Welcome to Santa Fe Council on International Relations
The team from the MASTERS Program thinks about an AWQ question...
Guests from Georgia, as part of our International Visitor Leadership Program, visit Bandelier National Monument. June 2016.
A delegation from Belarus learns about social entrepreneurship from local businesses and nonprofits.
The winning team from Las Cruces contemplates their AWQ answer.
Guests from Georgia, as part of our International Visitor Leadership Program, visit Bandelier National Monument. June 2016.
A delegate from Sudan visits MOCHA
 

We at the Santa Fe Council on International Relations connect New Mexico and the world by engaging and educating people to become responsible global citizens. For CIR, “global citizen” captures many ideas, but above all, a global citizen promotes a world of gender equality, sustainable economic growth, human rights, environmental stewardship, peaceful conflict resolution, and religious and cultural diversity.

We promote an in-depth understanding of globalization and US foreign policy through our talks and panels and lectures.

We welcome over 250 international visitors every year to northern New Mexico, plugging them into our community. Find out who’s coming to town right here!!

We educate the next generation with global awareness and competencies.

We connect ideas with action, through a membership of 500 former ambassadors, foreign service officers, executives, and folks looking for expertise and insight into these complex times.

Click here for our newest feature: podcasts. If you missed one of our speakers, or want to revisit some of their insights, these are a wonderful resource.

News

CIR 2017 Gala

CIR 2017 Gala

We’re delighted to announce the keynote speaker for our Gala this year–Amb. Nicholas Burns, former United States Ambassador to Greece and NATO, and former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the State Department. Drawing upon his decades of experience at the State Department, he will offer thoughts on “Challenges to U.S. Global Leadership.” Amb. Burns… Continue Reading

Insights into a Peace Corps Education

Insights into a Peace Corps Education

Join CIR on Monday, July 24 to listen to the experiences of Conor Sanchez, a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer, and his counterpart from Nicaragua, Bayron Sandoval. They will share insights into their time working together in Nicaragua, discussing how education, goodwill ambassadorship, and intercultural exchange can make a truly positive impact in the world. When:… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Open? Closed? How NM Shapes the Border
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Open? Closed? How NM Shapes the Border will be a panel discussion investigating how NM might influence national or state conversations on immigration, featuring Allegra Love, Marcela Diaz, and Vicki Gaubeca.
CIR Annual Potluck Picnic 2017
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It’s that time again! CIR’s annual member potluck picnic will be in the shady grove right next our office and the arroyo between Rosario and Grant Avenue. We'll set up some tents, tables and chairs and have our potluck picnic right under the trees. Join us in a celebration of CIR, reconnect with friends, share some food, wine and music, and talk about our exciting upcoming programs.
Benefit Screening of WRESTLING JERUSALEM at the Jean Cocteau
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In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.