Speaker Events

Underscoring our commitment to find common ground

For centuries Santa Fe has been a unique trading post and crossroads for exchange. Our renowned festive spirit, art, history, and cultural diversity make Santa Fe irresistible to speakers and leaders from around the globe. 

Santa Fe’s inclusive and progressive community is a rising center for global dialogue and diplomacy and a place for the world to connect with local informed global citizens.  

In service to the Santa Fe community, Global Santa Fe regularly hosts panel discussions, presentations, dialogues, dinners, luncheons, photo presentations, and film screenings on pressing issues.   

We welcome world leaders, policymakers, diplomats, authors, and activists to our stage to give our audience of global citizens the access and knowledge needed to create understanding and uplift the world.  

Now offered both as live streams and in-person gatherings, our community education programs offer fresh insights and an opportunity for all participants to have their questions heard and answered.

Due to continuing concerns over COVID-19, Global Santa Fe has implemented a COVID policy which can be found in its entirety here.

Upcoming Events

BENEDICTE VALENTINER IN CONVERSATION WITH AMBASSADOR VICKI HUDDLESTON
Thursday, September 29, 5:00 pm pre-talk evening social followed by 6:00 pm interview
Women’s International Study Center
Acequia Madre House, 614 Acequia Madre

Members – $15, Nonmembers – $25
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Monday,  October 10, 2022, social beginning at 5:30 pm followed by book talk at 6pm
COLD WAR RADIO with author Mark Pomar in conversation with Lisa Ellis
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022, ZOOM livestream discussion
Dipo Faloyin, Africa is Not a Country: Notes on a Bright Continent, ZOOM livestream
Co-sponsored with Collected Works Bookstore
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Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Luncheon Program
International Law and the Biden Administration: An Insider’s View
JUDGE CHUCK CASE LECTURE ON INTERNATIONAL LAW
HAROLD KOH, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School 

The Club at Las Campanas, 132 Clubhouse Dr., in Las Campanas
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Monday,  November 1, 2022, Speaker Event
GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN CRISES with Margaret Traub, Head of Global Initiatives, International Medical Corps in conversation with Lisa Ellis
Registration available soon.

Sunday, November 13, 2022, 4pm, Book Talk
CIVIL WAR BY OTHER MEANS – AMERICA’S LONG AND UNFINISHED FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY with author Jeremy Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin
Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe
FREE and open to the public.

Monday, November 14, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Luncheon Program
HOW DOES DOMESTIC DISORDER IN THE U.S. AFFECT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY with author Jeremi Suri,  Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin
La Terraza at La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe
Registration available soon.

Recent Program Highlights  

Recordings of many past programs and live streams can be found here. Become a subscriber to our YouTube channel


  • Rangina Hamidi & Kandahar Treasure: Pop Up Sale, 9/9/2020
  • Rangina Hamidi: Evening Lecture, 9/9/20
  • Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Raoul Wallenberg: A Hero For Our Time, 9/11/20
  • Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle with author Jody Rosen in conversation with Jim Falk, 8/31/2022
  • The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan with Elliot Ackerman in conversation with Jim Falk, 8/31/2022
  • U.S. Interests and the Middle East in a Changing World Order” – Dr. Paul Salem, President of the Middle East Institute
  • The War in Ukraine: Perspectives from Lesia Pona, Pokuttya Folk Art Cooperative. Interactive discussion on the war in Ukraine
  • Book talk with Ben Rhodes, author, After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made
  • George Friedman, Chairman and Founder, Geopolitical Futures.com, and author, The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020’s, and the Triumph Beyond
  • U.S. China Relations: What’s at Stake – David Firestein, President and Founder, George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations
  • Afghanistan in Crisis: What Were Our Choices – Ambassador Ryan Crocker
  • The Making of China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy – Peter Martin, Bloomberg 
  • The Economist’s The World Ahead – Tom Standage, Editor
  • Energy’s Global Future. A series including of three programs
  • The Future of the Koreas.
  • Journalism and Islam -. Janet Steele
  • Sovereignty Wars – Stewart Patrick
  • Justice After Mass Atrocity: Truth Commissions Around the World – Barbara Mulvaney
  • Myanmar: Build Back Democratically? – Ambassador Derek Mitchell
  • Red Line – The Unraveling of Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World – Joby Warrick

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