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.

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

ABQ Summit on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

ABQ Summit on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Are you a high school student interested in Latin American issues? Do you want to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship–and careers open to those with an international focus? Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations in Albuquerque on August 3rd. We’ll bus Santa Fe students down to ABQ for the “Diplomacy Begins Here!” Summit… Continue Reading

Autumn Trip to Azerbaijan and Georgia

Autumn Trip to Azerbaijan and Georgia

Autumn Trip to Azerbaijan and Georgia October 18 – 31, 2017 ~ 14 Days/13 Nights – “This will be a great trip.  I have lived in Baku and traveled throughout Azerbaijan and Georgia.  I have personally visited most of the places on the itinerary except a few that I missed and of course the new hotels.  In recent… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Breaking News Discussion Group
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Join us on Friday, June 2nd at 12 p.m. in CIR's conference room for the first installment of a new type of discussion group. Bring a newspaper article to the meeting, and you'll have three minutes to describe the article to the group, including your questions or concerns. Then the group will discuss.
June Luncheon honors Liz Fanning, Founder of CorpsAfrica
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Liz Fanning is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and founder of CorpsAfrica. Her focus for this special luncheon presentation will be on the work that this organization is doing in advancing the empowerment of women and girls in Senegal, Malawi and Morocco.
Back by popular demand: Great Decisions returns in 2017!
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The Great Decisions program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for a monthly discussion group at the CIR office. The June 20th meeting will focus on Saudi Arabia in Transition.