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Olga Yurkova, the creator of Stopfake.org, discussing Russian disinformation efforts in Ukraine at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
CIR High School Fellow speaking at Journalism under Fire. December, 2018
CIR's 2019 Annual Policy Simulation at Santa Fe Prep. February 2019.
Our ED, Sandy, presenting at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
Jason Rezaian from The Washington Post spoke about his 544 day imprisonment in Iran at Journalism under Fire. December, 2018
Panel on Challenges for Indigenous Journalism at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
Ambassador Michael McFaul with local students at CIR's 2018 Annual Gala.
Political cartoons at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
Jenni Monet and Dr. Courtney Radsch speaking on "Justice for Journalists under Fire" at Journalism under Fire. December 2018
Students discuss policy options during CIR's Annual Policy Simulation in April 2017.
CIR's 2019 Annual Policy Simulation at Capital High School. February 2019.
Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber leading a moment of silence for slain journalists at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
UNM student interviewing Amb. Michael McFaul at CIR's 2018 Annual Gala. November 2018.
CIR High School Fellow taking the stage at Journalism under Fire. December 2018.
The winning team (ASK Academy of Rio Rancho) of the 2018 Academic WorldQuest competition.


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

Great Decisions – Now Enrolling. The next session is February 27th on The Rise of Populism in Europe. John Dobson will present.

March 1st, 2019: Regional Briefing Luncheon: Latin America with Todd Greentree, Rachel Kleinfeld, and UNM’s Bill Stanley.

March 6th, 2019: This year’s Academic WorldQuest competition will be held at the Santa Fe Community College. All competition details here.

March 21st, 2019: Sig Hecker on “North Korea: What’s Next?”. Moderated and introduced by Valerie PlameTickets and details here.

April 11th, 2019: Seyed Houssain Mousavian on Iran-US Relations: Current and Regional Concerns. All details TBD.

April 24th, 2019: Global Citizen Summit at St. John’s College. All details TBD.

May 2nd, 2019: Terence Ward on The Wahhabi Code: How Saudis Spread Extremism Globally. All details TBD.


Great Decisions 2019

Great Decisions 2019

Great Decisions is the country’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country. Continue Reading

Global Climate Change Policy Seminars

Global Climate Change Policy Seminars

Join CIR for something new and exciting beginning in October – a three-part seminar series on climate change. Each will be 1.5 hours long, held in CIR’s conference room; each will feature a detailed discussion of international climate change policy. All seminars will begin with a 45-minute presentation from noted World Bank economist, lecturer, and speaker Dan Morrow. Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Regional Briefing Luncheon: Latin America
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Join CIR for our very first Regional Briefing Luncheon, where we'll take a deep dive into the issues defining our neighbors to the south. How will Venezuela's current crisis end: with a coup, massive emigration - or worse? How will the election of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil reshape that leading country and economy?
Dr. Sig Hecker on "What's Next for North Korea?" with Valerie Plame
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2017 was a very dangerous year on the Korean Peninsula, with regular nuclear tests and a war of words with President Trump - from "dotard" to "Little Rocket Man". However, rapid North/South rapprochement and the Singapore Kim/Trump Summit in 2018 dramatically lowered tensions and the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula – creating space and time to pursue diplomatic solutions. Dr. Hecker will review the current status of diplomacy and nuclear developments and look ahead after the second Kim/Trump Summit scheduled for the end of February.