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

Thursday, January 25: Professor Emile Nakleh offering us A Status Report on the Middle East. Hosted at Desert Academy, 7300 Old Santa Fe Trail. For more information and tickets, click here.

Thursday, February 1: Professor Janet Steele, speaking on Journalism and Islam. A luncheon event at Hotel Santa Fe. For more information and tickets, click here.

Thursday, March 1: Academic World Quest. Santa Fe Community College. 9am-1pm. RSVP by Feb 23rd!!

Friday, March 9th: Global Energy Simulation at Santa Fe Prep. Full details coming soon.

Saturday, April 28th: The Global Citizen Summit!!!! Full details coming soon.



Journalism and Islam

Journalism and Islam

Prof. Janet Steele on Journalism and Islam When: Thursday, February 1st. 11:45am Where: Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa, 1501 Paseo de Peralta Tickets: $46 includes lunch RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by Friday, January 26! We asked Prof Steele, “what is Islamic journalism?” and this was her response, which will guide much of her discussion for CIR. “It… Continue Reading

Academic WorldQuest 2018

Academic WorldQuest 2018

CIR is thrilled to offer, for the third year running, the popular Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) competition, a program of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). We are holding the local competition on March 1st, 2018 at the Santa Fe Community College. Want to participate? Each team is comprised of 4 students (with 1-2 alternates) and 1… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

A Status Report on the Middle East with Prof. Emile Nakhleh
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Join us on Thursday, January 25 at 5:00pm to hear the scholar and speaker Emile Nakhleh deliver a Status Report on the Middle East.
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.