CIR 2017 GALA with Ambassador Nicholas Burns is October 20 at 6:00 pm at La Fonda on the Plaza - Drawing upon his decades of experience at the State Department, Ambassador Burns will offer thoughts on "Challenges to U.S. Global Leadership." Amb. Burns is an exceptional speaker, regularly on news outlets and in other public speaking venues.
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Join us on Friday, September 22nd from 6 - 9:30 pm at St. Johns College for a compelling evening of trivia and networking. Think you’re smart in that global kind of way? Come prove it against each other and with a group of 12 visiting members of parliament and legislative staffers from around Western Europe. The stakes have global implications!
The Great Decisions 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 a monthly discussion group at the CIR office.
Every spring, China's 130 million migrant workers travel back to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This exodus is the world's largest human migration. Working over several years, director Lixin Fan traveled with one couple who has embarked on these annual treks for almost two decades. Join CIR members and friends for this screening of Last Train Home, which won Best Documentary Feature at the 2009 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The evening will begin with another fabulous Chinese feast prepared by Lulu's Chinese Cuisine.
Join us on August 10th for lunch and a panel discussion at Estancia Primera Clubhouse to hear Amb. Vicki Huddleston, Amb. Mark Asquino and Amb. Pat Hawkins (and one other--still awaiting full confirmation) explore and assess the current situation at the State Department, and the leadership of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Open? Closed? How NM Shapes the Border will be a panel discussion investigating how NM might influence national or state conversations on immigration, featuring Allegra Love, Marcela Diaz, and Vicki Gaubeca.
In keeping with our current series on the Broken Border: Reconnecting the Camino Real, CIR presents a Southwest fiesta buffet prepared by Bumble Bee's Baja Grill followed by the award-winning film: Babel directed by Mexican film director, producer and screenwriter, Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer, Guillermo Arriaga.
This 2008 sci-fi classic takes place on the US-Mexico border, and like all good sci-fi focuses on philosophy and the big questions and ideas. The film depicts a dystopian future to explore ways in which technology both oppresses and connects migrants.