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.

Upcoming Speaker Events

Recent Program Highlights  

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

  • The World Ahead: 2023 Future-gazing Insights with Tom Standage, 12/14/22
  • DEMOCRACY UNDER FIRE: The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021, book talk with journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, 11/16/22
  • DEMOCRACY UNDER FIRE: How Does Domestic Disorder in the U.S. Affect U.S. Foreign Policy? with Professor Jeremi Suri, 11/14/22
  • DEMOCRACY UNDER FIRE: Civil War by Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy, book talk with author Jeremi Suri, 11/13/22
  • Global Humanitarian Crises with Margaret Traub, Head of Global Initiatives, International Medical Corps, 11/1/22
  • Judge Chuck Case Lecture on International Law – International Law and the Biden Administration: An Insider’s View with Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, 10/27/22
  • Virtual book talk with Dipo Faloyin: “Africa Is Not A Country”, 10/12/22
  • Cold War Radio – book talk with author Mark Pomar, 10/10/22
  • Benedicte Valentiner in Conversation with Ambassador Vicki Huddleston: 9/29/202
  • 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
  • Global Santa Fe 2022 Gala – Ambassador Maria Yovanovitch interviewed by Amb Asquino, 5/18/22
  • 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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