<center>CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!</center>

CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!</center>

CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!</center>

CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

Upcoming Programs and Events

Below is a listing of upcoming CIR programs and events. Click on the Programs/Events tab to the left for more detail on each of the items below, for future events or for Community (non-CIR) Events.

Book Club explores Development of Political Systems

When:March 3, 2015

From:05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

March 2015 Book Selection:Political Order and Political Decay

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
by  Francis Fukuyama

For our next selection we will read a new book about the development of political systems from the industrial revolution up to the present. Dr. Fukuyama is regarded as a leader and noted author on issues in development and international politics. Read the rest of this entry »

Workshop on Turkey introduces Sixth Teacher Tour in 2015

When:March 7, 2015

From:08:30 AM - 02:30 PM

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A workshop including an authentic Turkish lunch and an introduction to the Turkish Cultural Foundation Study Tour for Teachers

Location: Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Room, 6401 Richards Ave.
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Cost: $18 General Admission (includes lunch – see menu inside post)

This specialized menu takes longer to prepare.  Please RSVP as soon as possible, preferably  by Monday, March 2:  982-4931, online: sfcir.org or email:  sfcir@newmexico.com

The Council on International Relations (CIR) is pleased to announce that it has been accepted for a sixth year in a row to participate in the 2015 Study Tour of Turkey.

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Terrific Tuesdays program begins with Breaking News Today

When:March 10, 2015

From:11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

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Breaking News Today

Facilitated discussion of current global events with participant input.
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Facilitated by CIR Board Member:  Rob Reider Read the rest of this entry »

Spring 2015 International Lecture Series examines Africa in the 21st Century

When:March 14, 2015

From:02:45 PM - 05:00 PM

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Spring 2015 International Lecture Series – Africa in the 21st Century

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The three lectures of the series are:

Lecture #1:
Ambassador  Robert P. Jackson – The United States’ Africa Policy
Saturday, 14 February, 3:00 p.m. at The Forum – Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

Lecture #2:
Ambassador David Shinn – China in Africa
Saturday, 14 March, 3:00 p.m. at The Forum – Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

Lecture #3:
Ambassador John Campbell – African Economics and Politics in the 21st Century
Friday, 27 March, 5:00 p.m. Location:  Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail Read the rest of this entry »

International Lecture Series #2: Ambassador Shinn to speak on China in Africa

When:March 14, 2015

From:03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Speaker: Ambassador David Shinn
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Cost: $15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members & Guests
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Location: The Forum – Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

 

The People’s Republic of China once limited its involvement in African affairs to building showy stadiums plus an occasional railroad or port, supporting African liberation movements, and proclaiming socialist solidarity with the downtrodden of the continent. Now Chinese diplomats and Chinese companies, both state-owned and private, along with legions of Chinese workers, have spread throughout Africa. Ambassador Shinn and China scholar Joshua Eisenman have recently co-authored a book, China and Africa: A Century of Engagement, that presents a comprehensive view of the relationship between this powerful Asian nation and the countries of Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Great Decisions discussion program meets every third Tuesday

When:March 17, 2015

From:11:30 AM - 02:30 PM

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FPA blue logoProvided by Foreign Policy Association

Meets every third Tuesday of the month, beginning March 17.  Eight monthly sessions (March through October).

Format: half hour video, facilitator presentation.  Q&A participant discussion.  BYO lunch, light snacks and beverages provided.
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Facilitated by CIR Board Member:  Rob Reider

Cost: $50 CIR Members; $70 Non-members & Guests (includes eight sessions).  Registration fee includes 2015 Edition of Great Decisions participant magazine (a $22 value).
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Location: CIR Office Conference Room, 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D. Read the rest of this entry »

George Friedman Lecture on Europe’s Future followed by Reception and Book Signing with the Speaker

When:March 19, 2015

From:05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

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CIR 50th Anniversary Special Event – SAVE THE DATE!

George Friedman Lecture, Cocktail Reception and Book Signing at Hotel Santa Fe

Lecture begins at 5:00 p.m. followed by Cocktail Reception with cash bar 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and book signing.

Topic:  Europe’s Future 

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Speaker:  George Friedman, Founder, CEO, and Chief Intelligence Officer of STRATFOR, a Global Intelligence Corporation

Friedman will be signing his new book, Flashpoints – The Emerging Crisis in Europethat will be available for purchase during the reception for $28.95*.  Books may be ordered in advance below for delivery at the event on March 19.

*Special thanks to Collected Works for their generous support of this fundraising event.  Priority will be given to those who purchase the book at the event from CIR/Collected Works.

Location:  Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Cost: $35 CIR Members; $50 Non-members & Guests (hors d’oeuvres will be served with complimentary beverages; cash bar available)

There are three questions about Europe that must be asked.  First, why was it Europe rather than some other region at some other time that created the first global system and its magnificent culture?  Second, how was it possible that Europe destroyed itself in 31 years of extraordinary barbarism?  Third, has the thirty-one years initiated a new epoch of European exceptionalism in which both empire and horror have been banished?   Read the rest of this entry »

Italian Lunch and Film: The Great Beauty (Lunch provided by Osteria)

When:March 24, 2015

From:11:30 AM - 02:30 PM

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Location: Santa Fe Council on International Relations
413 Grant Avenue, Suite D

Cost: $20 includes lunch (provided by Osteria) and film: The Great Beauty

Discussion to follow the movie, facilitated by CIR Board Member, Rob Reider.

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International Lecture Series #3: Ambassador Campbell examines African Economics and Politics in the 21st Century

When:March 27, 2015

From:05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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Speaker: Ambassador John Campbell, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and currently the Ralph Bunche Scholar in the Africa Program at the Council on Foreign Relations
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Cost: $15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members & Guests
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Location: Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail

John Campbell is the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

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