Welcome to Santa Fe Council on International Relations
 
The team from the MASTERS Program thinks about an AWQ question...
A delegate from Sudan visits MOCHA
Students discuss during the Middle East Symposium in April 2017.
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.
 
Students discuss during March 2017's Academic WorldQuest.

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. We promote an in-depth understanding of globalization–including the responsibilities of the global citizen–and US foreign policy through our talks and panels and lectures.

We welcome around 300 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. Visit our newly updated 2018 Education page to see all of our programs over 2018-19!

We connect ideas with action, through a membership of former ambassadors, foreign service officers, executives, and folks seeking 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.

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Check out our pictures from the Global Citizen Summit – a truly epic event!!! And here’s a video of the Global Citizen Summit done by our Korean intern Yeseul.

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 28: Panel discussion on The Future of Korea. Click here for all details. Hotel Santa Fe, 5:30pm.

Thursday, August 16th: Linda Funsch on Oman. All details TBD.

Friday, November 2nd: Our Annual Gala with Amb. Michael McFaul, former ambassador to Russia. All details TBD.

5-7 December: Journalism under Fire, CIR’s media extravaganza. Click here for details. Major headline speakers to be announced in July.

CIR is thrilled to have our first-ever corporate partner, PNM, sponsoring this year’s annual policy simulation and a speaker series on Energy’s Global Future.

News

Journalism under Fire

Journalism under Fire

Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations in December to explore the essential connections between journalism and democracy – between truth and power. In concert with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), and various regional and local partners, the Journalism Under Fire media summit will offer up world-class speakers, journalists, and case studies exploring press freedoms and the turbulent dynamics of today’s media – from the global to the local, from cyberspace to campus newsrooms. Alongside cutting-edge intellectual dialogue will be photojournalist exhibits, political cartoons (and cartoonists), workshops, advocacy campaigns, virtual reality games, music, film, and food. With the incomparable Santa Fe as backdrop, Journalism Under Fire will bring together some extraordinary thought – and action – leaders. Continue Reading

Podcasts!

Podcasts!

CIR proudly presents its newest multimedia feature: podcasts. Below find all our episodes, with many more to come! We will interview all future speakers at CIR, and present these here. Note that there is a link for each podcast below that will take you directly to the episode. Alternatively–so that you never miss another episode!–open… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

The Future of the Koreas: A Panel Discussion
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The Santa Fe Council on International Relations is thrilled to host a panel discussion on the Future of the Koreas, sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute (KEI). Alongside incisive conversation about the summit the panelists will address political, security, economic, and trade issues pertaining to U.S. – Korea relations and the future of the Korean peninsula.
Great Decisions 2018 - It's round three for this popular discussion group!
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In 2018, consider joining our local Great Decisions program which provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as a focal text for discussion groups across the country.
Oman Reborn: Balancing Tradition and Modernization
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Linda Pappas Funsch, author of Oman Reborn: Balancing Tradition and Modernization, will discuss the history and modern transformation of the Sultanate of Oman, a little known, but vitally important, country of the Arab Middle East.