Digest Archive

Global Santa Fe News Digest
Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Message from Lisa Ellis

Dear Friends,
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the International Day of Democracy. Yet democracy around the world is under serious threat. 

In his statement today, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “Now is the time to reaffirm that democracy, development, and human rights are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Now is the time to stand up for the democratic principles of equality, inclusion, and solidarity. And stand with those who strive to secure the rule of law and promote the full participation in decision-making.”

The UN declared this year’s theme for International Day of Democracy to be protecting press freedom. “Without a free press, democracy cannot survive. Without freedom of expression, there is no freedom,” said Guterres. Read his message in full here.

Global Santa Fe will soon launch its Democracy Under Fire series, featuring book talks, speakers, discussions and other opportunities to examine the state of democracy here and abroad and consider what is at stake for all of us.

As I reflect on what it means to be a global citizen, I can’t help but think about Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat and humanitarian, who was the focus of a program Global Santa Fe co-sponsored with Temple Beth Shalom and the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival last week. Wallenberg was an individual of great courage as he led efforts to rescue tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary during the Nazi war era by offering protective documents, establishing an international zone of protected houses, securing the captives’ release from deportation trains, and more, all at terrible risk to himself. Now that’s a global citizen.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

PROGRAM UPDATES

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

Join Global Santa Fe in the garden of historic Acequia Madre House for an autumn evening social gathering followed by captivating behind-the-scenes tales told by our own Benedicte Valentiner in conversation with Ambassador Vicki Huddleston.

From 1988 to 2001 Benedicte Valentiner was the general manager of Blair House, the official guest house of the president of the United States, which provides accommodation for the world’s chiefs of state and heads of government, and serves as a meeting place for the president’s cabinet secretaries. She worked for four U.S. presidents, five administrations and six secretaries of state. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

COLD WAR RADIO – AUTHOR MARK POMAR in conversation with Lisa Ellis
Monday, October 10, 5:30 pm evening social followed by talk at 6:00 pm
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta
Members – $15, Nonmembers – $25
To pre-order Cold War Radio, call Collected Works (505) 988-4226 or purchase at the event.


Cold War Radio breaks new ground as Mark G. Pomar integrates his analysis of Cold War radio programming with the long-term aims of U.S. foreign policy, illuminating the role of radio in the peaceful end of the Cold War. Pomar looks at how the United States waged the Cold War through the international broadcasting of Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Pomar served in senior positions at VOA and RFE/RL from 1982 to 1993, during which time the Reagan and Bush administrations made VOA and RFE/RL an important part of their foreign policy.

Pomar takes readers inside the two radio stations to show how the broadcasts were conceived and developed and the impact they had on international broadcasting, U.S.-Soviet relations, Russian political and cultural history, and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Pomar provides nuanced analysis of the broadcasts and sheds light on the multifaceted role the radios played during the Cold War, ranging from instruments of U.S. Cold War policy to repositories of independent Russian culture, literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts.

Registration available soon. Please check the website for updates: https://globalsantafe.org/dialogue-diplomacy/speaker-events/

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 
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Luncheon Program
The Club at Las Campanas, 132 Clubhouse Dr. in Las Campanas
Members – $45, Nonmembers – $55 
(Includes Baja Buffet luncheon)

The Board of Directors of Global Santa Fe recently announced the establishment of the Judge Chuck Case Lecture on International Law. This annual lecture will recognize and honor Chuck’s distinguished service to the legal profession and to Global Santa Fe. Prior to his time in Santa Fe, Judge Case spent many years promoting the rule of law in over 25 countries, particularly those of the former Yugoslavia.

We are thrilled that Harold Koh, one of the country’s leading experts on public and private international law, national security law and human rights, will deliver the first lecture. Formerly dean of the Yale Law School, he is currently at Yale as the Sterling Professor of International Law. Professor Koh also served as chief legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State and as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Registration available soon. Please check the website for updates: https://globalsantafe.org/dialogue-diplomacy/speaker-events/

CLICK HERE if you would like to contribute to the Judge Chuck Case Lecture on International Law.

GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN CRISES WITH MARGARET TRAUB, Head of Global Initiatives, International Medical Corps, in conversation with Lisa Ellis
Monday,  November 1, Evening Event
Location: To be determined.
Members – $15, Nonmembers – $25
Margaret Traub is Head of Global Initiatives for International Medical Corps, the Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization that has delivered more than $3.6 billion of health care relief and training in conflict and disaster zones in 80 countries. As a member of International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team, Traub travels extensively to field programs around the world to assist and advocate for those affected by crisis.Prior to joining International Medical Corps in 2005, Traub spent 17 years in print and broadcast journalism. From 2000 to 2004, she was an executive producer at CNN, and worked for six years at Good Morning America, first as a writer and then head writer. She was twice nominated for a Writers Guild of America award.

Registration available soon. Please check the website for updates: https://globalsantafe.org/dialogue-diplomacy/speaker-events/
 DEMOCRACY UNDER FIRE

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
Sunday, November 13, 4pm Book Talk
Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St.
FREE and open to the public.
To pre-order Civil War by Other Means, call Collected Works (505) 988-4226.

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
Monday, November 14, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Luncheon Program
La Terraza at La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E. San Francisco St.

Registration available soon. Please check the website for updates: https://globalsantafe.org/dialogue-diplomacy/speaker-events/VIRTUAL PROGRAMSDIPO FALOYIN, AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY: NOTES ON A BRIGHT CONTINENT – book talk with Jim Falk, co-sponsored with Collected Works Bookstore
Wednesday, October 12, 12:00 pm MDT, ZOOM livestream


So often Africa is depicted simplistically as “one” and not a continent made up 54 separate nations, an arid landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife. In his debut book, Dipo Faloyin offers a compelling and needed corrective.The event is co-sponsored with Collected Works Bookstore and in partnership with World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, International Relations Council of Kansas City, Columbus Council on World Affairs, WorldOregon.

Pre-order Africa is not a Country online here or call Collected Works (505) 988-4226.

CLICK HERE to register

TWO WHEELS GOOD: THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE BICYCLE with author Jody Rosen interviewed by Jim Falk. If you were unable to attend the livestream, you can now enjoy the YouTube recording by clicking HERE.BOOK CLUB UPDATES

October 4 – America’s Great-Power Opportunity: Revitalizing U.S. Foreign Policy to Meet the Challenges of Strategic Competition by Ali Wyne November 1 – Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China by Michael Beckley and Hal Brands

December 6 – Kleptopia:  How Dirty Money is Conquering the World by Tom BurgisJanuary 3 – The Dragons and The Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West by David Kilcullen

BOOK CLUB LOCATION & TIME: Global Santa Fe Conference Room, 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D. The Book Club meets 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm MDT on the first Tuesday of each month. Participants may also tune in by ZOOM. The link for the ZOOM meeting will be sent with the email reminder previous to the meeting. Light refreshments are served for in-person attendees. If you are not on the Book Club mailing list, but are interested in participating, please contact Randy Sword.EDUCATION UPDATESUWC GET-AWAY FAMILY PROGRAMInterested in providing young international students with an intercultural homestay experience? One of our education partners, United World College-USA, is looking for families who live in Northern New Mexico that would enjoy hosting students for an occasional weekend or even over a holiday. UWC-USA students are 11th and 12th graders from over 90 countries who come to New Mexico to study for two years. They are eager to share their cultures with others. CLICK HERE to learn more or reach out to regan@sfcir.org for more information. FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

IVLP CALL FOR HOMESTAY HOSTS: Global Santa Fe is seeking homestay hosts for visitors from North Macedonia from October 7th through 15th, 2022. This delegation of five prosecutors is visiting under the auspices of the Congressional Office of International Leadership (COIL), formerly the Open World Program. The visitors will require hosts that can provide a private guest room and restroom to the visitor, as well as occasional transport in mornings and evenings. Food stipends will be made available to hosts for some meals. Please reach out to Program Officer Christian Finke at christian@sfcir.org, if you are interested in being a homestay host. All visitors will be fully vaccinated. 


Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
globalsantafe.org
lisa@sfcir.org
Global Santa Fe News Digest
Thursday, September 8, 2022

A Message from Lisa Ellis

Dear Friends,Earlier this week, the new U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss took office at a time when Britain faces serious economic and energy crises, and deepening political division. Today, the world is marking the passing of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and the end of her remarkable reign, and 70 years of public service that many believe provided a sense of cohesion during tumultuous times. Her son, the Prince of Wales, immediately succeeds her as King Charles III, ruling over more than a dozen Commonwealth nations. No doubt, these significant events will bring tremendous change to the UK, Europe and the world. 

As we observe this historic moment, we at Global Santa Fe remain committed to bringing our members and others in our community opportunities to hear from experts, explore diverse perspectives and reflect on these and other critical developments at a pivotal time for the world – a time when dialogue and diplomacy are more important than ever. 
WHY AM I RECEIVING DAILYCHATTER? 
 

Did you know that receiving the DailyChatter, a newsletter offering concise coverage of critical world events, is one of the benefits of your membership with Global Santa Fe? Each day, the DailyChatter’s writers and editors draw on a wide array of domestic and international sources to produce what we consider to be a balanced and well-informed report. 

Recently, it came to our attention that very few of our members were taking advantage of this free subscription, which is subsidized by the World Affairs Councils of America. So we arranged for you to receive an email introducing the daily newsletter. To the publisher’s and our chagrin, the DailyChatter was shared before our communication was sent. We are pleased that the vast majority of our members opted to continue to receive this diurnal update on global events; and as indicated by the high open rate, subscribers are enjoying the newsletter. Please call our office at (505) 982-4931, if you have questions about the newsletter or your membership benefits.

CLICK HERE to view a sample of today’s edition. For those of you who opted-out and now wish to resubscribe, please email Susan Jay at Susan@sfcir.org.

PROGRAM UPDATESRANGINA HAMIDI & KANDAHAR TREASURE

On Friday, September 9, Global Santa Fe is participating in a collaborative event with the International Folk Art Market and the Women’s International Study Center.

To begin the day, IFAM will be hosting a pop-up sale which will be followed by a lecture with Afghanistan’s former Minister of Education Ragina Hamidi, a position she held from June 2020 to August 15, 2021. There is no charge to attend the lecture and light refreshments will be served.

Pop Up Sale: Friday, September 9, 10am – 3:30pm
IFAM Center, 620 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe
Pop Up Sale is FREE and open to the public.

RANGINA HAMIDI – EVENING LECTURE

Lecture: Friday, September 9, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Women’s International Study Center
Acequia Madre House, 614 Acequia Madre
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
RAOUL WALLENBERG: A HERO FOR OUR TIME

Sunday, September 11, 4:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail

$10 online registration by September 10, $15 at the door (Masks required)
 
Presented by the Wallenberg Committee of Temple Beth Shalom
in collaboration with the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival and Global Santa Fe
 
This program, on the 110th anniversary of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg’s birth, features an award-winning film followed by a discussion featuring three experts who will discuss his life and legacy. Wallenberg saved as many as 100,000 Jewish lives in German-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust. In 1981, he became only the second person in history to receive honorary U.S. citizenship. Who was Raoul Wallenberg, and what can we learn from his heroic efforts to save Jews in the winter of 1944-45 in Budapest? Why did he disappear in January 1945, and what was his subsequent fate? Learn more at the September 11 screening.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

DIVERSITY, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
This in-person Career Connections seminar will take place in Albuquerque, NM, in partnership with Global Ties U.S. The event is designed to provide U.S. ExchangeAlumni with skills, resources, and ideas to grow professionally through interactive team-building workshops, mentorship, panels on inclusive programing, international business, and more.Dates of Seminar: September 16 – 18
Location: Albuquerque, NM (in-person)WOMEN DIPLOMATS PANEL

Moderated by Global Santa Fe Executive Director Lisa Ellis
Saturday, September 16, 11:00 – 11:45 am MDT

This panel will feature: Deborah Jones,
 who served as U.S. ambassador to Kuwait and Libya; and Abigail Olvera, foreign service officer who served in Egypt and Senegal, and cybersecurity and law enforcement officer at the U.S. Department of State.

Registration is now open on the Exchange Alumni website at www.alumni.state.gov.  Please share this with your networks.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR CAREER CONNECTIONS

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

Join Global Santa Fe in the garden of historic Acequia Madre House for an autumn evening social gathering followed by a captivating night of behind-the-scenes tales told by our own Benedicte Valentiner in conversation with Ambassador Vicki Huddleston.

From 1988 to 2001 Benedicte Valentiner was the General Manager of Blair House, the official guest house of the President of the United States, which provides accommodation for the world’s chiefs of state and heads of government, and serves as a meeting place for the President’s cabinet secretaries. She worked for four U.S. Presidents, five administrations and six Secretaries of State. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

COVER TO COVER – The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan by Elliot Ackerman 
If you were unable to attend the livestream last week, you may now view an online recording by clicking here: The Fifth Actby Elliot Ackerman

FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
Sep 24 – 28:  Moldova – Empowering Roma Women

Oct 13 – 18:  Multi-Regional Group – Global Moment in Time – Photojournalism
Oct 7 – 15:  North Macedonia – Prosecutors to Observe American Legal System


Click here to view more IVLP updates

IVLP CALL FOR HOMESTAY HOSTS: Global Santa Fe is seeking homestay hosts for visitors from North Macedonia from October 7th through 15th, 2022. This delegation of five prosecutors is visiting under the auspices of the Congressional Office of International Leadership (COIL), formerly the Open World Program. The visitors will require hosts that can provide a private guest room and restroom to the visitor, as well as occasional transport in mornings and evenings. Food stipends will be made available to hosts for some meals. Please reach out to Program Officer Christian Finke at christian@sfcir.org, if you are interested in being a homestay host. All visitors will be fully vaccinated. 

GLOBAL SANTA FE IS HIRING!

Marketing and Membership Coordinator: Working with Global Santa Fe’s Executive Director and other team members, the Marketing and Membership Coordinator will support the mission and vision of Global Santa Fe by expanding awareness, engaging the public, attracting new audiences, developing marketing, increasing membership and retention, generating fundraising leads and increasing revenue for the organization. The candidate should be someone tuned into national and international current events. Learn more about the Membership and Marketing Coordinator position and spread the word!

Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
globalsantafe.org
lisa@sfcir.org
Global Santa Fe News Digest
Thursday, July 14, 2022

A Message from Lisa Ellis

Dear Friends,

Our team is in transition! We’re so pleased to welcome three amazing new team members: Christian and Noah, who joined us earlier this month, and Regan, who starts on Monday. We’re excited to be working and learning together, and we are so grateful to those who have carried us through this past season of growth and change.

Leonardo Da Vinci said, “Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” We invite you to join us for upcoming programs, including Jeffrey Engel’s fascinating talk on U.S.-Russian relations, and our summer gathering for members.  
Enjoy the rest of summer, and remember to order your Global Santa Fe cycling and hiking gear today. See you out on the roads and trails!
PROGRAM UPDATES

PUTIN AND THE PRESIDENTS
A Talk with Jeffrey Engel


Wednesday, July 20
Estancia Primera Clubhouse
450 Avenida Primera S. 

Pre-talk social hour at 5:00 pm followed by talk at 6:00 pm
Members – $15, Nonmembers – $25


Join Global Santa Fe for a talk with Jeffrey Engel on Putin’s unique relationship with U.S. presidents over the last two decades. The evening begins with a 5:00 pm social hour including wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by the talk at 6:00 pm.

Jeffrey Engel, the founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, is the author or editor of a dozen books on American foreign policy. He is a frequent media contributor with articles appear regularly in the Washington PostUSA Today, etc.

“I could not be more pleased that Jeff Engel will be speaking to our members and friends. As you will see, he is a remarkably gifted speaker who is both entertaining and knowledgeable. In 2012 the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations named him their Bernath Prize lecturer and in 2019 SMU’s Residence Life students voted him their Hope Professor of the Year. In my view, When the World Seemed New, is one of the best books written on this important period.” Jim Falk

Click here for more information and to register.

GLOBAL SANTA FE ANNUAL SUMMER MEMBER GATHERING


Thursday, August 11
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Randall Davey Audubon Center Pavilion
FREE to active Global Santa Fe members

Global Santa Fe members are invited to our 2022 traditional summer gathering. This year’s event will be an early evening social on August 11, including live music performed by Round Mountain, wine and hors d’oeuvres at the fabulous Randall Davey Audubon Center Pavilion.

This FREE event is open to all active members. Not a member yet? If you’ve been considering joining or renewing your membership to Global Santa Fe, there is no time like the present to do so! We’d love to see you there!

Click here to join or renew your Global Santa Fe membership.

To RSVP please call Susan Jay at 505-660-5513.

EDUCATION UPDATES

IMAGINE CHALK: COMMUNITY CHALK DRAWING FOR THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

Thursday, August 4, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
At the Santa Fe Railyard, near the Water Tower
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tomorrow’s Women and Drawing on Earth are teaming up with Global Santa Fe, Vital Spaces and Southwestern College to present a playful day of collective artmaking and an opportunity to connect with young local and international peace builders.

CITY SUMMER PROGRAM

Week before last, Global Santa Fe spent three mornings with middle and high school students in the City Summer Program. Students explored different cultures by playing global jeopardy, making origami, trying Japanese foods and learning Korean from our own Global Santa Fe intern Yujin! Learning about other cultures and places around the world through hands-on activities was new and exciting for local youth.

2022-23 STUDENT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15!

The next Fellowship round will focus on global topics that are relevant in New Mexico – such as immigration, food justice, and Indigenous rights – and will also explore careers, media, and current events related to international affairs. 

Fellows will meet regularly from September through April and have the opportunity to meet experts in the field, engage with students from other schools, attend Global Santa Fe events, and work on a long-term project related to a global passion or interest. For more information about the Fellowship application, click here.

FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE



Last week, Global Santa Fe had the privilege to host a group of emerging leaders in the field of language education from eleven Eurasian countries titled “21st Century ChangeMakers: American Language and Multicultural Diversity. They met with with New Mexico Public Education Department’s Language and Culture Division, the Santa Fe Community College’s ESL Program, and the summer camp Hands-on Heritage. Participants also enjoyed meeting international artists and experiencing New Mexico’s unique art scene as they volunteered at the International Folk Art Market (IFAM).

STAFF TRANSITIONS: WELCOME NEW TEAM MEMBERS!

Click here to learn more about our new team.

Christian Finke has joined us as Program Officer for International Exchange. Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a double major in International Studies and Political Science. Christian lived abroad as an exchange student in Estonia and Spain and as a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysian Borneo. He also worked as an intern for U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and as Program Associate for the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX).

Regan Hill, our new Program Officer for Partnership and Outreach, is a multilingual, international educator who is fluent in French with some Wolof, Haitian Creole and Korean. She has lived and worked in Europe, West Africa and Asia, and recently worked for Bridge Refugee Services and the International Rescue Committee. Regan brings passion for relationship building, and will work with us to increase partnerships and sponsorships. She also will apply her experience as a former English teacher in Senegal and Germany to help manage our Student Fellows Program.

Noah Zaleman is a second year student at St. John’s College. This summer he is working as an intern at Global Santa Fe to pursue his interest in international relations. He grew up in a French-speaking household and culturally considers himself to be both American and French. He looks forward to working with professionals on international relations and participating in the diverse projects that Global Santa Fe offers.
 
We also wish to thank Brooke Minnich for her many contributions to the education programs over the past year. Brooke is moving on to pursue a lifelong passion for food justice as Agency Partnerships Coordinator at The Food Depot. “I have worked as an educator for six years and have loved every minute of it! Global Santa Fe has connected me with high school students in such a meaningful way, and I have been inspired by their ambitions to change the world. I’m excited to take what I’ve learned to address hunger and inequity in my local community.” 

Hope to see you soon!

Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
globalsantafe.org
lisa@sfcir.org
Global Santa Fe News Digest
Thursday, June 23, 2022

A Message from Lisa Ellis

Dear Friends,

This week, the global community marked World Refugee Day. The UN Refugee Agency reports that a record-breaking 100 million people are currently displaced or seeking refuge as a result of conflict, natural disasters and disease. This means that 1 in every 78 people on earth has been forced to leave their home, security and livelihood. Some 24 million Ukrainians, of which 15 million are inside the country, are in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 30 million Africans are either internally displaced, refugees, or asylum seekers. Just yesterday, Afghanistan was hit by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 1,000 people and displaced and injured more than 1,500. The numbers just keep growing and are so massive that it can be hard to get our minds around them.

This fall, Global Santa Fe will host a program to explore the global trends in population displacements, the humanitarian response and ways to help refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.

A number of nonprofits here in New Mexico are supporting refugees, and there are many ways to get involved. (I invite you to visit the links below.) Global Santa Fe is grateful to these and other community groups for their good work, and also for generously sharing their expertise with the international visitors we bring to Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Dreamers Project 
United Church of Santa Fe
Lutheran Family Services

Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque  
PROGRAM UPDATES

A TALK WITH JEFFREY ENGEL
Putin and the Presidents 


Wednesday, July 20
5:00 pm pre-talk social hour including wine and
hors d’oeuvres followed by the talk at 6:00 pm
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Estancia Primera Clubhouse, 450 Avenida Primera S.
Members – $15, Nonmembers – $25


US-Russian relations are at a new post-Cold War low. But those tensions go far beyond the current crisis over Ukraine. Russian-American antagonisms stem instead from long-standing geopolitical differences–different worldviews, really–held by American and Russian leaders since the Cold War’s End. Only by understanding how today’s conflicts began, can we hope to plot a path forward.

Jeffrey Engel is founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University and a Professor in the Clements Department of History. Engel has authored or edited twelve books on American foreign policy, including Cold War at 30, Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy, which received the Paul Birdsall Prize from the American Historical Association.

Click here for more information and to register.

GLOBAL SANTA FE SUMMER MEMBER GATHERING


We are thrilled to announce that our traditional summer gathering will be an early evening social at the fabulous Randall Davey Audubon Center Pavilion in August.

We’re still nailing down the details, so please stay tuned!


WHICH SPEAKERS WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR FROM?

So many of our members and supporters have extraordinary experiences, expertise and connections with other experts who might speak on a wide range of topics related to world affairs. We are always eager to receive your input on potential speakers and other program ideas. Which topics are you longing to learn more about? We value your feedback, so please take a moment to complete this short five-question survey 

2022-23 STUDENT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION IS LIVE!


The next Fellowship round will focus on global topics that are relevant in New Mexico – such as immigration, food justice, and Indigenous rights – and will also explore careers, media, and current events related to international affairs. Fellows will meet regularly from September through April and have the opportunity to meet experts in the field, engage with students from other schools, attend Global Santa Fe events, and work on a long-term project related to a global passion or interest. For more information about the Fellowship application, click here.

Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
globalsantafe.org
lisa@sfcir.org
Global Santa Fe News Digest
Thursday, June 9, 2022

A Message from Lisa Ellis 

Dear Friends,

Each month, the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) features one of its 90 councils across the US as Council of the Month. Global Santa Fe was selected as the June Council and will be highlighted each week in the WACA email for the month of June 2022. 


As a WACA member, we are grateful to collaborate with other councils to share programming and shape public discourse on a range of critical global issues, from national security and human rights, to the economy and international trade, to global health, energy and the environment. Board Member Jim Falk will represent Global Santa Fe at WACA’s Spring Leadership Meeting in Colorado Springs this weekend. 
 For those who missed our 2022 Annual Gala, you can now listen to Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch interviewed by Ambassador Mark L. Asquino on May 18, 2022.
PROGRAM UPDATES

SEBASTIAN MALLABY
Last week, Jim Falk moderated a Cover to Cover conversation with Sebastian Mallaby, author of The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future. Listen to the talk here.



SAVE THE DATE! JEFFREY ENGEL, founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, will be joining us live for an event in Santa Fe on Wednesday, July 20. Details to be announced. 

WHICH SPEAKERS WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR FROM?

So many of our members and supporters have extraordinary experiences, expertise and connections with other experts who might speak on a wide range of topics related to world affairs. We are always eager to receive your input on potential speakers and other program ideas. Which topics are you longing to learn more about? We value your feedback, so please take a moment to complete this short three-question survey 

2022-23 STUDENT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION IS LIVE!


The next Fellowship round will focus on global topics that are relevant in New Mexico – such as immigration, food justice, and Indigenous rights – and will also explore careers, media, and current events related to international affairs. Fellows will meet regularly from September through April and have the opportunity to meet experts in the field, engage with students from other schools, attend Global Santa Fe events, and work on a long-term project related to a global passion or interest. For more information about the Fellowship application, click here.


We look forward to seeing more of you this summer!
Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
globalsantafe.org
lisa@sfcir.org
Global Santa Fe News Digest
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
A Message from Lisa Ellis

Dear Friends,
Thank you to Global Santa Fe’s members and friends for joining us for our Gala last week – a full house, a riveting guest speaker, the launch of our new brand, and the celebration of our awardees!

       
We’ll be posting a video of Ambassador Yovanovitch’s conversation with Ambassador Mark L. Asquino on our website soon. In the meantime, I invite you to listen to the KSFR Interview with Ambassador Yovanovitch, watch her KOAT-TV interview, and read the post-Gala article in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

While she was in Santa Fe, Ambassador Yovanovitch told students at Capital High School that now is the time to consider a career in diplomacy. She believes young people are full of idealism and ideas and that, no matter the challenges, she sees a “whole generation coming up that is ready to address them.”


Global Santa Fe Student Fellow Amelia Clark told Gala guests that her fellowship experience made her “more confident in how we can make a difference in the world as global citizens.”

In his remarks at the Gala, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber lifted up Global Santa Fe’s work and the timing of our event as an “inflection point.” He told us: “We are confronting again an old, hard lesson: We have to think the unthinkable, because the unimaginable is happening. We are witnessing more than an attack on Ukraine. We are witnessing attacks on truth, on facts, on fundamental values—on reality itself.” Read the Mayor’s complete remarks here.

If you were not able to attend our Gala, but would like to make a donation to Global Santa Fe, click here. With your help, we can continue to support student fellows like Amelia, host speakers like Amb. Yovanovitch, and connect New Mexicans with international visitors. Let’s stay informed, join in courageous conversations, and stay connected. Let’s do it together. Global Santa Fe will help.

Lisa

PS: We encourage COVID-19 testing as a precautionary measure after our gala and all large gatherings during this time of increased cases. UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS

VIRTUAL PROGRAM FEATURING HAL BRANDS
The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today, moderated by Jim Falk

Wednesday, May 25, 1:00 pm MDT
Zoom Meeting – The link for this webinar will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Global Santa Fe Members – FREE with code (BRANDS), Nonmembers – $10
This event is cosponsored with Phoenix Committee on Foreign Affairs.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

SEBASTIAN MALLABY, Paul Volcker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Post columnist and author of The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future, will share the stories of venture capitalists at high profile firms. Malaby’s book explores the history of tech incubation and considers the most iconic triumphs and infamous disasters in Silicon Valley history, from the comedy of errors at the birth of Apple to the avalanche of venture money that fostered hubris at WeWork and Uber.

Thursday, June 2, 12:00 pm MDT
FREE livestream interview in World Affairs Councils of America’s COVER TO COVER series.


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GLOBAL SANTA FE IS HIRING! 

Global Santa Fe is at an exciting juncture with the launch of our new name, brand identity and website, representing years of organizational transformation. The Associate Director for Development and Membership and the Program Officer for International Exchange will draw on this momentum to leverage our new brand to bring Global Santa Fe into its next stage of growth and impact locally, nationally, and globally. Please forward cover letter and resume to: susan@sfcir.org.

Gratefully,
Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
globalsantafe.org
lisa@sfcir.org
Global Santa Fe News Digest
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
A Message from Lisa Ellis

Dear Friends,

We’ve let you know it’s coming. Now the time is finally here! This week, we’re excited to be formally launching our new name, “Global Santa Fe,” and tagline “Connecting Our World,” along with our new website, globalsantafe.org: We’ve also updated our social media handles on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram. We’re official! 

We will celebrate our new brand at Global Santa Fe’s annual gala on Wednesday, May 18th, featuring a conversation with former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. Read the article about Ambassador Yovanovitch in Sunday’s Santa Fe New Mexican.

During the Gala, Global Santa Fe also will pay tribute to a select group of dedicated people who have worked tirelessly to help connect New Mexicans with the world: 
 ●     Dialogue & Diplomacy Award – Jim Falk, Global Santa Fe Board Member and former Interim Executive Director, for significantly enhancing programming by recruiting marquee speakers who imparted knowledge and gave context to current and emerging global issues. 
●     Cultural Exchange Award – Somos un Pueblo Unido, for their crucial work in promoting immigrants’ rights in New Mexico, as well as the group’s rich history of participating in Global Santa Fe’s International Visitor Leadership Program. 
●     Student Engagement Award – Amy Page, social studies teacher at Moriarty High School, for serving as an advocate for rural schools and a champion in consistently delivering Global Santa Fe’s education programs to Moriarty students.
●     The Judge Chuck Case Lecture on International Law – Chuck Case, Global Santa Fe’s Immediate Past Board President, for his devotion to international law and the pursuit of civil institutions in emerging democracies, with the establishment of the Judge Chuck Case Lecture on International Law. 

Read more about the brand, gala, and our esteemed awardees in the press release.

We’re also pleased that twelve international visitors from the Near East and North Africa and four escort/interpreters will be joining us at the Gala reception. The group, which arrives today, will spend the week here as part of their U.S. State Department program, Preserving Cultural Heritage and Combating Trafficking of Conflict Antiquities. Through our cultural exchange programs, we help to create connections that deepen global
understanding.Visitors from the Near East and North Africa, who will be joining the 2022 Global Santa Fe Annual Gala
Join us in advancing New Mexico’s intellectual and global leadership. Help us spread the word about Global Santa Fe’s new name and brand, and our continued work to empower members, like you, as well as educators, students and communities to be informed and engaged global citizens.We couldn’t do it without you!
Gratefully,
Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
globalsantafe.org
lisa@sfcir.org
Global Santa Fe News Digest
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
A Message from Lisa Ellis

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, journalism organizations marked World Press Freedom Day with renewed calls for the safety of journalists. A free press, one of the essential components in advancing democracy, is not to be taken for granted. Courageous journalists fight and sometimes die to tell the stories that governments don’t want told. From Russia and Belarus, to China and the Philippines, to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, governments censor, threaten, detain, imprison and even assassinate journalists.

Comedian Trevor Noah asked this question of American journalists at the recent White House Correspondents Association dinner: “If Russian journalists are fighting to report on what their own government is doing, if they had the freedom to write any words to ask any question, if they had basically what you had, would they be using it in the same way you do? Ask yourself that question every day.”

The First Amendment is the cornerstone of a government by, for and of the people. Yet many Americans can’t list the five freedoms it guarantees. So here’s my question for us: What if we could no longer count on our rights to freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition?

Want to learn more about the importance of strengthening democratic institutions around the world? There’s still time to register for the Ben Rhodes’ talk tomorrow at 7pm, to hear about his new book, After the Fall: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the World We’ve Made.

Through our programs, including our Under Fire series, Global Santa Fe will explore the topic of democracy, including the role of an independent media. We will convene New Mexicans of all ages, international visitors from all regions, and speakers from across the globe, to promote dialogue and expand our thinking. It’s our democracy. Join us.
SOLD OUT!  To be added to a wait list, please email: jessie@sfcir.org
Presenting Diamond Sponsor Diana MacArthurPROGRAM UPDATEBOOK TALK WITH BEN RHODES
After the Fall: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the World We’ve Made

PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME!
Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm MDT
New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.
Members – $25, Nonmembers – $35

A live in-person evening talk and book signing. 
This event is cosponsored with the School for Advanced Research (SAR) and with the support of Global Santa Fe member Jim Clay.

Ben Rhodes is probably best known today as co-host of Pod Save the World, but that is just one of his many activities. He is currently a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC and a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama. His most recent book, After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made, is the result of years of traveling to dozens of countries where he had the opportunity to speak with activists and politicians who are confronting rising nationalism and authoritarianism. From 2009-2016, Ben served as Deputy National Security Advisor, overseeing the President’s national security communications, speechwriting and public diplomacy. He was a key player in the reestablishment of relations with Cuba. As listeners to the Pod know, Ben is as thoughtful as he is eloquent. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

LIVESTREAM CONVERSATION WITH LECH WALESA
An Evening with Lech Wałęsa, former president of Poland,
Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader, and founder of the Lech Wałęsa Institute.  


Tuesday, May 10, 5:00 pm MDT (7:00 pm EST)
Virtual Livestream by ZOOM – $10 
This event is co-presented with World Affairs Council of Connecticut

Join our sister Council the World Affairs Council of Connecticut in conversation with the former president of Poland, Lech Wałęsa. President Wałęsa is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Lech Wałęsa Institute. The program will be moderated by WAC Connecticut CEO Megan Torrey. Ticket proceeds for this event, both virtual and in-person, will be used by the Institute to aid Ukrainian refugees.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

VIRTUAL PROGRAM FEATURING HAL BRANDS
The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today, moderated by Jim Falk

Wednesday, May 25, 1:00 pm MDT (12:00 noon  MST)
Zoom Meeting – The link for this webinar will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Members – FREE with code (BRANDS), Nonmembers – $10
This event is cosponsored with Phoenix Committee on Foreign Affairs.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

COMMUNITY EVENTS




Diversity, Professional Development and International Exchange
May 13 – 15, Albuquerque, NM (in-person) 

Global Santa Fe Executive Director Lisa Ellis will moderate a panel on Women Diplomats on Saturday, May 14, 11-11:45 am MDT.


Presented in partnership with Global Ties U.S., this event is designed to provide U.S. ExchangeAlumni with skills, resources, and ideas to grow professionally from interactive workshops on team building, mentorship, and persuasive communications, to panels on inclusive programing, international business, and more. NOTE: To participate in Career Connections and Career Connections Global+ programming, attendees must be U.S. citizen Exchange Alumni and registered on the International Exchange Alumni website at www.alumni.state.gov. Registration is now open on the Exchange Alumni website at www.alumni.state.gov.

 Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
www.sfcir.org
lisa@sfcir.org
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