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.

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.



Upcoming Calendar of Events

Monday, October 16th: Embracing the Unknown: 6,500 Miles of Life on a Bicycle. 6:00pm Hotel Santa Fe.

Tuesday, October 17: Great Decisions: A New Political Era in Latin America.

Friday, October 20: CIR’s Annual Gala with Amb. Nicholas Burns.

Tuesday, October 24: China Town Hall with Amb. Susan Rice (special live stream event). Full details TBD.

Thursday, October 26: Virtual Conference: Taos Pueblo and ACCESS students from Costa Rica & El Salvador. Full details TBD.

Monday, November 6: Soner Cagaptay, Turkey expert from the Washington Institute. Full details TBD.

Tuesday, November 7: Great Decisions: Nuclear Security.

Thursday, November 30: Martha Crenshaw, Terrorism expert from Stanford Unviersity. Full details TBD.

Tuesday, December 5: Andrea Stanton, Islam expert from Denver University. Full details TBD.

Tuesday, December 12: CIR’s Holiday Party!!! At the Zocalo Clubhouse, 5pm. Full details TBD.



Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown: 6,500 Miles of Life on a Bicycle CIR is proud to present a photo presentation and discussion with Santa Fe natives Erin Azouz & Mehedi van Hattum. When: Monday, October 16th 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where: Hacienda Room, Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa. 1501 Paseo De Peralta Cost: Free! But donations… Continue Reading

Special Cuba Briefing

Special Cuba Briefing

Join CIR on October 10th to learn what is going on in Cuba these days. Who is behind the sonic attacks on U.S. and Canadian embassy staff? What does the effective travel ban on Cuban citizens to the U.S. entail? How might the Cuban government respond? Should U.S. travelers follow the State Department’s recommendation and… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

CIR 2017 Gala
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CIR 2017 GALA with Ambassador Nicholas Burns is October 20 at 6:00 pm at La Fonda on the Plaza - Drawing upon his decades of experience at the State Department, Ambassador Burns will offer thoughts on "Challenges to U.S. Global Leadership." Amb. Burns is an exceptional speaker, regularly on news outlets and in other public speaking venues.
2017 China Town Hall
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Join the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for a conversation on China featuring Ambassador Rice via webcast, plus in-person discussions with China specialists at 80+ venues. The conversation will begin in Santa Fe with a local China expert setting the stage.