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 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

Take a trip down Memory Lane and read our 2019 Annual Report!!!!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 19 @ 11:00 am MDT (10:00 am MST) – The Russia Disruption 4: The Magnitsky Affair – How to Oppose a Criminal State? All details here.

Thursday, May 20 @ 10:00 am MDT – Iran and US Security Policy in the Persian Gulf 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.


Upcoming Events

2021 Livestreams
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In this Brave New World, CIR is proud to announce a regular series of live stream events. Over the next two months, we'll bring you a steady diet of extraordinary local, national, and global speakers covering issues that go far beyond the novel coronavirus... While the virus is of course radically reshaping the world, we still see the rise of authoritarianism, the devastating effects of climate change, the continued repression of journalists, and we know that we cannot lose our focus on all these forces. And, just as importantly, we want to offer our community an opportunity to interact with these speakers -- with ourselves -- through dynamic Q&A sessions.
The Russia Disruption: Special Livestream Series
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Since 2016, Russia has become an extremely effective disruptor. From its social media "firehose of falsehood" to its recent Solar Winds hacking of U.S. government agencies to its interference in the 2016 U.S. election to its nefarious clampdown on domestic opposition, Russia's leaders have played exceptionally divisive and explosive cards on the world stage. But what will Russia do next? In reflecting on years of its disruption, what does the future hold? How vulnerable is the U.S. to information gleaned during the Solar Winds hack, and how can we use a better understanding of Russia to better protect our democracy, our world -- and ourselves?