Entitled “Troubled Waters: Competition and Cooperation in the South China,” the three-lecture series will feature Amb. Michael H. Armacost, PhD (on October 8th); Dr. Christopher P. Twomey (on October 15); and Amb. Karl Eikenberry (on October 29). While the topics for each lecture are not finalized as yet, they… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Great Decisions continues in 2016
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Great Decisions is a monthly discussion meeting designed by the Foreign Policy Association. Each session includes a half hour video on a specific topic followed by facilitator presentation and participant discussion. There are eight sessions (April through November).
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CIR Gala 2016 welcomes Admiral James Stavridis
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Join CIR Citizen Diplomats for the Annual CIR Benefit Gala 2016 featuring a cocktail reception, elegant dinner and timely discussion with distinguished guest speaker, Admiral James Stavridis that will address Twenty-First Century Challenges and Opportunities
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Interactive Seminar on Modern India
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Martha and Ray Wallace will offer an interactive seminar on modern India entitled "Current Issues in Modern India: Politics, Economics, and International Relations."
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Ambassador Hof to address Middle East challenges for the new president
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The next President of the United States will inevitably spend quality time dealing with a growing international crisis rooted in the Middle East. Ambassador Frederic Hof of the Atlantic Council will discuss how the future president might mitigate this crisis and contribute to the growth of effective, legitimate governance in the region.