<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.

Dr. Emile Nakhleh to speak about ISIS

When:April 11, 2015

From:03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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Topic: ISIS and the Aftermath of the Arab Spring:  Threats and ChallengesEmile Nakhleh photo

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Speaker: Dr. Emile Nakhleh, retired Senior Intelligence Service Officer (SIS-3), Research Professor and Coordinator of national security programs at UNM, a National Intelligence Council/IC Associate, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
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Location: 
Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the Forum, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
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Cost: $15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members & Guests*
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*Qualified students with appropriate I.D. are welcome to attend this event for free.
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As Washington and the West look beyond today’s air campaign over Syria and Iraq, U.S. and European policymakers should realize that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, is more than a bunch of jihadists roaming the desert and terrorizing and killing innocent civilians. It is a radical ideology, a vision, a well-financed enterprise, a sophisticated social media operation, and an army of 30,000 plus with functioning command and control.  Read the rest of this entry »

Italian Dinner at Osteria followed by movie: Baarìa

When:April 28, 2015

From:05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Italian Dinner and Film: BaarìaBAAria film poster

Location: Osteria d’Assisi, 58 South Federal Place in Santa Fe

Cost: $35 includes dinner (provided by Osteria) and film: Baarìa; $15 film only

Happy Hour/Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m. Dinner served: 5:30 p.m. Movie Begins: 6:30 p.m. (Film is 160 minutes.) Post-screening discussion led by CIR board member, Rob Reider
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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – please reserve by Friday, April 24.
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Discussion to follow the movie, facilitated by CIR Board Member, Rob Reider.

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World Affairs Discussion addresses the Democratic Paradox in Mexico

When:May 8, 2015

From:05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Presenter:  Roderic Ai CampCamp Recent Official Photo (00655261xB76D6)

Topic:  The Democratic Paradox in Mexico: Increasing Governability and Declining Trust in Democratic Institutions

Location:  Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail

Cost: $15 CIR Members and $20 Nonmembers & Guests

Professor Camp’s presentation will examine the failures and accomplishments of Enrique Peña Nieto during his first two and a half years in office.  He believes the most significant political achievement of PRI to date is the Pacto por Mexico and would argue that it has the potential for being the most influential political outcome since the 2000 election. Read the rest of this entry »

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