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—and continue to welcome them virtually, via Zoom. 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.

Announcements


A word about COVID. As COVID-19 continues to produce variants that impact our community, CIR is adopting health and safety measures at all our events to reduce the spread of disease. We will remain flexible and modify our protocol as conditions warrant, including following CDC, Santa Fe and New Mexico guidelines. Read CIR’s COVID policy here.


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

CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES: A TROUBLED RELATIONSHIP – WITH JOHN KAMM AND JOSEPH FEWSMITH III (Free Livestream)
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM MT
This event is presented in partnership with the School for Advanced Research and will feature two distinguished experts on China’s internal politics and international ambitions.
All details here


A DIPLOMAT AND SCHOLAR DISCUSS KAZAKHSTAN (Free Livestream)
Thursday, January 20, 2022 – 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM MT
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THE INVENTION OF POWER: POPES, KINGS AND THE BIRTH OF THE WEST – A book talk with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (Free Livestream)
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM MT
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GREAT DECISIONS 2022
Tuesdays, February through March, 10:00 – 11:30 AM MT (Hybrid: In-person and virtual options available)
Established by the Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is the country’s largest discussion program on world affairs. CIR’s Great Decisions program begins on February 8, 2022.
All details here


THE FOLLOWING IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 10

FREE BOOK TALK WITH AMBASSADOR MARTIN INDYK (Donation Requested)
Thursday, March 10, 6:00 pm MT
Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy
All details here

CIR in the news

September 13, 2021: Local journalists the world over have a lot in common (Our View – Editorial) in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

September 11, 2021: 9/11 through the eyes of those who lived through it (including CIR Interim Executive Director Jim Falk) in The Santa Fe New Mexican

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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