When: Thursday, March 5th. VIP Reception 5:15pm. Open Reception 6:00pm.
Where: La Fonda on the Plaza
Individual Tickets are $225 and include a signed copy of Amb. Rice’s book. Couple Tickets are $425 with only one book. VIP Tickets, including a private reception with Amb. Rice are $275 per individual and $500 per couple. A Sponsorship Table is $2500 with 8 VIP tickets and 8 books. Tables of 8 sell for $1800 (no VIP tickets but including 8 books). Sponsor a student to attend for $125, with a book included. As with every CIR Gala, all proceeds go to support our High School & College Education Programs.
The Santa Fe Council on International Relations is pleased to present its 2020 Annual Gala, featuring our evening keynote, Ambassador Susan E. Rice. She will discuss her new book, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For. This stellar evening begins with a Student Reception at 4:30pm, a VIP Reception at 5:15pm, moving into an open cash bar at 6:00pm in the Lumpkins Ballroom, and a speaking program at 6:45pm. As every year, our Gala celebrates our many educational programs that bring greater knowledge of world affairs to the youth and community of Santa Fe.
Previously, Ambassador Rice served President Barack Obama as National Security Advisor and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In her role as National Security Advisor from July 1, 2013, to January 20, 2017, Ambassador Rice led the National Security Council Staff of approximately 400 defense, diplomatic, intelligence and development experts. She chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee, provided the President daily national security briefings, and was responsible for coordinating the formulation and implementation of all aspects of the Administration’s foreign and national security policy, including all diplomatic, intelligence, homeland security and military efforts.
As U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet (2009-2013) to which she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, Rice worked to advance U.S. interests, defend universal values, strengthen the world’s security and prosperity, and promote respect for human rights. In a world of 21st Century threats that pay no heed to borders, Ambassador Rice helped rebuild an effective basis for international cooperation that strengthened the United States’ ability to achieve its foreign policy objectives and made the American people safer.