We connect New Mexico and the world by engaging and inspiring global citizens through dialogue, education, and cross-cultural exchange. 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. We envision a community in which New Mexicans, through cross-cultural exchange, engagement, and education, act as global citizens, applying a firm knowledge of global economics, politics, cultures, and leaders for the betterment of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the United States, and the globe.

Through our partnership with the U.S. State Department, we welcomed over 400 international visitors to northern New Mexico in 2019—and continue to welcome them virtually, via Zoom. We connect ideas with action, with a membership of former ambassadors, foreign service officers, executives, and an engaged public seeking insight into these complex times.


A word about COVID. As COVID-19 continues to produce variants that impact our community, CIR is adopting health and safety measures at all our events to reduce the spread of disease. We will remain flexible and modify our protocol as conditions warrant, including following CDC, Santa Fe and New Mexico guidelines. Read CIR’s COVID policy here.

Join us in giving a hearty welcome to Jim Falk, CIR’s new Interim Executive Director. We are very lucky that Jim Falk, former CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and a former member of the CIR Board, has agreed to take over as interim Executive Director as we begin a search for our new permanent Executive Director. Learn more about Jim’s life and career here.

CIR is looking for volunteers interested in speaking for our High School and College Education programs! If interested, please complete this form.

Read CIR’s 2020-22 Strategic Plan

It goes without saying that 2020 was a year unlike any other. For the complete story, read our 2020 Annual Report!!!!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

IN-PERSON LUNCHEON TALK – Monday, October 25, 11:30AM-1:30PM – U.S.-China Relations: What’s at Stake? All details here.

FREE LIVESTREAM – Wednesday, November 3, 6:00-7:00 PM – The Making of China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy: A Book Talk with Journalist Peter Martin. All details here.

IN-PERSON LUNCHEON TALK – Tuesday, November 9, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM – The U.S. and Canada: Shared Opportunities and Challenges – with Rachel McCormick, Consul General of Canada to New Mexico. All details here.

CIR in the news

September 13, 2021: Local journalists the world over have a lot in common (Our View – Editorial) in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

September 11, 2021: 9/11 through the eyes of those who lived through it (including CIR Interim Executive Director Jim Falk) in The Santa Fe New Mexican

April 18, 2021: The world in your living room, courtesy of the digital age in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

April 10, 2021: Former FBI Director Comey to speak at Santa Fe Forum in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

November 7, 2020: How does journalism cover crisis? in The Santa Fe New Mexican.

March 6, 2020: In Santa Fe, Susan Rice criticizes Trump’s ‘me-first foreign policy’

February 23, 2020: Former national security adviser Rice to speak in Santa Fe

January 18, 2020: Former acting CIA Director to speak in Santa Fe

November 15, 2019: Former Mueller chief of staff speaks in Santa Fe

November 13, 2019: Journalism under Fire conference examines how technology shapes facts

November 9, 2019: Technology shapes the truth — but how?

June 8, 2019: Panel discusses trade war’s effects on New Mexico the Albuquerque Journal covered our Regional Briefing Luncheon: Shifting Winds of Trade.

March 9, 2019: EU diplomat stresses safety, equality at Women’s Day in Santa Fe.

March 8, 2019: A Quest for Knowledge on our Academic WorldQuest competition.


Upcoming Events