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Connecting New Mexico and the world

Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) was established as a nonprofit in 1965.

We engage and inspire 

global citizens through dialogue,

education and cross-cultural exchange.

International visitor program

Every year, the U.S. State Department 's International Visitor Leadership Program brings over 400 global leaders to Santa Fe, NM

Community education program

We bring people together to discuss ideas and solutions to the complex global-to-local challenges we face - now through our dynamic livestream channel



We create outstanding opportunities for high school and college students, including our Fellows Program, our NextGenSim policy simulation, and, designed for JUF, our NextGenNews news literacy modules.

CIR membership dues directly support our global education programs in high schools and colleges.

Invest in tomorrow’s leaders today!