<center>CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!</center>

CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!</center>

CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!</center>

CIR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year!

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

<center>Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015  </center>

Eastern Turkey and Black Sea Adventure 2015

Upcoming Programs and Events

Below is a listing of upcoming CIR programs and events. Click on the Programs/Events tab to the left for more detail on each of the items below, for future events or for Community (non-CIR) Events.

Special Event on Impact of U.S. – Cuba Normalization

When:August 17, 2015

From:04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

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Topic: The Impact of U.S. – Cuba Normalization on Diplomacy in the AmericasJanet Theiry Photo

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Speaker: Jane Thery, 
Director, Department of International Affairs, Organization of American States
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Location:  The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

Cost: $15 CIR Members/ $20 Non-members & Guests
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Jane Thery is the Director of the Department of International Affairs of the OAS since October 2014. In this capacity, she is responsible for maintaining and strengthening relations with Permanent Observers to the OAS and developing strategies with civil society organizations and other agencies of the United Nations and Inter-American Systems to advance the OAS agenda. The Department is also charged with resource mobilization activities and outreach programs, including the Lecture Series of the Americas, OAS Policy Roundtables and Tour and Briefing Program for diverse audiences.
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Ms. Thery has a distinguished professional career, beginning as a program officer with the Ford Foundation in Lima, Peru, and including senior positions with the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the University of Maryland, and the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1995, she joined the OAS team supporting the negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas and had since managed key portfolios in the Summits of the Americas Secretariat and the Secretariat for External Relations. She holds a BA in international relations from Duke University, a MA in international relations/economics from Yale University and is fluent in Spanish.

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McGovern addresses Putin, Russia, The Ukraine and NATO

When:August 28, 2015

From:05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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Topic: ‘Nyet Means Nyet’ — A Redline on UkraineMcGovern photo
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Speaker: Ray McGovern

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Location:  The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

Cost: $15 CIR Members/ $20 Non-members & Guests
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Ray McGovern came from his native Bronx to Washington in the early sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s five most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.
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Ray’s opinion pieces have appeared in many leading newspapers and other publications in the U.S. and abroad. Ray has appeared on The Newshour, C-Span’s Washington Journal, CNN, BBC, a number of domestic Russian TV channels, Aljazeera, RT, PressTV and many other TV & radio programs and documentaries. His B.A. and M.A. degrees – both from Fordham University – are in Russian history, language, and literature, with minor concentrations in theology and philosophy.  He also holds a Certificate in Theological Studies from Georgetown University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. A Catholic, Ray has been worshipping for many years with the ecumenical Church of the Saviour.  He has been invited to lecture at various interfaith and ecumenical events around the U.S., and has preached at a number of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.
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Ray is fluent in Russian, German, and Spanish.  He and his wife have been married for 52 years; they have five children and nine grandchildren.

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RESCHEDULED! – Changing Energy Landscape

When:September 10, 2015

From:05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

James-Clad-PhotoTopic:  The World Politics of a Changing Energy Landscape

Speaker:  James Clad

This event was previously postponed.
This is the newly scheduled date for this lecture.
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Location:  Tipton Hall, SF University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

Cost: $15 CIR Members/ $20 Non-members & Guests

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CIR presents James Clad, senior adviser to the Center for Naval Analyses and former deputy assistant secretary of defense. Mr. Clad will discuss how recent energy trends have upset the world oil market and transformed the geopolitical landscape.

Asian energy demand is surging, Russian natural gas sales are falling following EU sanctions and a dramatic increase in oil production in North America has sparked a rivalry with OPEC that has brought global prices to a five-year low. This flurry of activity has upended traditional trade patterns and threatened energy security for many nations around the world. While market volatility has brought short-term benefits to the manufacturing and transportation industries, many analysts believe sustained instability could result in a global recession. Read the rest of this entry »

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