Spotlight Overview


June 2


Spotlight Lecture:  Diplomacy of Change


June 3


CIR/Chamber of Commerce

Lunch with a Punch


June 4


Spotlight Lecture:  Economics of Change


Spotlight Workshop:  Mandarin & Calligraphy 101

Spotlight Workshop:  Experience China


CIR Member Party at MOIFA


June 5


Spotlight Workshop:  Oriental Medicine

Taste of China Cooking Class

On the Screen:  Features & Short Films


Spotlight Lecture:  Politics of Change




June 6


Spotlight Lecture:  Culture of Change


Spotlight Panel Discussion:  The Business of Change

Spotlight Teacher/Parent Workshop:

Engaging Students with China


Tuesday, June 2

5:30 pm – Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Fe, 107 W. Barcelona Road at Don Gaspar Street.

FREE Kick-off Presentation:  Diplomacy of Change with Dr. John Dobson.

The CIR Spotlight on China opens with a free presentation looking at U.S. relations with China focusing on historical trade, political and social factors that have contributed to the emergence of today’s China.

Wednesday, June 3

11:45 am – Hilton of Santa Fe, 100 Sandoval Street.

Lunch with a PunchBusiness in China:  Issues, Anecdotes and Prophesies with David Rubenstein, PhD.

Jointly Sponsored by the CIR and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.

How is China responding to the world economic crisis and what can those doing business in China expect?

June 4, 5 & 6

Spotlight Lectures and Workshops, CIR Member Party, Taste of China Cooking Class

Ticket prices for Spotlight Lectures and Workshops are explained below.  Please note Lunch with a Punch, CIR Member Party and the Taste of China Cooking Class are priced separately.  All activities are at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC), Jemez Rooms, except for the CIR Member Party at MOIFA.  The SFCC cafeteria will feature a Chinese entrée daily for lunch (not included in Spotlight prices).

Thursday, June 4

9 am – Noon

Spotlight Lecture with Q&A:  Economics of Change with Paul Trescott, PhD.

A look at the interaction of economic and political changes in China.

1 – 4 pm (Choose One)

Spotlight Workshop:  Mandarin & Calligraphy 101 – An immersive class where participants will practice Mandarin language and calligraphy.

Spotlight Workshop:  Experience China – It may be far away, but travel to China is not out of reach and there are some places you won’t want to miss.

6 pm – Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA), 710 Camino Lejo.

CIR Member Party

Celebrate the art of China with a private showing and docent-lead tours of MOIFA’s exhibit, Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities, and enjoy Chinese hors d’oeuvres and wines.  $50 each.

Friday, June 5

9 am – Noon (Choose One)

Spotlight Workshop:  Oriental Medicine – Learn about the therapies and techniques found in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic, a treatise on health and healing, and the many aspects of Chinese culture that have been integrated into current and accepted medical practice.  Presented by Onur Aydinoglu, DOM, DAOM, DiplOM (Center For Life, UNM, Albuquerque).

Taste of China Cooking Class – Smell, taste and get your hands right into making delicious and popular Chinese food items with CIR Member and culinary instructor, Margo Taylor.  $75 each.  Class limited to 20.

9 am

On the Screen – Films are often considered “soft-power diplomacy.”  See Raise of the Red Latern and Legend of the Black Scorpion, modern Chinese film favorites.  Free, no Spotlight ticket required.

1 – 4 pm

Spotlight Lecture with Q&A.  Politics of Change with Steve MacKinnon, PhD

Education, distribution of wealth, rural poverty, evolving politics and environmental impacts will be discussed in relation to the world economic crisis.

Saturday, June 6

9 – 10:30 am

Spotlight Lecture with Q&A:  Culture of Change: Chinese Celebrations, Crafts Development and Impact on Rural Economics and Social Structure with Visiting Professor Kitty Trescott.

Customs and social norms, rural crafts and the social structure that binds them together.  A suggested precursor to the Spotlight Teacher/Parent Workshop also with Mrs. Trescott.

11 am – 1 pm (Choose One)

Spotlight Panel Discussion with Q&A:  The Business of Change: Business in and with China, moderated by Santa Fe’s favorite columnist, Bill Stewart.  Professors Trescott, MacKinnon and Dobson will join Darby McQuade, founder and CEO of Santa Fe landmark,  Jackalope, in a discussion dissecting what it takes to do business in China against the context of politics, culture and social norms presented in previous Spotlight lectures.

Spotlight Parent/Teacher Workshop.  Engaging Students with China – Putting a Bit of China into the Home or Classroom with Kitty Trescott

Armed with samples, examples and how-tos, Mrs. Trescott will make any individual successful in presenting different aspects of Chinese culture to students of any age.

The 2009 CIR Spotlight on China is made possible in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council. CIR also thanks Hilton of Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, Walter Burke Catering Company and Jackalope for their support. 


Ticket & Reservation Information

Spotlight Lectures and Workshops, June 4, 5 & 6 — $20 each.  Spotlight tickets are available for cash, credit card or check at the door.

Full-time students (25 years or under) with appropriate identification enrolled at area high schools and colleges are welcome to attend the Spotlight Lectures and Workshops for free.  Full or partial scholarships to Spotlight Lectures and Workshops are available upon request through the CIR office.
Cancellation Policy:  for tickets for Spotlight Lectures and Workshops and CIR Member Party, full refund if notice of cancellation received at CIR office by Thursday, May 28.  For Lunch with a Punch, full refund by calling the Chamber, 988-3279, by Thursday, May 28.  No refund for Taste of China Cooking Class or Spotlight Lecture and Workshop tickets bought on or after Friday, May 29.
Links to Maps of Activity Locations

SFCC            MOIFA