Special Events

Special events include briefings, lectures and social events that fall outside of our other, regularly scheduled activities. They may include a dinner lecture by a visiting ambassador, a briefing by an international negotiator or a social summer picnic.

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CIR Member Summer Gathering
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CIR Member Summer Gathering. We are inviting all CIR members to join us in the shady grove right outside our office and next to the Rosario Street bridge for a fantastic reception with four visiting Thai journalists.
Exploring the Gardens of Kyoto with Charles Mann
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Join CIR members and guests for a delightful exploration of Japanese gardesns portrayed through a stunning slide show and discussion by photographer, Charles Mann. This event includes a buffet luncheon.
Oman Reborn: Balancing Tradition and Modernization
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Linda Pappas Funsch, author of Oman Reborn: Balancing Tradition and Modernization, will discuss the history and modern transformation of the Sultanate of Oman, a little known, but vitally important, country of the Arab Middle East.
Ambassador Round Table - Round Two!
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Join us on August 23rd for lunch and a panel discussion at the Estancia Primera Clubhouse to hear Amb. Vicki Huddleston, Amb. Mark Asquino, and Amb. Pat Hawkins review the current status of the State Department under newly appointed Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
2018 Annual Gala
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Join CIR members and guests for an elegant autumn evening at La Fonda on the Plaza featuring keynote speaker, Amb. Michael McFaul, who served as the United States Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014.