Terence Ward's new book The Wahhabi Code: How the Saudis Spread Extremism Globally pulls the mask off Saudi Arabia and presents a conundrum. Few global leaders or journalists have connected the dots or understood that Wahhabism -- the ultra-conservative doctrine of Saudi Arabia -- is also the core ideology of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Boko Haram. As the Saudis have nurtured the spread of Wahhabism and its lethal ideology throughout the world, they have succeeded in silencing most media criticism...until recently.
Across from the White House lies the intensely private Blair House complex, the world’s most prestigious presidential guest house. Join CIR for this fascinating talk from Blair House's long-serving Chatelaine.
Why is reconciliation so important in today's foreign policy? How do the arts serve as an additional tool in rebuilding communities torn apart by conflict? Explore this emerging theme in the world of peacebuilding and peacemaking, using examples from Afghanistan, Mali, Cambodia, and other developing countries.
Amb. Vicki Huddleston, a member of the CIR Board of Directors, will offer a four-part lecture series over the fall. Join us! She’s a fantastic story-teller who will weave history, politics, and her own personal experiences in exploring the Indian Ocean and the African continent on four distinct but connected topics.
As we'll have 16 Europeans in town discussing the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Identities, we'll convene instead at the fantastic Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary -- first for a Citizen Exchange Circle where we'll hear from the visitors, and then for wine and appetizers in the new David Jay Henderson Pavillon.
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Join us on August 9th for lunch and a panel discussion to hear Amb. Vicki Huddleston, Amb. Mark Asquino, and Amb. Pat Hawkins discuss the current status of the State Department under Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
Join CIR on Friday, June 7th for our next Regional Briefing Luncheon, where we'll explore the many shifting winds of global trade. What is the future of the Canada-US trade relationship? Between the US and Mexico? And how will Brexit affect European trade relationships?
On May 24th, we'll welcome 12 outstanding women to Santa Fe, here in the United States through the International Visitors Leadership Program under the thematic of Women as Drivers of Social & Economic Change. Join us for a fascinating luncheon event!!