SANTA FE COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (CIR)
CIR was established in 1965 and is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
whose mission today is to engage and inspire global citizens through dialogue, education
and cross-cultural exchange. CIR is one of more than 90 nationwide affiliates of
Global Ties U.S. and one of about 90 members of the World Affairs Councils of America.
In 2020 CIR was named World Affairs Council of the Year.
CIR members receive discounts to events and opportunities to participate in member-only activities. In addition to supporting these activities, membership fees and donations allow us
to provide free admission to events for students, including Journalism under Fire.
Originally founded in 1965 to assist foreign visitors, the Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) has grown rapidly in recent years, both expanding and enhancing its activities. CIR connects New Mexico and the world by engaging and inspiring global citizens through dialogue, education, and cross-cultural exchange.
Our efforts stimulate dialogue and educate members, students, and the community about crucial globalization and foreign affairs issues. We do this through four interconnected program areas: our International Visitor program, our
High School & College Education program, our Community Education program, and JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE; a major global conference that occurs every autumn.