We 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 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 425 international visitors to northern New Mexico. We connect ideas with action, through a membership of former ambassadors, foreign service officers, executives, and an engaged public seeking insight into these complex times.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
March 20th, 2019: Great Decisions. Decoding US-China Trade. Brian Goldbeck will present.
March 21st, 2019: Sig Hecker on “North Korea: What’s Next?”. Moderated and introduced by Valerie Plame. 5pm, Hotel Santa Fe. Tickets and details here.
March 27th, 2019: Great Decisions. Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics. Todd Greentree will present.
March 28th, 2019: Martha C. Franks book signing: Books without Borders: Homer, Aeschylus, Galileo, Melville, and Madison Go To China. CIR Conference Room, 12-1:30pm. Tickets are $5 and available here or at the door.
March 28th, 2019: New Member Reception. For all new CIR members over the past year. Email Susan for details.
April 2nd, 2019: Global Climate Change Policy Seminar. The last in the series. Click here for more.
April 8th, 2019: Afghan Naan Chaasht: Updates from Afhanistan. With six visiting Afghan leaders, two speakers on US-Afghan relations, and much more. Tickets and details here.
April 10th, 2019: Great Decisions. The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested. Morgan Smith will present.
April 15th, 2019: Citizen Exchange Circles and a Formal Panel Presentation with 22 visiting international journalists. Tickets and details here.
May 1st, 2019: Great Decisions. The State of the State Department and Diplomacy. Amb. Mark Asquino will present.
May 2nd, 2019: Terence Ward on The Wahhabi Code: How Saudis Spread Extremism Globally. All details TBD.
May 23rd, 2019: Dean Cheng on US-China Relations: The Three Knots. Why Asia is not Europe. Why China is not the Soviet Union. And why this not your father’s PLA. All details TBD.
Two recent pieces in the Santa Fe New Mexican:
March 8: A Quest for Knowledge on our Academic WorldQuest competition.