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, educating, and inspiring people as 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 400 international visitors to northern New Mexico. 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.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

December 12, 2019: CIR’s Holiday Party. All details here.

January 16, 2019: John Dobson speaks about the past, present and future of Tariffs and Trade. All details here.

January 30, 2020: former Acting Director of the CIA, Michael Morell. All details here.

February 11, 2020: Katie Singer discusses the Limits of Internet Growth. All details here.

February 20, 2020: former US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes, David Scheffer. All details here.

March 5, 2020: CIR’s Annual Gala with keynote speaker Amb. Susan Rice. All details here.

March 19, 2020: Stephen Younger, former head of Sandia National Labs on The Future of Arms Control. Details TBD.

CIR in the news

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

CIR's 2019 Holiday Party
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Drop by and enjoy plenty of festive fun with CIR members and friends! Our annual Holiday Open House and Annual Meeting begins at 4:00 pm with many tasty treats and a cup of good cheer. The 2019 Board of Directors will be introduced, accompanied by Past Year Achievements and New Year forecasts from President, Chuck Case and Executive Director, Sandy Campbell. We'll also honor some outstanding CIR Board Members and volunteers! This party as always doubles as our Annual Meeting.
Tariffs and Trade
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Over two and a half centuries, the federal government experimented with a wide range of tariff and trade initiatives. Despite this long history, the current Trump administration policies have few precedents. This talk will describe how disillusionment with congressional tariff legislation led to changes that now allow a president great latitude to impose or rescind tariffs. The presentation will also examine the nature and probable impact of President Trump’s approach to international trade.
Michael Morell: A Dangerous World
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Michael J. Morell, the former Acting and Deputy Director of CIA, briefed multiple presidents over a 33-year career in intelligence. On January 30th, 2020, he'll share with our Santa Fe community his thoughts on the most important national security threats and challenges facing the United States today. Mr. Morell was the only person who was both with President Bush on 9/11 and with President Obama when Osama bin Laden was brought to justice in May 2011. He will present his remarks in conversation with CIR Board Member Amb. Vicki Huddleston.
Limits to Internet Growth
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The Internet is the largest thing that humanity has built. A Huawei consultant predicts that by 2030, communications technologies could consume 51% of global electricity and emit 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. And yet, the Internet's footprint remains largely invisible and unregulated. Katie Singer will report on the Internet's main energy guzzlers and some of the toxic waste-emitting supply chains of each smartphone's 1000+ substances. She'll also spell out how manufacturers, service providers, policy makers and individuals can each do their part to reduce the Internet's footprint.
David Scheffer: The Sit Room
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CIR is thrilled to announce that the former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), David Scheffer, will speak in Santa Fe on February 20, 2020. He'll discuss his latest book, The Sit Room: In the Theater of War and Peace (Oxford 2019), focusing on foreign policy under the Trump Administration.
2020 Annual Gala
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Join us at CIR's 2020 Spring Gala on March 5th, when we welcome Amb. Susan E. Rice to Santa Fe to help us celebrate our global education programs across northern New Mexico