We connect New Mexico and the world by engaging and inspiring global citizens through dialogue, education, and cross-cultural exchange. 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. We envision a community in which New Mexicans, through cross-cultural exchange, engagement, and education, act as global citizens, applying a firm knowledge of global economics, politics, cultures, and leaders for the betterment of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the United States, and the globe.

Through our partnership with the U.S. State Department, we welcomed over 400 international visitors to northern New Mexico in 2019. 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.


CIR’s Executive Director, Sandy Campbell, will be leaving CIR in mid-August to assume a new position at a nonprofit in his home city of Taos. Details are in this press release.

We are sad to see Sandy go but are very grateful for his bold and creative leadership over the past five years and look forward with enthusiasm to a great future for CIR.

We are very lucky that Jim Falk, former CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and a former member of the CIR Board, has agreed to take over as interim Executive Director as we begin a search for our new permanent Executive Director. Interested candidates are encouraged to check back at this site soon for application details.

CIR is looking for volunteers interested in speaking for our High School and College Education programs! If interested, please complete this form.

Read CIR’s 2020-22 Strategic Plan

It goes without saying that 2020 was a year unlike any other. For the complete story, read our 2020 Annual Report!!!!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

NEW DATE TBD – The Russia Disruption 5: Kremlin’s Suppression of Dissent All details here.

CIR in the news

April 18, 2021: The world in your living room, courtesy of the digital age in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

April 10, 2021: Former FBI Director Comey to speak at Santa Fe Forum in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

November 7, 2020: How does journalism cover crisis? in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

March 6, 2020: In Santa Fe, Susan Rice criticizes Trump’s ‘me-first foreign policy’

February 23, 2020: Former national security adviser Rice to speak in Santa Fe

January 18, 2020: Former acting CIA Director to speak in Santa Fe

November 15, 2019: Former Mueller chief of staff speaks in Santa Fe

November 13, 2019: Journalism under Fire conference examines how technology shapes facts

November 9, 2019: Technology shapes the truth — but how?

June 8, 2019: Panel discusses trade war’s effects on New Mexico the Albuquerque Journal covered our Regional Briefing Luncheon: Shifting Winds of Trade.

March 9, 2019: EU diplomat stresses safety, equality at Women’s Day in Santa Fe.

March 8, 2019: A Quest for Knowledge on our Academic WorldQuest competition.


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