Welcome to Santa Fe Council on International Relations
CIR's 2019 Annual Policy Simulation at Santa Fe Prep. February 2019.
Jason Rezaian from The Washington Post spoke about his 544 day imprisonment in Iran at Journalism under Fire. December, 2018
Panel on Challenges for Indigenous Journalism at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
Ambassador Michael McFaul with local students at CIR's 2018 Annual Gala.
Political cartoons at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
Jenni Monet and Dr. Courtney Radsch speaking on "Justice for Journalists under Fire" at Journalism under Fire. December 2018
Students discuss policy options during CIR's Annual Policy Simulation in April 2017.
CIR's 2019 Annual Policy Simulation at Capital High School. February 2019.
Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber leading a moment of silence for slain journalists at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
UNM student interviewing Amb. Michael McFaul at CIR's 2018 Annual Gala. November 2018.
CIR High School Fellow taking the stage at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
The winning team (ASK Academy of Rio Rancho) of the 2018 Academic WorldQuest competition.
Olga Yurkova, the creator of Stopfake.org, discussing Russian disinformation efforts in Ukraine at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
CIR High School Fellow speaking at Journalism under Fire. December, 2018
Our ED, Sandy, presenting at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.

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.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

April 26th, 2019: Former DEA agent Mike Vigil on The Trial of El Chapo Guzman. Tickets and details here.

April 30th, 2019: Lunch and Learn with Positive Energy Solar. Ask your every question about solar power!! A free lunch event, details here.

May 1st, 2019: Great Decisions. The State of the State Department and Diplomacy. Amb. Mark Asquino will present.

May 2nd, 2019: Terence Ward on The Wahhabi Code: How Saudis Spread Extremism Globally. Tickets and details here.

May 6th, 2019: Don Hinsman on The State of the Global Climate. Tickets and details here.

May 23rd, 2019: Dean Cheng on US-China Relations: The Three Nots. Why Asia is not Europe. Why China is not the Soviet Union. And why this not your father’s PLA. Tickets and details here.


Two recent pieces in the Santa Fe New Mexican:

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

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

News

The Trial of El Chapo Guzman

The Trial of El Chapo Guzman

Join CIR for a talk from the always fascinating Mike Vigil. He’ll provide a historical overview of the rise of El Chapo Guzman and his final capture. He’ll discuss El Chapo’s many prison escapes, secretive extradition, and bombshell trial in the Southern District of New York. And he’ll offer some thoughts on what comes next for the Sinaloa Cartel without El Chapo at the helm. Continue Reading

Terence Ward: Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism and America

Terence Ward: Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism and America

Terence Ward’s new book The Wahhabi Code: How the Saudis Spread Extremism Globally pulls the mask off Saudi Arabia and presents a conundrum. Few global leaders or journalists have connected the dots or understood that Wahhabism — the ultra-conservative doctrine of Saudi Arabia — is also the core ideology of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Boko Haram. As the Saudis have nurtured the spread of Wahhabism and its lethal ideology throughout the world, they have succeeded in silencing most media criticism…until recently. Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

The State of the Global Climate
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Dr. Donald Hinsman is a Former Director and current Fellow of the World Weather Watch, a major World Meteorological Organization (WMO) programme. His presentation will cover the State of the Global Climate during 2017 and 2018 as described in the WMO’s Annual Statements on Global Climate. The WMO is a member of the United Nations System and is its authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.
Dean Cheng on US-China Relations: The Three Nots
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Asia is not Europe. China is not the Soviet Union. And this is not your father’s People’s Liberation Army… What does this mean for US-China relations?