Benefit to Celebrate 46 Years of Citizen Diplomacy in Santa Fe

When: June 16, 2011

From: 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Join us for a festive dinner, honors and groundbreaking talk amid the stately elegance of Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort

Featuring Career Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker

$95 per person – or a table for 10 may be reserved at $900 per table

Reservations must be made before June 12!

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Lead Sponsor: Vazquez Portfolio Group, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Help honor CIR’s citizen diplomats as you show your support for programs that engage our community in world affairs. This festive evening begins with cocktail-hour under the majestic trees of Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort, followed by an elegant dinner and formal recognition of the volunteers who make “citizen diplomacy” and international understanding in Santa Fe possible. The evening concludes with a timely talk on developments in the Middle East:Career Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who was recently nominated to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, has reconfirmed his intent to personally address CIR prior to his Senate confirmation and departure to Afghanistan. Your attendance at this benefit event will help sustain programs that introduce international affairs to local students, connect international visitors to their Santa Fe colleagues and present landmark talks on topics of interest.

Ryan Crocker will speak on The Arab Spring: Its Impact on United States Foreign Relations.  Crocker has served as Ambassador five times previously: Iraq (2007-2009), Pakistan (2004-2007), Syria (1998-2001), Kuwait (1994-1997) and Lebanon (1990-1993). During Ambassador Crocker’s initial tour in Afghanistan, where he reopened the American Embassy in Kabul, he was awarded the Robert C. Frasure Memorial Award for “exceptional courage and leadership”.

Demonstrate your support of CIR by inviting companions and colleagues to this benefit event. We invite you to enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded, internationally-spirited friends who share your passion for understanding international issues.

Lead Sponsor:

Vazquez Portfolio Group, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Community Sponsors:

Los Alamos National Bank

Santa Fe BMW

Purchase your tickets by calling the Office 982-4931 or by using this secure website. When checking out, be sure to give us the names of attendees and for the shipping address click “Same as Billing Address.” Your name(s) will be added to the list of attendees and no tickets will be mailed.[wpsf_product prodid=”129″]