Welcome to the Center for International Studies and Albuquerque International Association

We are joining in an effort to make Albuquerque a better place — intellectually vibrant, internationally flavored, exciting, and globally savvy. As they say, “it takes a village” to achieve these goals. You can be part of this village. With your support, AIA will go forward with its mission: to bring the world to Albuquerque, and Albuquerque to the world.

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2021 International Lecture Series
US Foreign Policy and Global Leadership

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India/Pakistan Nuclear Issues

India/Pakistan Nuclear Issues

Friday, October 1 from 3-5pm. MIT Professor Vipin Narang, a leading US expert on the subject, will discuss the evolution of India and Pakistan’s security competition since they became nuclear weapons powers in 1998 and the destabilizing nuclear developments both have pursued since then.

Sleepwalking Toward the Nuclear Precipice 

Sleepwalking Toward the Nuclear Precipice 

October 8, 3:00pm by Dr. Ernest J. Moniz – CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, CEO of the Energy Futures Initiative, former Secretary of Energy who negotiated the Iran agreement. He will discuss evolving nuclear threats and elaborate on his collaborative work with Senator Sam Nunn.


Great Museums in the US and the World

Great Museums of the US and the World  is part of the Albuquerque International Association program Arts & Cultures around the World. Beginning with August 2021, we will take ABQ citizens on an exciting, eye opening “trips” to the great museums in the US, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe.

The series will cover a diverse range of collections – new & old, encyclopedic & specialized, big & small – on four different continents. We will feature Asian art in US, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, India, Taiwan, Middle Eastern collections in Egypt & Iraq, Hispanic – in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Brazil; European in Russia & France, Afro-American collections in US & Brazil, Native-American art in US Southwest, as well as some of the new museums in the US, such as the San Francisco MOMA and Crystal Bridges in Arkansas.

This series takes place at the Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center – 7521 Carmel Ave NE Wyoming & Carmel, N of Paseo

The Russian Museum

The Russian Museum

October 14, 5:30 pm –  Dr. Marina Oborotova will take you on a special tour of the museum and show you its masterpieces. She will share with you some of the most important and interesting chapters of the history of Russian fine arts.

Treasures of Peru: A Look at some Extraordinary Museums

Treasures of Peru: A Look at some Extraordinary Museums

October 21,  by Diana McDonald, Ph.D., Boston College – Peru has some of the greatest art and archaeological sites of the Western Hemisphere. With art-making cultures that stretch back thousands of years before the Inca, there are treasures – including gold and silver artifacts, colorful pottery, sculpture, and truly amazing textiles – that were found in almost every bit of land. We will take you on a tour of some of these cultures’ greatest works – collected in some of the most overlooked museums in Lima, as well as Santiago, Chile.

Other Announcements

Dinners Under the Skies!

October 3, 2021

If we can’t go to Spain, we will bring Spain to Albuquerque!

This is AIA’s creative response to our new reality – when nothing works as before, when small gatherings are better than the large ones, when outside is better than inside, and when we can’t travel as we used to! More Information



AIA Book Club Meeting

Oct. 28 -Haass, Richard. The World: A Brief Introduction

Foreign Movie Club


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