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. Visit our newly updated 2018 Education page to see all of our programs over 2018-19!

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

Wednesday, February 21: Amb. David O’Sullivan will address CIR on the Shifting Transatlantic Alliance. More information 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 here.

Thursday, March 15th: Global Energy Simulation at Santa Fe High School. Full details here.

Monday, March 19th: Sig Hecker. More information coming.

Thursday, March 29th: Gov Bill Richardson and other panelists to discuss the PNM-sponsored “Energy’s Global Future”. More information to come.

Saturday, April 28th: The Global Citizen Summit!!!! St John’s College. All information right here.

Friday, May 4th: CIR Internship Application Deadline. More information here.

Spring, 2018: Focus Groups with high school and college classrooms to shape CIR’s Future Media and Democracy event in autumn 2018.

Thursday, May 31st 2018: 2018 CIR High School Fellowship Application Deadline. More information here.

CIR is thrilled to have our first-ever corporate partner, PNM, sponsoring this year’s annual policy simulation and a speaker series on Energy’s Global Future.


Global Citizen Summit 2018

Global Citizen Summit 2018

Join students from across northern New Mexico in sharing your global identity. How are you a global citizen? How do you connect with people and cultures around the world? What are your responsibilities to the planet? What social injustices do you address? On April 28th at St John’s College, we’ll celebrate the global identity we… 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

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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.